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Donald W. Pearson, 87, of Mountain View, California, died Monday, September 13, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Stanford, California. He was born September 1, 1934, to A. Walter and Minnie (Rundquist) Pearson in Pierce County, Wisconsin. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1952 and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960. On April 7, 1962, he married Sandra (“Sandie”) Berger. He and his wife owned and operated Don’s TV, Inc. in Red Wing from 1960 to 1995. In 2003, they moved to Mountain View, California to take care of their grandsons. He was a member of United Lutheran Church in Red Wing for 39 years and of Los Altos Lutheran Church in Los Altos, California for 18 years. He enjoyed woodcraft, fixing anything that needed fixing, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sandie; son, Troy (Tara), of Marshfield, Wisconsin; daughter, Holly (Darius Moshfeghi), of Stanford, California; and grandsons Cole Pearson, and Henry and Martin Moshfeghi. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings. A celebration of life service is pending.
Mary Anne Ferrin, 90, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 3, 1931, in Red Wing to H.R. and Marion (Rockwell) Dahl. She graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1949 and Macalester College in 1953. On January 23, 1954, she married Frank Ferrin. She was employed by Northern State Power Company as a Home Economist. She wrote a weekly column in the Republican Eagle and had a radio show on then, KAAA She was president of Red Wing Area American Association of University Women Junior Theater Association and the Community Concerts Association. She was also a member of PEO chapter P and Woman’s Study Club. She was chairman of the Downtown Development Association where she and George Brooks promoted and started River City Days. She co-founded the Goodhue County Information and Referral and the Volunteer Action Center. For five years she was the Volunteer Director of the Minnesota Correctional Facility. In 1981 Macalester College awarded her it’s Distinguished Citizen Award. She was a 15-year-member of the board of the Sheldon Theater and served as President of the board for five years during the restoration of the theater. She was an active member of United Lutheran Church, serving as primary Sunday School Superintendent and later as the President of the Congregation. She loved reading, entertaining and she was fortunate to travel to over 60 countries. She was most fortunate to have been married to Frank for 67 years and to have a wonderful family and great friends. She is survived by her husband, Frank; five children, Meridee (Duke Schneider) Ferrin of Naples, FL, Jane (Jeff) Hummer of Cocoa Beach, FL, Anne Ferrin of Red Wing, Bill (Sue) Ferrin of Great Falls, MT and John Ferrin (Amy Gullickson) of Red Wing; six grandsons, Ben, Mitch and Adam Johnson, Brady Kells, Andy and T.J. Ferrin and two great-granddaughters, Harper and Leighton Kells. She is preceded in death by her parents. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021, at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing with Reverend Justin Boeding officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Red Wing. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. Memorials are preferred to Mayo Red Wing Hospice or the Sheldon Theatre. Arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Online condolences maybe sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
On Sunday, September 12th, 2021, Gene Rohrer passed away at the age of 96. Gene was born January 26th, 1925 in Red Wing to Arthur and Gertrude McWaters. She was raised for a time in Red Wing before moving to Minneapolis with her family. It was there she met the love of her life, Don Rohrer. After studying Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Gene had a career as a dental assistant. Gene and Don were married in 1947 and lived happily together for 67 years. The Rohrer’s spent time living in Boone, Iowa for several years before returning to Minnesota and settling in Edina. Gene and Don raised one son, Donald Rohrer Jr. Gene was well-known for her quick wit and sense of humor. While her husband Don was always quick to a funny story, it was often Gene who got the biggest laugh. She was also a compassionate caretaker for everyone in her world, especially when they needed her most. Gene spent much of her providing comfort and care for her disabled sister Louise. After the untimely death of their son Don, Gene and Chris devoted much of their retired life to helping raise their two grandchildren, Heather and Dan. Gene was a reassuring and calming presence in their young lives as well as that of her daughter-in-law. Gene was someone you could always trust to make a smart decision and have your best interests in mind. Upon retiring, Gene and Chris settled in Red Wing, MN where they were very active volunteers at the Sheldon Theatre for many years. They even posed as T.B. and Mary Sheldon during Red Wing events numerous times. Gene was a wonderful presence in the lives of her family and will be fiercely missed by all those that knew her. Gene was preceded in death by sister Louise, brother Arthur, husband Donald, and son Donald Jr. She is survived by niece Janet (John), great niece Jamie (Bob), daughter-in-law Laurel, and grandchildren Heather (Glenn), Dan (Srilatha) and great granddaughter Reyva. Per Gene’s wishes, no memorial service is planned. In her honor, please consider making a memorial gift donation to the Sheldon Theater in Red Wing at the following link: https://www.sheldontheatre.org/one-time-donation
Denise Lajimodiere’s passion for tradition includes learning the art of birch bark biting. It’s a Native art form that predates Columbus.