Rev. Dr. Richard L. Pearson



Rev. Dr. Richard L. Pearson, retired pastor, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2008.


Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 30 at the United Methodist Church, 102 S 8th, Estherville.  (All clergy attending are asked to robe and wear a white stole.)  


Rev. Pearson served St. Ansgar-Little Cedar; Sioux City, Crescent Park; Estherville; Bettendorf, Asbury; Des Moines, First; as Sioux City District Superintendent and Spencer, Grace.


Survivors include his wife, Ramalee, Monarch Cove, 15350 213 Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360; and sons: Timothy of Atlanta, GA; Thomas of Tulsa, OK; Philip of Spirit Lake, IA & David of Chicago, IL.  Notes may be sent to the family at


In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to the Richard L. and Ramalee E. Pearson Leadership Scholars Fund, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL.


Bishop Palmer and the Cabinet –July 25, 2008