Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — EAST JORDAN — Michael A. Pearson, 53, of East Jordan, formerly of Williamsburg and Traverse City, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
He was born Sept. 27, 1959, in Detroit to Edward and Catherine (Boike) Pearson.
On June 6, 1998, he married Laura Fraley in Riverview, Mich. They lived in Traverse City, Oregon, and Williamsburg, moving to East Jordan in 2013.
Mike worked as a machinist at Lead Screws International in Traverse City. He enjoyed archery, hiking, playing outside with kids, watching sports, and dirt biking. He was a member of the East Jordan Community Church.
Surviving are his wife, Laura; children, Tieler, Mike Jr., Alyssa, Andrew, Nathan, and Nicholas, all at home; his father, Edward (Jean) Pearson of Tampa Bay, Fla.; siblings, Jim (Deb) Pearson of Sebring, Fla., Bill (Deb) Pearson of Sebring, Fla., Tom (Kathy) Pearson of Sebring, Fla., Steve (Tracy) Pearson of Woodhaven, Dennis (Rita) Pearson of Flat Rock, and Carol (Ted) Gilezan of Flat Rock.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Pearson, on Aug. 24, 1995.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at East Jordan Community Church, 301 Nichols St., with Pastor Jason Richey officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.