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William A. Pearson

Bill passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 in Kalamazoo.

He was born May 18, 1930, in Chicago, the son of Edward and Mary (Lahey) Pearson. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For over 25 years he owned and operated Pearson Mechanical Services until his retirement in 2018.

In his free time, Bill enjoyed fishing and hunting, tinkering, inventing and spending time in his shop. On July 11, 1953 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kalamazoo, he married Reba Root who passed away in 2019.

Surviving are his son, David (Judy) Pearson of Plainwell; daughter-in-law, Mary Pearson of Dorr; grandchildren, Becky, Will, Tara and Erica and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Sam in 2020 and his siblings, Marion Charon and Donald Pearson.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with celebrant, Mary Ann DeVries officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the

Shriners Children’s Hospital


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Tammy Pfau Leonard

May 19, 2022 at 6:40 am

Dave and Family, I’m sincerely sorry for your loss

Hugs and prayers for comfort in your vast memories!


Karen D Tripp

May 19, 2022 at 7:07 pm

Dave, You have the same talents your Dad had, your Dad remains in all that you do….. Your whole family was there today, to lovingly support you and each other….. a real blessing for something that should occur naturally with in a family….. it was nice to see this. I know today was tough, the reality of the last time to see your Dad, to bid him farewell, and picture the reunion of him with your mom, and brother, Sam….. We can not see this, he has moved on, and he was greeted on the other side. You, Judy, your family……. and all who loved Bill, will be in my thoughts, as you face new “ground”. Love, Karen & Chuck


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