Gordon I. Pearson
Of Waukesha, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of
85. He was born on August 31, 1925, a son of Carl and Elizabeth Pearson. Gordon married Lois
Risner on August 30, 1947. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII.
After the war, Gordon began his career working alongside his father installing lumber dry kilns. An
entrepreneur at heart, Gordon owned and operated two service stations and then became an
electrical apprentice in Marinette. Having become a salesman for several electrical distributors
Gordon found his calling. Together with his family he became founder and owner of State Wide
Lighting, Inc. and Professional Systems, Inc. Gordon enjoyed bowling, boating, golfing and
spending time at his home on Nagawicka Lake in Hartland, and his homes in Florida and Arizona.
Gordon was a member of the Wisconsin Association of Professional Engineers, VFW Soat-Vergenz
Post 721, a Life Member of American Legion Post 399 Okauchee and Elks Lodge 400 in
Gordon leaves to cherish his memory his son, Dean C. (Nancy) Pearson of Brookfield, WI and
daughter, Patti E. Pearson of Waukesha, WI; grandchildren, Lynn (Brian) Ergish, Eric Pearson,
Joshua Davies, Jamie Davies; and sister, Anita Sebero. He is further survived by nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives and dear friends. Gordon was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; parents;
one sister; and two brothers.
The visitation for Gordon will be from 3 p.m. until the 3:45 p.m. VFW Soat-Vergenz Post 721
Memorial Service followed by Military Honors on Friday, May 13, at the Cesarz, Charapata &
Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188.
Memorials to the Elks 400 Lodge, 2301 Springdale Rd., Waukesha, WI 53186 or the American
Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Rd., Waukesha, WI 53072 are appreciated.
"I leave a life, family and world I loved. I thank God and all my friends for that."
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