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Ronald K. "Red" PearsonOctober 24, 1938 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 79)
Ronald K. “Red” Pearson, 79, of Leesburg, IN passed away at 12:15 p.m. on October 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 24, 1938 in Warsaw, IN to Jasper L. and Mary Audeline (Staples) Pearson.
He was a lifetime Leesburg / North Webster area resident, graduated in 1956 from North Webster High School, and attended Ivy Tech in Warsaw. He was married on July 29, 1960 in Mission, KS to Ione M. “Liz” Baston who survives. He retired from the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He was formerly employed at Venture Engineering in Syracuse, IN & Lyall Electric in North Webster.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster, lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 1342 in Syracuse which he was former Vice Commander, volunteer for Meals on Wheels in North Webster, and former member of the Forty & Eight Club in Syracuse.
He is survived by:
Wife - Liz Pearson of Leesburg
3 Daughters – Tammy S. Northrup of North Webster, Debbie A. Pearson of Nappanee, and Kathryn M. Pearson of Fort Wayne
8 Grand & 7 Gt. Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, 2 sisters – Faye Gross & Lavonne “Vonnie” Wiggs, and 2 brothers – John & Jim Pearson.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & C.R. 500 N, North Webster. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Byron Kaiser of the North Webster United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15 Warsaw, IN. Military rites will follow the services at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will be held at the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial bequest may be given to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 W. Washington St. Suite 1180-F Indianapolis, IN 46204, American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr. Mishawaka, IN 46545-3144, or the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46278.