He was born southwest of Cambridge in Furnas County on the family farm. His parents were John C. and Cora (Fichtner) Pearson. Dale attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1950. He was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve his country in September of 1952 and served until June of 1954, serving during the Korean War. After his return from service he continued to farm.
On Jan. 19, 1958, he was united in marriage to Donna Wulf, in Cambridge at the Methodist Church. Dale farmed for a while, later working construction for Glen Moore and Klien's construction and joined his brother Don, to start Pearson Brother's Construction Company. Dale used his construction and wood working skills to build many homes in and around Cambridge.
Dale was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for more than 59 years. He served as a trustee for the church board. Dale was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association. In his spare time he enjoyed wood working, helping on the farm with the cattle, hunting and fishing. Dale could be seen at most sporting events around Cambridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don; and brother-in-law, Dick Edwards.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Cambridge; two sons, David of Durango, Colorado, and Dan and wife, Kim of Cambridge: two grandsons; and sister, Belva Edwards of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Funeral services are Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Cambridge. Pastor Sherry Sklenar will officiate the services. Military Honors will be conducted graveside by the Cambridge American Legion Post No. 199.
Memorials may be left to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cambridge Senior Center or to the Cambridge Manor.
Friends may leave online condolences at lockenour.com.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements