June Pearson

Posted Online: Aug. 25, 2014, 7:48 pm
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June M. Pearson, 89, of East Moline, formerly of Geneseo, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Geneseo or to the family.
June was born on Aug. 12, 1925, in Rock Island, the daughter of Leo and Verena Tanner Freeze. She married Richard W. Strang Sr. on Feb. 6, 1945, in Davenport. She later married Charles Aaron Pearson on April 29, 1955, in Lancaster, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2013.
June was a life member of the VFW, having served in the Ladies Auxiliary of the former Silvis VFW Post 1933 and a current member of the Moline VFW Post 2153. She was district president from 1977-1978.
June worked at John Deere Harvester Works, where she held various positions including secretary to shop supervisors and manager of product engineering. Before she retired, she was the lead operator in the blueprint area of product engineering. She also served as treasurer of Rock River Chapter Professional Secretary Rating in 1977. In May 1982, she retired after 21 years of service.
June was a member of First Baptist Church of Geneseo.
June enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, knitting and crocheting baby sweaters and blankets. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Richard W. (Dalis) Strang Jr., Panama, Susan M. (Ernest) Ballard, East Moline, Don (Rita S.) Strang, Rock Island, Dan (Patty) Strang, Rock Island, and Sally (Roger) Green, Colona; foster daughter, Darlene Kling, Albuquerque, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Lois (Kenneth) Rehn, Orion, Clara Procksch, Kansas; and brothers, LeRoy (Fran) Freeze, Colona, Bill (Betty) Freeze, Missouri, Richard (Sondra) Freeze, Missouri, LeLand Freeze, Missouri, Delbert Freeze, Florida, and Earl Freeze, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; six sisters; and three brothers.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.


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