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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, November 17, 2003


Services for Virgil D. Hutchinson, 74, Newell, will be held on Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Sac City with Rev. Sharla Hulsey officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. Virgil passed away on Wednesday, November 12 at Buena Vista Regional Hospital in Storm Lake.

Virgil was born on October 7, 1929, in Sac City, the son of Joe and Eva M. (Cheney) Hutchinson. He attended Sac City Schools. On November 16, 1946, Virgil was united in marriage to Charolette F. Nation in Cherokee. They were blessed with four children: Martha, James, Merlin, and Mary. They lived in Sac City until they built a new home north of Newell. Virgil was a member of the First Christian Church in Sac City.

Virgil was a superintendent for McCorkle Construction in Sac City and Gethmann Construction in Marshalltown, retiring in 1992. He was known for his great story telling, and working with quarter horses, but his fondest memories were of driving stock cars when he was younger, qualifying for the Daytona 500 in 1954.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; son James; six brothers, Eugene (Dutch), Paul, Billie Joe, Keith, Everett, and Dickie Joe; and sister Charlotte Moore.

Farber & Otteman Funeral Homes of Sac City are in charge of arrangements.


Services for Forrest D. Pearson, 76, Rochelle, IL., will be held at the Rochelle United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 15, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jon Hutchison officiating. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Creston, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rochelle United Methodist Church.

Forrest passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 11 in Malta, IL.

Forrest D. Pearson was born on February 15, 1927, near Aurelia, the son of Emil E. and Vida L. (Sauter) Pearson.

He married Kathryn I. Bihrer on March 25, 1949 in Early.

He was employed by DeKalb Agriculture starting in 1946 in Storm Lake and moved to Esmond, IL in March of 1954, and was the Manager of Production and Farms. He also worked for the Tom Roberts family until he retired in 1994.

He was a 1945 graduate of Storm Lake High School in Storm Lake and was on the undefeated 1944 football team. In June 1945 he enlisted in the Navy for 13 months, spending most of the time in the Philippine Islands.

He was a member of the Rochelle and Esmond United Methodist Churches and served on the Esmond Church Board. He was a member of the Esmond Men's Club, and served on the Rochelle Community Hospital Building Fund.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

His survivors include his wife Kathryn of Rochelle; four sons, John and Cathy Pearson of Lindenwood, IL, Steven and Georgia Pearson of Mt. Morris, IL, Roger and Karen Pearson of Lindenwood, IL, and Brian and Michelle Pearson of Santa Barbara, CA; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.