Wendy Pearson, age 60, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after a three and a half month battle with leukemia. The George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD, is in charge of arrangements. Due to COVID-19 issues, a formal gathering of family and friends has been curtailed. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Wendy is survived by her children Alicia Pearson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Dan Pearson of Redlands, CA; her siblings Anita Fagen-Miller (Gary Miller) of Humboldt, IA ; Layne Pearson (Vicki) of Eagan, MN; and Richard Pearson (Susan) of Sioux Falls, SD; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evald “Jack” and Irene Pearson, and her little dog Abby.
Wendy Irene Pearson was born May 25, 1960, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to her parents Evald and Irene. She was raised and educated in Albert City, graduating from Albert City-Truesdale High School. She continued her education at Simpson College in Indianola. Wendy raised her children in Sioux Falls, SD and Spirit Lake, IA. She was employed by Minervas in both Sioux Falls, SD and Okoboji, IA; at Dowden-Hinn Agency of Spirit Lake and, most recently, at Wymers Insurance of Spirit Lake.
Wendy was an avid Hawkeyes fan and followed the team throughout each season. She had a passion and talent for photographing nature at its best. Frequently she posted her photos online with meaningful quotes to fit each setting. Wendy also shared her talent of photography with both family and friends by turning her photos into keepsake books and table or wall art. Wendy enjoyed feeding the birds, squirrels, a stray cat or two, and spoiling her little dog Abby. Her love for her children and family, her kind spirit, the love for a good football game, her delicious scalloped corn, her ability to capture amazing photos, her great work ethic, her ability to take on life challenges with hope and inspiration, and her lasting friendships will be greatly missed by many.