Wilbur Pearson

Wilbur Pearson

Wilbur A. “Bill” Pearson of Plainwell, MI passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at Alamo Nursing Home. Bill was born October 14, 1925 in Kalamazoo to George and Hazel (Milham) Pearson. Bill proudly served his country during WW II in the European theatre where he participated in the first penetration of the Seigfried line, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the Colmar and battle for Rhineland. He retired from Allied Paper Mill.

Bill is survived by his daughters Betty Sparks of Plainwell and Peg (Paul) Boysen of Arkansas; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren and his nieces Sue Parish and Jane Peck. Preceding him in death was his wife Anna; 4 brothers, Robert, Lewis, Cedric and Aubrey; 2 sisters, Jane and Margaret and a son-in-law Birl Sparks.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 5-8 P.M. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 13, 2014, with Hospice Chaplain Greg Carlson officiating. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030. Burial will follow at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, Kalamazoo at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com



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  1. KimStevenson says:

    Grandpa, Thank you for all the love you gave, from my childhood until now, no other will have a Grandfather as great as you were. I could take up pages and that still wouldn’t be enough to tell what you meant to me. In my heart is where you’ve always been and in my heart you’ll always remain. Grandma was so right when she said she got the last best man. I will see you again someday Grandpa! I love you with all my heart.
    Love Kim

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