James Wade Pearson, 52, Osage City: April 18, 1967 – April 7, 2020

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – James Wade Pearson, 52, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born April 18, 1967, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Frederick Lee and Patricia Ann (Soper) Pearson.

He graduated from Osage City High School, Osage City, Kan., in 1985, and then Kansas State University with B.S. degree in animal science.

He was joined in marriage to Dawn Shepherd, on April 9, 1994, in Burlingame, Kan. To this union two children were born, Peyton and Paige.

Jim was a farmer and rancher with his family.

He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity-Alpha Zeta Chapter, Kansas Livestock Association, and on the Osage County KLA Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008.

Jim will be forever remembered by his wife, Dawn, of the home; a daughter, Paige Pearson, Osage City; a son, Peyton Pearson, Osage City; parents, Fred and Pat Pearson, Osage City; two brothers, Jeffrey Pearson and Clark (Bobbi) Pearson, both of Osage City; and a nephew, Max Pearson, Osage City.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Adelia and Earl Pearson; and maternal grandparents, Frank and Thelma Soper.

A private graveside service will be held at Rapp Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Willing Workers 4-H Club and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.

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