Rose Marie Pearson, 96
Aug. 3, 1924 – May 15, 2021
Rose Marie Pearson, 96, of Sartell died May 15 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Her funeral was held May 21 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens officiated and burial was at the parish cemetery.
Pearson was born Aug. 3, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Marko and Johanna (Ogrinc) Vrtar. She married Ren J. Pearson on Aug. 27, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Pearson was a homemaker and she volunteered at Country Manor in Sartell for more than 40 years as a seamstress. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier church in Sartell where she participated in St. Monica’s Christian Mothers and St. Catherine’s Mission Group. Pearson was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, a member of the St. Augusta American Legion Auxiliary Post 621, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622 of St. Cloud and was in the Cleveland Polka Hall of Fame. She loved to go dancing on Saturday nights, cooking, gardening and canning, traveling and was a great seamstress. Pearson was always concerned about others and had a kind and caring spirit. In all that she did, to her, family was always the number one priority.
Survivors include the following: her daughters, Joanne Sufka, Nadine (Tom) Piasecki and Renee (Chip) Dowsett; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ren in 2001; brothers, Jacob “Jack” and Marko Vrtar; and sisters, Josephine Vrtar, Johanna “Honey” Mendel and Mary Zupan.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and hospice staff at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids for the care, comfort and support they gave Rose throughout her time there.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Sartell.
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