|Remembering Esther Pearson|
Esther Pearson, retiring dining hall supervisor in Smith Hall, died Jan. 31 in Valley Eldercare. She was 85.
Esther Stockke was born Aug. 22, 1921, in Stephen, Minn., to Ben and Sarah (Elfstrom) Stockke. She attended high school in Stephen and worked there until she married Edwin Pearson Aug. 13, 1941. They made their home in Warroad, Minn., and then Grand Forks. She worked at UND for 21 years, and retired in 1984 for health reasons. She entered Valley Eldercare in 1998 where she resided until her death.
She is survived by three daughters: Karolyn (Lyle) Roseen, Roseau, Minn.; Janice (Joe) Miller, Grand Forks; and Margaret (David) Sorteberg, Grand Forks; and son Arden (Cheri) Pearson of Glyndon, Minn., seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Pearson was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-3621