Mary (Ragutskas) Pearson, 81, died May 10th at her home in Prior Lake, Minn. She was born October 27, 1923 in Long Island, NY, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Zemaitus) Ragutskas. On December 3, 1944, she was united in marriage with David Wilson Pearson in Somerville, NJ. David preceded her in death May 20th, 1986. Mary was a homemaker and a member of Catholic Daughters and Blue Army of Our Lady. Mary is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Karen and Tommy Godwin of Cat Spring, and Mary Alice Lake of Prior Lake, MN; son and daughter-in-law: David Alan and Paula Pearson of Nazareth, PA; and grandchildren: Billy and Pam Janwich of Austin; Brent and Stephanie Lake of Fairbault, MN; Sherri Goebel and her fiance, McKenna J. Bergeron, of Breaux Bridge, LA; David and Angi Janwich of Lafayette, LA; Ryan and Jennifer Lake of New Prague, MN; John Marlowe of Bayonne, NJ; Florence Tuttle and her husband, Francis, of Fort Meyers, FL; Peter Ragucky and his wife, Ethel of Ogdensburg, NJ; Marjorie Noonan and her husband, Jack, of Somerville, NJ; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David, and her sister, Anna Veen. Visitation was held from 4 - 8 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2005 at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home in Prior Lake MN. Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 13 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN with Father Rinaldo Custodio presiding. Visitation was also held from 4 .m. to 8 pm., Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville, where Rosary was recited. A grave side service was conducted May 18th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Sealy with Deacon Frank Laredo officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Godwin, David Janwich, Billy Janwich, ryan Lake, Harry Kopech and Bill Janwich.
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