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08/04/2017 - JoAnn Pearson

Funeral services for JoAnn Francine Pearson, age 79, of Pine Ridge, SD, will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with Charles McGaa officiating.
 
Burial will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery in Porcupine, SD.
 
JoAnn passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Oglala Sioux Nursing Home in Rushville, NE.
 
JoAnn was born May 22, 1937 in Pine Ridge, SD to Frances Richards and Sylvia M. Bergen. She attended grade school at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Porcupine, SD. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic High School and earned a BS Degree at the Oglala Community College. She was a member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge. She worked as a Childcare giver for several families in the Pine Ridge area. JoAnn was also a member and participated in the AA program.
 
She married Roy Pearson Sr in 1956. From this union, three children, Roy Pearson Jr., James Pearson and John Pearson, were welcomed into the family. Grandchildren Brad and Steve Pearson (James Pearson family) and Michael Pearson (John Pearson family) made JoAnn a proud grandmother. She also had many nieces and nephews.
 
JoAnn was active in the Catholic Church. She participated in Canku Wakan “Holy Road” at the SiouxSpiritualCenter in Plainsview, SD, where she made Cursillo. 
 
JoAnn loved animals, especially dogs. She rescued stray dogs and kept three at any given time. She sure was good at making and providing family and friends with fry bread.
 
She was preceded in death by husband Roy Sr., son Roy Jr., mother Sylvia, sisters Patty and Marge, and brother Bob.
 
JoAnn is survived by sisters Gloria Warren and Wilma Fielder of Rapid City, SD.
 
Family members and friends are encouraged to write fondest memories of JoAnn to share at her Funeral Mass Service or at the Luncheon on Friday, August 4, 2017.
 
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for JoAnn Francine Pearson.

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