John L. Pearse

April 24, 1935 - February 8, 2015
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John L. Pearse, 79, of Rockford, IL, passed away Sunday evening, February 8, 2015. John was born April 24, 1935, son of Maynard and Emily (Lyford) Pearse. He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1953. John married the love of his life, Shirley Williams Haffenden on June 5, 1954. John was in the United States Marine Reserves. He was a farmer, and worked at Woodward Governor, retiring in 1991 after working there for 27 years. John and Shirley traveled fulltime for 21 years around the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He was a member of Guilford Hope Grange. John learned how to make maple syrup from his ancestors and some of his children continue the tradition today.
John is loved and will be missed by his wife, Shirley; children, Arnold (Debra) Pearse, Penny Kolb, Danny (Nancy) Pearse, Terri (Paul) Burnell, Gerri (William) Scheider; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Douglas Pearse, Kenneth Pearse, Bill Pearse, Margie Trimmer, Sharon Waugh and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL with Karen Williams officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Guilford Hope Grange or Salvation Army. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the funeral home


Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Time: 10:30 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL with Karen Williams officiating


 

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Born: April 24, 1935
Died: February 8, 2015

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Jo Ellen Coleman posted on 2/9/15

So sorry for your loss

 

Kathy Mechler posted on 2/10/15

Dear Danny, Nancy & Family - So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time. May the Lord grant you peace in the days ahead. Keep your memories close until you meet again. With Deepest Sympathy Love, Jim, Kathy & Daisy

 

Darlene Schoepski posted on 2/10/15

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you prepare to say goodby to John. Let memories fill the empty spaces in your heart.

 

Bill Bauer posted on 2/10/15

Shirley-- I just got notice of John's death from Darlene. I have fond memories of John and especially our football days. My prayers are with John, you, and the family. Bill Bauer

 

Nan Hesseltine posted on 2/10/15

I am so sorry to hear of John passing. He was a great guy. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

 

Dave Healy posted on 2/12/15

Arnie, please accept my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Dana Van Epps Peterson posted on 2/19/15

I rememer Johm shopping at my garage sales always had a nice talk about families My prayers are with you all.

 

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