Robert Pearson

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Retired U. S. Air Force Major Robert E. “Bob” Pearson, 83, of Belleville, IL, born November 10, 1934, in Clinton, IA, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Bob retired from the United States Air Force on June 30, 1980, and then worked as a superintendent for Bob Wolf Construction Company. He then accepted a position with CSC Government Solutions LLC, where he retired from in December 2014.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Winifred, nee Muholland, Pearson; two sisters, Mary Catherine and Patricia Ann; a niece, Susan; and a nephew, Brian.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Lois, nee St. Clair, Pearson, whom he married on August 14, 1954;
a son, Michael (Marlene) Pearson;
a granddaughter, Megan (Michael) Black;
a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Christine Black;
a sister, Michelle Pearson;
three brothers, James (Marilyn) Pearson, Patrick (Cheryl) Pearson, and Richard (Marie) Pearson;
nieces and nephews;
and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


4 Comments on Robert Pearson

Arthur Chavez said : Guest Report May 15, 2021 at 12:39 PM

Mrs. Pearson & family, I just came across the notice and want to convey my sincere condolences for your loss. I worked with Mike at Sears in the late 70s/ early 80s and remember some card parties and having some of your homemade chili! It's been a lot of years and I too retired from the USAF. Mr. Pearson was a kind and gentle man and again want to wish you well. God Bless. Art

  • VA
Julie St. Clair Pokorny said : Guest Report Jun 20, 2018 at 12:31 AM

Aunt Betty, Michael, and Marlene, I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. I have many good memories of my favorite uncle. When I was a little girl he was always special to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  • Bryant
  • IA
Nancy Harnack said : Guest Report Jun 19, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Bob and I will truly miss Bob. He was a great neighbour and friend. He always had a smile on his face and a cheery hello whenever we saw him. May the Lord bless Betty and the family always.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jeanine said : Guest Report Jun 18, 2018 at 11:46 PM

Mike, Marlene, Meg and family ~ Condolences on the passing of your dad and grandfather. Cherish all your memories. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers

  • Gilbert
  • AZ

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