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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rest in Peace - David A. Pearson, Married 40 Years to Linda Nelson

David A. Pearson, 66, of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Unity Point – Trinity in Rock Island.  A funeral service celebrating his life will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 14 at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo.  Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate.  A visitation for Dave will be held from 5-7 pm on Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church.  Cremation Rites will be accorded following the services.  Memorials may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or First Lutheran Church.  Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dave was born on November 4, 1948 in Geneseo, IL the son of Dale and Marie (Sassen) Pearson.  He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1966 and attended Western Illinois University.  He was united in marriage to Linda J. Nelson on June 12, 1975 in Rock Island.  Dave proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He was in route sales for Hostess Cakes, Frito Lay, and Farmer Brother Coffee.  Dave then became a security guard for John Deere PDC in Milan, IL for several years.  Dave was an avid, lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Linda; children: Troy Pearson and fiancé Adrienne Carney of Los Angeles, CA, Tammy (Ted) Black of Moline, IL, Ben (Laura) Pearson of Geneseo, IL, Sam (Andrea) Kniss of CA; 9 grandchildren: Richard, Alexis, Brian, Kaylee, Ashton, Callen, David, Maryella, Cameron; brothers: Dennis (Diane) Pearson, Sugarland, TX, Paul (Marty) Pearson, Davenport, IA, Mark (Pat) Pearson, Carlyle, IL, Dan (Gina) Pearson, Geneseo, IL, John (Amy) Pearson, Milwaukee, WI; and sister-in-law and brother in law: Nancy (Roger) Moler, LeClaire, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Linda uploaded this photo less than a month ago.