Council Bluffs (formerly of Adel)

January 20, 1929- January 20, 2014

Lester L. Pearson, Jr. age 85, of Council Bluffs, went into eternal rest on January 20, 2014. Lester was born January 20, 1929 in Adel, Iowa to the late Lester and Goldie (Stayner) Pearson of Adel. Lester (Junior) grew up in Adel graduating in 1946. He was a school bus driver, volunteer fireman, owned Park View Drive -In (La Parque Vista) in Adel with his brother Larry, held many salesman positions, retiring from Omaha Steaks. He enjoyed being with his family, fishing, watching sports and especially his diet mountain dew. Everyone who met Les loved him. In addition to his parents, Les was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Betty Pearson in 1951; former wife, Hilda Pearson Stonehocker and stepdaughter, Billie Jean Casson.

Les will be greatly missed by his wife of 28 years, Jean (Casson) Pearson of Council Bluffs; son Doug (Linda) Pearson of Omaha, daughters Vicki (Larry Thoreson) and Ann (Greg Carnes) Pearson all of Des Moines, step-son, Chris (Cheryl J.) Casson of Oakland; 13 grandchildren,14 great-grandchildren and brother Larry Pearson of Lampe, MO. Visitation, Friday, 6-8 p.m. with family present from 7-8 p.m. at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral service, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A luncheon will immediately follow in the Cutler-O’Neill Community Room. The burial and short service will be at the Adel Cemetery on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with a gathering afterwards at Patrick’s in Adel from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.