Mae Sophie Pearson

Friday, May 7, 2010

Funeral services for Mae Sophie Pearson, 85 of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Rev. Lauren Ley will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.

Interment will take place in Liberty Township in Calumet.

Following the services at the church, there will be a lunch and then burial will take place at 4 p.m. in Calumet.

Mae passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Northshire Residence in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.

Mae Sophie Pearson, the daughter of Elmer and Anna (Menke) Mugge, was born June 12, 1924, in O'Brien County. Her childhood years were spent in Calumet where she received her education, graduating from Calumet High School.

Mae married Lester Pearson on April 16, 1945, in Cherokee. Following their marriage, they farmed north of Hartley for six years before moving to Everly in 1952 and later to Fostoria in 1971. They retired and moved to Spencer in 1978. They lived at the lakes from 1987 until moving back to Spencer in 1995. While living in Everly, she was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church. Mae enjoyed her free time playing cards, dancing, golfing, fishing, cooking and baking for family and friends. She also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Hawkeye basketball and was a frequent visitor of the casinos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester on Oct. 12, 1995; a daughter, Vicki; an infant son; and a brother, Harold Mugge.

She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Karla and Bob Eberly of Minnetonka, Minn.; two grandsons: Scott Eberly of Los Angeles, Calif., and Matthew and his wife, Jenni Eberly of Elk River, Minn.; two brothers: Dalton Mugge and his wife, Verna of Okoboji, and Arlo "Ozzie" Mugge and his wife, Darline of Montrose, Colo., and Mesa, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Emma Pearson of Everly; two brothers-in-law: Don and his wife, Marleen Pearson of Everly, and Marvin Pearson of Primghar; several of her Golfview family; other relatives and friends.

The Warner Funeral Home in Everly is in charge of arrangements.