Loren J. PearsonSeptember 23, 1937 ~ October 15, 2017 (age 80)
Loren J. Pearson
Loren J. Pearson, 80, Hays, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
He was born September 23, 1937 in Junction City the son of Clifford and Dora (Shane) Pearson. He graduated from Junction City High School in 1955 and on March 23, 1957 he was united in marriage to Darlene Rogers in Abilene, Kansas. They celebrated over 60 years of marriage. He attended Kansas State University and graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1965 with a B.S. degree in Agriculture. He was a range conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service until his retirement in 1993. For over twenty years he was owner and operator of Culligan of Hays until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and golfing, and he was famous for his coyote call. He loved woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Darlene, of the home, one son; Mike Pearson of Hays, three daughters; Kathy Hoffman and husband Alan of Hoisington, Cory Garrett and husband Rob of Dallas, TX, and Jean Canaday and husband Pat of Wichita, one brother; Wayne Pearson and wife Cindy of Junction City, twelve grandchildren; Eric Hoffman and wife Mandy, Kevin Hoffman and wife Veronica, Nathan Hoffman and wife Kimberly, Ryan Hoffman and wife Jenna, Stacy Gallegos and husband Bryan, Tyler Garrett, Tara Chapin and husband Dave, Cade Canaday and wife Chelsea, Karlee Canaday, Keaton Canaday, Kristin Ring and husband Adam, and Megan Pearson, and twelve great grandchildren; Macy Hoffman, Lexan Hoffman, Caiden Hoffman, Layton Hoffman, Sawyer Hoffman, Carson Hoffman, Hailey Gallegos, Lila Chapin, Quinn Chapin, Kyler Ring, Kolby Ring, and Hunter Pearson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Stanley Pearson, and a granddaughter; Lauren Doerfler.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2000 Main Street with Rev. Rocco Mallardi officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Mt. Allen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested in Loren’s memory to The Lutheran Hour Ministries or Messiah Lutheran Church in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com