Ronald Phillip Pearson, 82, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, in his home in Huntsville.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Lawrence Pearson and Daphne (Johnson)Pearson. 

Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force in March 1955 and was honorably discharged in September 1958. 

He loved to fish, spend time in his garage building furniture, shopping at flea markets and preparing holiday dinners. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Pearson; and sister, Patricia Gafkjen. 

 Survivors include his wife of 41 1/2 years, Cindy (Johnson) Pearson of the home; children, Ronald Michael Pearson and wife, Donna, of Alaska, Sandra Maroney and husband, Dennis Riley, of Cambridge, Minn., Jackie Pearson of Princeton, Minn., Eric Pearson of Rhinelander, Wis.; brother, Mark Pearson and wife, LouAnn, of Grand Rapids, Minn; sister, Linda Johnson of Monticello, Minn.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Burial will be at Isanti Union Cemetery in Isanti, Minn. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Funeral services are under the direction of Madison County Funeral Service.