Leah Marie Pearson - 104

4/2/1913 - 5/13/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Leah was born in Freeport, IL on April 2, 1913 making her 104 years old. She was a resident of Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center in Rockford, IL for 30 years. Her parents were Arthur and Sadie (Goethe) Stephens. She married Otto Pearson June 7, 1947.

Leah worked at W.T. Raleigh in Freeport, then at Barber Colman in Rockford and finally at Rockford Color Craft many years until retirement.

Leah enjoyed crocheting and knitting which she did a lot of in her early years spent at Fairhaven. Loved to bake and spent time canning as well. In her later years she enjoyed word searches, cross words, brain trains and Sudoku.

Survived by her son, William (Etha) Stimpert, Freeport, IL; 2 grandchildren, Kathy (Darrell) DeWall, Freeport, and Jim (Leslie) Stimpert, Cedarville; 5 great-grandchildren, Brooke (Bryan) Huttenlocher, of Galena, Deidre (Josh) Morgan of Hampshire, Cherice , Emmett t, and Jarid Stimpert of Cedarville; 2 great great-grandchildren, Addyson Leah Morgan, Hampshire, Bryce Jerry Huttenlocher, Galena, sister, Lorraine Kevern of Winnebago; sister-in-law, Marian Stephens of Florida and brother-in-law, Robert Frewin of Rockford and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Sadie Stephens, daughter Leann, husband Otto,  granddaughter Kristina Stimpert Radke, brothers, Rolland and Kenneth Stephens, sister Eileen Frewin,  and 2 nieces.

Visitation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. The service will begin at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. and interment will follow in Scandinavian Cemetery. Online condolence at sundbergfh.com.

Memorial established with Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center, 4215 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL  61108.


12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.


1:30 p.m. in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.

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