Barbara Ann Pearsall, 77, of East Jordan, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at her home in East Jordan. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 17, at the Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Jordan with Pastor Ken Lein officiating. Interment will take place at Sunset Hill Cemetery in East Jordan.
Barbara was born Nov. 12, 1934, in East Detroit, to Edward and Irene (Budnick) Lehrbass. She moved to East Jordan in her teens and graduated from East Jordan High School in 1952. On May 31, 1952, she married Robert Pearsall in East Jordan.
Barbara worked as a school cook at East Jordan Schools and was a secretary at Honeywell in Boyne City.
She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and volunteered at the East Jordan Family Health Center. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by her husband, Robert H.; sons, Edward (Mary) Pearsall of Rochester Hills, Robert D. (Dawn) Pearsall of East Jordan, Jim (Theresa) Pearsall of Jensen Beach, Fla.; daughter, Linda (Joe) DeMarco of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Matthew, Allison, Carleen, Jenna, Angie and Ally; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosemary Holland of Atlanta, Ga., Deanna (Roger) Allen of Mount Pleasant, Mary Ann Kowalski of Denver, Colo., and Nancy (John) Bidleman of Palm Bay, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Jordan Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 223, East Jordan, Mich. 49727.