Richard “Dick” Raymond Pierson, 93, of Aitkin, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Aitkin Health Services, Aitkin. He was born July 30, 1927 in Minneapolis to Raymond and Helen (Mattila) Pierson. Dick was a veteran of The United States Navy who served as a Radar Technician on the USS Wisconsin and was a member of Aitkin American Legion Post #86. Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, time with his dogs, watching Gunsmoke and Jeopardy, listening to old-time country music, dancing, playing cards and especially spending time with his family. Dick will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Dick is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Pierson; parents; son, James Scott Pierson; granddaughter, Heidi Jacqueline Finch; sister and brother-in-law, Carol (Earl) Ruzin; brother-in-law, Howard Sybrant.
Dick is survived by his son, Richard “Rick” Pierson of Aitkin; daughters, Jeanne (John, Sr.) Finch of Blaine and Jacqueline (Jan Hansen) Pierson of Mesa, Arizona; step-son, Jeff (Jan) Erickson of Owasso, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Lori Ann (Shane) Rosch, Heidi Finch, Johnny (Allison) Finch, Genelle “Jelly Belly” (Roger) Weinbrenner, James Finch, Beth (Kevin) Milligan, Anny Finch, Jeffrey Erickson and Jay Erickson; great grandchildren, Bailey Rosch, Zach Finch, Connor Finch, Grady Weinbrenner, Alex Finch, Emmit Weinbrenner, Zoe Finch, Kaden Milligan, Bella Rosch, Colton Weinbrenner, Piper Finch, Hattie Milligan and Zane Finch; sister, Shirley Sybrant of Brooklyn Park; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be Tuesday, June 8 at 11 AM in Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Aitkin. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by Aitkin American Legion Post #86 and Aitkin V.F.W. Post #1727. Interment will be in Baldwin Cemetery, Princeton. To sign the guestbook, go to: www.srtfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Aitkin.
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