Norman Pearson


March 2, 1930 - July 24, 2020


Norman Pearson, 90, of Sioux Falls, SD formerly of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM Friday, July 31, 2020 in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Norman Eugene Pearson was born on March 2, 1930 to Lowell and Margaret (Gomersall) Pearson in the Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, SD.

He graduated in 1948 from Mitchell High School, and married Faye O’Neal on August 18, 1950.

He worked at Mitchell Wholesale and Grocery, Bob’s Texaco, and Harms Electric before serving in the Army Artillery in Korea from 1951 to 1953.

After discharge, he worked 4 years for Taplin’s Gas Station, 2 years as manager of Wilson Tire Company, 16 years for Iverson and Max Autos, 8 years at Owatonna Manufacturing, and 4 years at Trail King before retiring

Norman was a member of VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Firesteel Sportsmen Club, NRA and 50 year member of 1st Methodist Church.

He also volunteered as a gun safety instructor, water ski judge, Boy Scout leader for Troop 77 in Mitchell, and at the Mitchell Area Historical Society.

Norman especially loved to hunt, fish, boating and travel.

Norman is survived by his sons, Dennis (Karen) Pearson of Sioux Falls, SD and Wayne Pearson of Mitchell, SD; daughter, Lynda Peterson and significant other Rod Timm of Harrisburg, SD; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter; and brothers, Darrell (Virginia) Pearson of Long Beach, CA and Bruce Pearson of Mitchell, SD..

He is preceded in death by his wife, Faye; daughter, Lori Ann; both parents; and his brother, Wesley.


To Be Announced


To Be Announced


Graveside Service:
2:00 PM Friday, July 31, 2020

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Richard and Darlene Vandever on August 1, 2020
I remember Norms friendly greetings and big smile. I appreciated the time and effort that he put in helping my Dad "Walt Vandever " with Troop 77 Boy Scouts. Our thoughts and prayers to his family from Dick and Darlene"Berg" Vandever.
Posted by Barb Vandever (wife of Earl) on July 31, 2020
Earl spoke of Norm and memories of him many time. He was always glad to see him out and about and have a chance to visit with him. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Chuck Vandever on July 31, 2020
Norm was one of the "Good guys" my dad served as scout master for troop 77 in Mitchell for many years. Norm helped him as an assistant leader for many of those years. Dad could always count on Norm to help out. Norm was a good role model for many scouts. Fond memories.
Posted by Elizabeth berman on July 30, 2020
Remembering a boat ride in Mitchell, years ago. Generous and friendly cousin. Condolences to all the family.
Posted by Elaine Putman on July 29, 2020
My condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss, Bruce.
Posted by Betty Morris on July 28, 2020
He'll be missed
Posted by Betty Nirrus on July 28, 2020
Great memories when we were growing up in the '30's. Lots of fun. he was always a gentleman
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on July 28, 2020
I worked with Norm at Owatonna and Trail King. Great guy to work with. Rest in peace Norm
Posted by Pamela Pearson Gordon on July 28, 2020
Many great memories with my Uncle Norm, lake boat rides and learning to ski with my cousins.
Posted by John Courier on July 28, 2020
Our Condolences I Grew up with all of the family and both of our dads worked at NWPSco.
so many great memories.
Posted by Joan Hale Finn on July 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss Dennis. Prayers and sympathy. 🙏🙏🙏
Posted by KAY HALL on July 28, 2020
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