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





 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.





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

Cemetery Details


Craig Cemetery

Craig, Nebraska 68019

Memorial Contribution


 Memorials can be given to the Burt County Fair Foundation or the Burt County Ag Society.

Two From Burt County to Receive Good Neighbor Award

ASKARBEN Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald have announced the 73rd annual Good Neighbor Award recipients. The Good Neighbor awards recognize Nebraskans who have performed unselfish acts of kindness.  Receiving the award this year are 13 individuals and groups representing eight Nebraska counties. Award winners will be recognized at their local county fair with a certificate and a Good Neighbor lapel pin.

Burt County

Jeannine Batie Nelsen, Lyons, NE

At her own expense, Jeannine created 25 full size personalized quilts for the veterans who graduated from Lexington and St. Ann’s 1966 class. The surprise quilts were distributed at the 50-year reunion. Jeannine personally delivered to those who were unable to attend the reunion.

Mary Alice Pearson, Oakland, NE

Mary Alice Pearson is an active hospice volunteer who works countless hours helping those in need at a very difficult time. She spends hours visiting nursing home residents.  Mary Alice volunteers at the Burt County Fair, is involved with the school mentoring program, drives people to church, doctor appointments, and wherever they need a ride.

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