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David Earl Pearson, 54


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David E Pearson

November 5, 1963 – August 31, 2018

David E Pearson

Obituary for David E Pearson

David Earl Pearson was born November 5, 1963 in Oakland, Nebraska to Carroll and Mary Alice (Grenier) Pearson. He passed away August 31, 2018 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Iowa Falls, Iowa, at the age of 54 years.

David graduated from Oakland-Craig High School in 1982. He was selected to play in the 1982 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. It was an achievement he was very proud of.

He was baptized, confirmed and was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

On December 22, 1983 David married Kathy Sok at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, Nebraska. To this union was born one child, Garrett David Eugene Pearson, on January 30, 1995.

David worked at various jobs throughout high school. He was a partner in Forever Green Lawn Care in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked for D B Feedyards and Bromm Cattle Company. He then worked for Larson Farm Service and purchased the business in 1996. He retired from the fertilizer business and started farming, selling real estate and conducting auctions.

David served on various boards including First Evangelical Lutheran Church Council, Oakland-Craig School Board and Burt County 4-H Council. He was currently serving on Burt County Fair Foundation and Burt County Ag Society.

His love for ag, 4-H and kids made him the perfect example and supporter of youth involvement in 4-H. David continued his participation in sports; his greatest joy was coaching his son in baseball.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Pearson; grandparents; father-in-law, Steve Sok; brother-in-law, Dan Morgan; sister-in-law, Laurie Sok.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy and son Garrett; mother, Mary Alice Pearson of Oakland, mother-in-law, Pat Sok of Fremont, NE; sister, Phyllis Williams of Oakland; brothers, Carl (Julie) Pearson and Kurt (Brenda) Pearson of Craig, NE; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark (Roxanne) Sok of Millard, NE, Theresa (David) Nelson of Lyons, Mike Sok of Fremont, Chris Von Seggern of Blair, NE, Jim (Marci) Sok of Norfolk, NE, John Sok of Fremont; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

David was deeply loved and will be incredibly missed.

Upcoming Events

VISITATION

Wednesday

5

Sep

 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Family will be receiving friends from 6-8 pm. Prayer Service will be held at 8 pm.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday

6

Sep

 10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Craig Cemetery

Craig, Nebraska 68019

Memorial Contribution

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

 Memorials can be given to the Burt County Fair Foundation or the Burt County Ag Society.
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David E. Pearson, 54


David E Pearson

November 5, 1963 – August 31, 2018

David E Pearson

Obituary for David E Pearson

Upcoming Events

VISITATION

Wednesday, September 5th
 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Family will be receiving friends from 6-8 pm. Prayer Service will be held at 8 pm.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday, September 6th
 10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Craig Cemetery

Craig, Nebraska 68019

Memorial Contribution

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

 Memorials can be given to the Burt County Fair Foundation or the Burt County Ag Society.
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Governor Ricketts Announces Burt County as a Livestock Friendly County


Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Burt County had become the newest county in the state to be designated as a Livestock Friendly County (LFC) through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

 

“Burt County has a rich history in agriculture, and the livestock industry generates millions of dollars in income for the county’s farm and ranch families,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “By seeking the Livestock Friendly County designation, the county is sending the message that they want to continue to grow both their county and the state through livestock development.”

 

Created in 2003 by the Nebraska Legislature, the LFC program is designed to recognize counties in the state that support the expansion of the livestock industry.  In 2014, livestock receipts in the state comprised over half of the almost $25 billion of Nebraska’s total on-farm receipts.  The LFC designation gives counties an extra promotional tool to encourage expansion of current livestock operations and attract new businesses that spur local economies.

 

“Adding new or expanding existing livestock operations can offer opportunities for family members in Burt County to return back to the family operation,” said NDA Director Greg Ibach.  “Livestock development will also increase local demand for the large stocks of corn, soybeans and grain sorghum produced by Burt County farmers.”

 

With the addition of Burt County, there are now 37 counties designated as Livestock Friendly through the state program.

 

Counties wishing to apply for the LFC designation must hold a public hearing and the county board must pass a resolution to apply for the designation.  Then a completed application must be submitted to NDA.  Local producers or groups can encourage county officials to apply.

 

Additional information about the Livestock Friendly County program is available on the NDA website at www.nda.nebraska.gov or by calling 800-422-6692.

Governor Pete Ricketts attended the Burt County Fair designating Burt County Livestock Friendly. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Governor Pete Ricketts attended the Burt County Fair designating Burt County Livestock Friendly. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Dave Schold of the Burt County Board of Supervisors spoke on behalf of Burt County being Livestock Friendly.

Dave Schold of the Burt County Board of Supervisors spoke on behalf of Burt County being Livestock Friendly.

Nebraska Senator Lydia Brasch attended the event honoring Burt County's Livestock Friendly appointment. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Nebraska Senator Lydia Brasch attended the event honoring Burt County’s Livestock Friendly appointment. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

David Pearson of the Burt County Fair Board shared in the enthusiasm of Burt County joining other counties in Nebraska as Livestock Friendly. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

David Pearson of the Burt County Fair Board shared in the enthusiasm of Burt County joining other counties in Nebraska as Livestock Friendly. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

2014 Burt County Fair is Almost Here!


It is time for the annual county reunion, better known as the Burt County Fair. The fun begins on Fri., Aug. 1st through Tues., Aug. 5th.

There are many animal shows throughout the fair. The 4-H’ers have been working hard in preparation of the fair to show their animals. There will be a dog show, cattle and hog show and a sheep show, to name a few. Those not in 4-H can bring rabbits, ducks, geese, etc. to display and be judged also.

One of the newer events has turned into quite a hit at the fair. “Bull riding will be on Sunday night again this year. It has been drawing a huge crowd each year, and will sure to be the same this year,” stated David Pearson, member of the Burt County Fair Board.

The price to attend the bull riding event is the same as last year: $10 for adults, ten years of age and under are admitted for free. “Last year there were 350 kids that got in free,” Pearson said.

The parade is also a big hit during the parade. Many entries from throughout the county and beyond participate in the fair parade each year. The parade begins at 4:00 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 3rd. It begins at Holmquist Lumber in Oakland, heading west, walking by the fairgrounds and ending in the Oakland Park.

There will also be a beer garden, what is called left field, this year. “There have been some additional drinking selections added to the list this year,” Pearson stated.

There will also be a one-man band on Tuesday evening. “Shawn Cole will be providing some great entertainment for the crowd,” Pearson said.

A complete listing of events is listed below on both poster displays. “This will be another great Burt County Fair! Come and have a great time,” Pearson stated.

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Burt County Fair Kick-Off


Tonight is the 3rd annual Burt County Fair Kick-Off. The evening begins with social hour, followed by a delicious prime rib meal. After the meal, an auction takes place. There are many wonderful items to bid on throughout the evening. There is also a silent auction. The money goes to making the Burt County Fair bigger and better each and every year.

The band, Rough Cut, performs at 9:00. Tickets are necessary for the meal and auction. The public can come to the band for the minimal fee of $5. I have gone the past two times and will be in attendance tonight. It is always fun. It is a Burt County Reunion! People from every community in the county are there! I enjoy seeing people that I don’t see very often.

Some of them I only see at the fair! David Pearson is one of the many ringleaders of the event. All of those that have organized it in the past have done an amazing job. I am sure tonight will be even better! Stay tuned to Kat Country Hub for more pictures and information on tonight’s event.

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