Alice “Jean” Pearson, 89, a long-time resident and school teacher at Klemme, died Aug. 28, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Health Care Facility in Forest City. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 3 at 11 am, at Immanuel Reformed UCC in Klemme. Burial will be in Ell Township Cemetery, Klemme. Visitation will be Thursday at the church starting at 10:30 a.m.
Alice Jean, the daughter of Sivert John and Anna Marie (Pahmiyer) Mannes, was born Sept. 8, 1930 at Thompson. She attended school in Thompson, graduating in 1948. Jean received a B.S. in elementary education from Drake University. She then began teaching elementary school at Klemme, retiring in 1991.
Jean married Herbert E. Pearson on June 14, 1953. He preceded her in death in Sept. 1997.
Jean was very active for most of her life and been a member of the Potpourri Club; Senior Citizens; Bridge Club; 500 Club; the Klemme, Iowa and National Education Associations; Immanuel Reformed UCC and UCC Women’s Fellowship. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and card playing.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband; brothers and their wives Alfred Mannes (Emma and Eileen), Irvin Mannes (Nadine) and Ernest Mannes (Ethel); sisters and their husbands Judith Bock (Arthur), Alma Helland (Millard), Esther Koch (Wendell) and Ruth Fosnaugh (James); brother-in-law Ervin Johnson; nephew James Johnson; and nephew-in-law Richard Askvig.
Survivors include sisters-in-law Deloris Pearson of Klemme and Louise Pearson of Britt; nephews Londell (Karen) Mannes of Ames, Richard (Darlene) Block of Buffalo, Lyle (Pat) Koch of Glendale, AZ, Kenneth (Nylene) Mannes of Lake Mills, Robert (Beverly) Mannes of Lake Mills, Wayne (Sue) Mannes of Lake Mills, Jon (Cae) Johnson of Surprize, AZ, Dennis (Verna) Johnson of Sun City, AZ and David (Peg) Fosnaugh of Oak Harbor, WA; nephews-in-law Kevin Pearson of Meservey, Kirk (Sandy) Pearson of Klemme, and Jerry Pearson of Clear Lake; and nieces Marlyn (William) Barquist of Ames, Darlene Askvig of Kalispell, MT, Dorothy (Dean) Hoferer of Charleson, IL, Sharon (Jon) Guenther of Tucson, AZ, Janice (Marvin) Haugland of Crystal Lake, Valinda (Karl) DeWahl of St. Paul, Rosalyn (Bill) De LaCruz of Mason City, Janeil (Bill) Olson of Garner, and Julie Pearson Schulz of Corwith.