Gettysburg, SD

Myrtle E. Pearson

Myrtle E. Pearson, 97, of Agar, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the United Methodist Church, Agar, with Pastor Jeff Adel officiating.  Burial followed in the Onida Cemetery.
Myrtle E. Brehe was born Oct. 12, 1914 in Agar, SD to August and Stella (Weischedel) Brehe. She attended eight years of country school and graduated from Agar High School in 1933.
On July 1, 1938 Myrtle married Verne Pearson at Gorman, SD. They made their home on the family farm near Agar where they raised their four children. Myrtle worked as a cook for the Onida Hospital and Agar School, she also operated a daycare for some time.
Myrtle loved spending time with her family. She was a lady who was so patient, kind and always was willing to open her home to country kids, grandkids and many others. Myrtle loved to cook, work in her garden, watch baseball and work with her flowers. You could always find her outside doing some sort of activity if it be helping on the farm, taking the kids on treasure hunts or just watching the birds and stars.
She was a lifetime member of both the Agar United Methodist Church and the Legion Auxiliary, and a 50+ year member of the Farmington Extension Club.
Myrtle’s life will be cherished by her children: Sola (Denny) Jost of Agar and Delvin (Maggie McDonald) Pearson of Rapid City; daughter in law: Virginia Pearson of Mobridge; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; sister: Minnie Mae Claggett of Pierre and sister-in-law: Pauline Brehe of Agar.
She was preceded in death by her two sons: DeVere and Dervin Pearson; her parents; her husband, Verne; two brothers: Cal and Charles Brehe; and three sisters: Grace Smith, Arlene Pruess and Hazel Marshall.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Myrtle’s arrangements.  Visit