EAGLE RIVER, AK (October 28, 2016) — A memorial service for Henry “Hank” Wallace Pearson, former ECC field director for Alaska and pastor, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on November 6 at the Evangelical Covenant Church here. He died October 17 in Amery, Wisconsin.
Hank, 87, was born November 20, 1928, in New York, New York, to Anders Henrik Persson and Clara Emelia Antonson, both immigrants from Sweden.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Seattle Pacific University and an MDiv from North Park Seminary.
Hank married Lillian Marie Ericson on September 7, 1957, in Malmo, Alberta.
He served ECC churches in Fort Francis, Ontario; Edmond, Alberta; was a missionary pastor in Nome and Fairbanks, Alaska. He also served Teien Covenant Church in Drayton, North Dakota, and First Covenant Church in Worthington, Minnesota. He served as field director for the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska from 1986 until he retired in 1994. After he retired, he helped start and was a charter member of Community Covenant Church in Eagle River.
In addition to Lillian, survivors include daughter Catherine Christensen (Scott) of Baudette, Minnesota; two sons, Gordon Pearson of Amery and Daniel Pearson (Leah) of Clear Lake, Wisconsin; and six grandchildren.