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PEARSON, Bernice Mae (Moon) 1919-1998


Posted By: SGF
Date: 3/19/2003 at 04:02:22

Bernice Mae (Moon) Pearson, the daughter of Roy W. and Dalia R. (Heins) Moon, was born July 16, 1919, in Grand Meadow Township, Clayton County, near Luana, Iowa. She had reached the age of 79 years, three months, and one day.

She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. She graduated from the Luana Consolidated School. On June 8, 1938 Bernice was united in marriage with Roger Orville Pearson. To this union two daughters were born. They farmed in the Luana and Postville areas, and in 1966 they moved to a home in Postville.

Bernice worked as a housekeeper at the Postville Community Hospital from 1966 untill its closing in 1990. Her conscientiousness in her work and her friendliness to staff and patients alike won her many friendships that lasted throughtout her life. She became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in West Union in 1997.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice and her husband, Marvin Grout, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Judy and her husband, Lyle Boebel, of Marion, Iowa, three grandsons, Mark Graybill and wife, Tammy, of Rochester, MN, Larry Boebel and wife, Gina, of Swisher, IA, and James Boebel and wife, Holly, of Cedar Rapids, IA, six great grandchildren, Stephanie and Christopher Graybill, Nathan, Kory, Brandon,and Lindy Boebel, and a sister, Jeanne Wirkler of Monona, Iowa.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Roger, who died in 1980, and her stepmother, Lillian Moon.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Her confirmation verse was from the book of Romans 5:1: "Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

[source: Funeral service program, Tuesday, October 20, 1998]


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