Albert Arnold Pearce

Born: Mon., Mar. 25, 1935
Died: Tue., Jul. 16, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 19, 2019
Location: Omaha Location

Private Family Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 20, 2019
Location: Omaha Location

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Albert Arnold Pearce, 84, of Norris City, Ill., passed away after an extended illness at his home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  Albert was born on March 25, 1935 near Omaha, the son of the late Charles Arnold and Clara L. (Trail) Pearce. He married the love of his life, Helen Kay Walker on September 7, 1957.  Helen preceded him in death on February 5, 2013.  He lived a very busy life and was active in his work, family, and his community.  Albert was a Korean War veteran serving as a U.S. Army Paratrooper.  During his junior year at SIU he was drafted into the army and in later years finished his degree in teaching.  Albert taught for five years at Eldorado Elementary School and at this time he learned how to fly an airplane at Raleigh Airport and received a pilot license.  He owned and operated the Pearce Farm Tiling and was a contractor for nearly sixty years and farmed for sixty years.  Albert was licensed to operate any water system in the state.  He served the community diligently for many years and had many tasks serving the Village of Omaha and Gallatin County.  Albert served on the Village board and as mayor for twenty years.  Also he served on the volunteer fire department as fireman, rescue chief and assistant fire chief.  He was a long time member of Gallatin County ESDA and the 911 board since the beginning of the program.  As a Army veteran he belonged to the American Legion Post #109 in Norris City.  Albert is survived by his loving family, two daughters, Linda and Mark Lemons of Omaha, Carol and John Deom of Enfield; two sons, Alan and Barb Pearce of Norris City, Mark and Candy Pearce of Bradenton Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Josh and Stephanie Lemons of Herrin, Matt Lemons of Denver, Colo., John Deom of Enfield, Alyssa Deom and fiancé  Joshua Ratajczyk of Enfield, Zack and Joplin Pearce of Norris City, Walker Pearce and fiancé Kourtney Abell of Ridgway; six great grandchildren, Marshall, Gavin, and Blake Lemons, Cayden Pearce, Jadelyn Pearce, and Natalie Ratajczyk.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sister, Shirley Pearce.  Visitation for Albert will be held on Friday, July 19th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Omaha.  A private family service will be held at the funeral chapel on Saturday, July 20th  at 10 a.m. with burial at the Old Village Cemetery near Norris City.


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David G. West
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to your family. Albert was always kind, thoughtful, and helped our family so many times. His friendship and kindness shall always be remembered. He was such a nice person. I am sorry for your loss.

Debbie Febuary Via
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
You have my sympathy.

Judy Scates
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
My deepest condolence to the family of Albert Arnold Pearce. So sorry for your loss.

Michelle J Horvat
   Posted Thu July 18, 2019
I loved "Uncle Al" a lot. He always took real good care of my mom. I know that he will be missed but know that he is with the Lord now. "Aunt Helen" is back with the man of her dreams. I'll forever miss them both. Peace be with you.

Jeff McClusky
   Posted Fri July 19, 2019
I'm sorry for the loss of MR. Pearce. I had him as a teacher in 4th grade at beaulah heights school in Eldorado. I haven't seen Mr. pearce in maybe 30 years but will always remember him as a great teacher, he made such an impact on so many . . RIP MR.PEARCE

Dwight Robinson
   Posted Fri July 19, 2019
Albert helped me with getting water yo my new home. Very efficient and productive worker.That was in1982 before moving to South Carolina in 1985. I enjoyed many long entertaining conversations. Rest in peace my friend.

nancy vessell
   Posted Mon July 22, 2019
Helen Pearce was one of the second grade teachers at Eldorado Elementary, while I was one of the first grade teachers. She was a very kind person, and always spoke of Al in loving terms. I recall that she always looked forward to the Friday evening "dinner-out dates" that she and Al shared. Helen often spoke of the fields being tiled, the farm, her children, and of course, Al was always at the center of all of that.

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