Carol (Long) Pearson, age 70, of Milaca, MN passed away peacefully at home on December 12, 2015 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 3 PM at Milaca United Methodist Church with Pastor Joyce Slostad officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Carol Long was born on January 11, 1945 to Boyd and Cora (Stensrud) Long in Clarkfield, MN. After graduating from high school Carol married Ron Lundy, and had two daughters, Mikala and Shawna Lundy. On May 19, 1979, Carol married the love of her life, Arne Pearson. The couple made their home in Spring Lake Park where they raised three children: Mikala Lundy, Shawna Lundy, and Daniel Pearson. Carol worked as a bank teller for 29 years in Coon Rapids, MN before retiring. She moved to her dream home in Milaca with her husband Arne in 2007.
Carol’s passions included square dancing, camping, quilting/sewing and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Carol loved to bake and was best known for her Special K Bars. Carol was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was caring, loving and strong in her faith.
Carol is survived by her husband Arne; daughters Mikala (John) Johnson, Shawna Lundy; step-sons David (Deb) Pearson, Daniel (Kay) Pearson; step-daughters Sandra (Greg) Rike, Leigh-Ann (Andrew) Lickly, Diana Pearson; sister Kathy (Dean) Hanson; brother Darwin (Deana) Long; grandchildren Ellie Daleiden, Matthew Daleiden, Sara Daleiden, Mariah Rudnick, Kelsie Kludt, Justin Kludt, Dustin Pearson, Andrew Pearson, Tony Pearson, Katie Gentle, Katrina Hanus, Chelsea Haney, Sean Volker, Emma Lickly, Nicholas Pearson, Austin Patrick, Alexa Pearson, and Jenna Pearson; great-granddaughters Aubrielle Rudnick, Annabelle Gentle, Megan Pearson; great-grandsons Dean Pearson, Duke Pearson.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Cora, sister, Shirley, and nephew, Matthew.