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Of Loretto, MN

December 27, 1951 – March 14, 2023


Saturday, March 25, 2023

begins at 9:00 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church – Greenfield, MN

Memorial Service

Saturday, March 25, 2023

11:00 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church – Greenfield, MN


Salem Lutheran Cemetery – Greenfield, MN


Chersti Marie Pearson, age 71 of Loretto, MN, passed away in Amarillo, TX on March 14, 2023.

Chersti was born the daughter of Earl & Marion (Murray) Fredrickson on December 27, 1951 in Robbinsdale, MN.

She was united in marriage to David L. Pearson in August of 1985 at Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield, MN.

Chersti proudly served her country in the United States Army as part of the WAC (Women’s Army Corps).

One of the accomplishments in Chersti’s life that she was most proud of was her time in AA.  She had made her commitment to work the AA program on March 12, 1982 and enjoyed 41 years of sobriety.

For enjoyment Chersti loved going on motorcycle trips with her husband Dave.  The couple made numerous trips including Mexico, Sturgis, Canada & Key West to name a few.  The friends and memories made along the way will be remembered by all who knew her.

Chersti is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dave Pearson; sons, Jerry Hogge Jr. and Dwain (Stacy) Pearson; grandchildren, Shawn Watercott, Thomas Pearson, David J. Pearson, Hannah Hogge, Charlie Pearson, Blake Pearson and Ruby Pearson; sisters, Debbie Hayes, Karen (Chuck) Mason and Jean (Don) Kolstad; adopted sisters, Peggy (Mike) Leadens and Joann (Jim) Murray; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl & Marion Fredrickson; sisters, Judy Bursch and Lori Fredrickson; first husband, Jerry Hogge Sr.

Officiating will be Pastor Paul Schuler.

Urn bearers will be Chersti’s grandchildren Shawn Watercott, Thomas Pearson, David J. Pearson, Hannah Hogge and Charlie Pearson

There will be luncheon following the service at the Salem Lutheran School.

Interment will be held at a later date in the church cemetery.



9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Peg Leadens

    David, Sons, Stacy and all the beautiful grandchildren… I am so so sorry for your loss.
    With our Love Michael & Peg

    Love you Chersti…I’ll see you when I get there !!!

  2. Joshua Zoccoli

    Thank you Chersti for the many years of love and memories. Condolences to family and friends who will miss Chersti as I will in this life.

    Wear those wings you earned so graciously Chersti; love you always.

  3. Jean Kolstad

    No words

  4. Dick Howe

    Dave – We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dick & Kelly

  5. Norwegian Friend Punky

    Words can’t say what I feel in my heart!! I miss my Norwegian Friend !! Love to the whole family !

  6. Missy Terry Anderson (Kolstad)

    Auntie Chersti, I love you and I will miss you. Time goes by so fast. Please remember we all grieve differently and with different timelines. Please be patient, kind and loving to eachother.

  7. Mary Kalk Pino

    Chersti We were BEST childhood friends & spent many HAPPY times together! So many SPECIAL memories! RIP dear one!

  8. Mary Kalk Pino

    Chersti We were BEST childhood friends. So many PRECIOUS HAPPY memories

  9. Clarence & Helen Boles

    We’re not long time friends, but had a loving friendship. Christi and Dave will remain in our hearts and we praise God for bringing us together!!


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