Lori Susanne Dack-Pearson

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Lori Susanne Dack-Pearson

Aug. 10, 1965 - Sept. 2, 2023

McCOOK, Neb. - Lori Susanne Dack-Pearson passed away at home on her farm surrounded by her loved ones on Sat. Sept. 2, 2023, after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 58.

Lori was born in McCook, Neb. on Aug. 10, 1965 to Richard and Karen (Barratt) Dack of McCook, Neb. She graduated from McCook High School with the class of 1983 where she participated in art club, drama, speech, band, and as a Bison Majorette. She was very involved in the local 4-H organizations throughout their life exhibiting her sewing and modeling skills at local and state levels and as a Club leader for her children. She attended McCook Community College and Kearney State College, studying fashion merchandising before marrying Harold B. Pearson of McCook in 1986. Together they had three children: Morgan, Chance, and Ian.

Lori wore several hats during her life including working as a hired hand on her father’s farm during irrigation, working in the local fashion industry at Carmicheal’s, as an advertising agent at KICX radio group, she was a local business owner of the Sears Hometown stores, and was a para-educator with McCook Public School’s Alternative School program. Her compassion, creativity, charisma, and charm allowed her to make so many meaningful connections and longtime friendships with her coworkers, employees who were more like family, customers, and with her students who she loved with all her heart. Lori was a creative soul and brought her own unique spark to everything she did. She loved sewing and spending time planning and caring for her “Hippie Chick” garden and sharing those loves with her grandchildren who she thought were just magic made real.

Lori loved her family with her whole heart. Her husband, children, and her beloved son-in-law and daughter-in-law. Her grandchildren were her entire world; she never wasted an opportunity to make sure that they knew how important they were to her. That love and compassion also extended to the individuals that she lovingly called her “stolen children” who came into her life in various ways. Each was uniquely loved and cherished, Lori extended her unconditional love and acceptance to each of them.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Karen Dack and grandparents, Gerald and Ida (Brown) Barratt and John and Francis (Albrecht) Dack.

Her spark and her legacy live on through those left to celebrate her life; her loving husband, Harold; daughter, Morgan and son-in-law, Brett Neverve and grandsons, Pearce and Maxim of Beatrice, Neb.; son, Chance Pearson and grandson, Cashous; and son, Ian and daughter-in-law, Jamee Pearson and grandson, Cameron all of McCook; father and mother in-law, George and Peggy Pearson of Sun City West, Ariz.; her sisters: Tammy Fredrickson of Seldon, Kan., Kathy (Todd) Lichty, Terri (Mike) Skolout, Kathy (Kelly) Kinkade, and Tonda (Mike) Simmonds all of McCook, and brother, Dan (Stacey) Pearson of Loveland, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews, dear friends, and all her “stolen children” who she loved dearly.

In respect of Lori’s wishes, her family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at Marlene’s Kitchen from 4-8 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 23, 2023. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family to be used to create a scholarship fund to benefit the Alternative School Program in McCook.

Online condolences may be left at herrmannfh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook.