OREGON – Donna J. Pearson, 86, longtime Oregon resident, died Saturday July 22, 2017 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. Born July 24, 1930 in Malta, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Doane) Askvig.
Donna was a graduate of Kirkland High School and attended Rockford Business College. She married Robert Pearson June 6, 1980 in Oregon; he died June 7, 2015. Donna was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, enjoyed gardening and was devoted to her grandchildren.
Survived by her children: Richard (Emily) Friel of LaGrange Park, Jacqueline (Jake) Boyden of Oregon, Tina Martin of Oregon and Kurt (Carol) Friel of Port Orange, Fla.; grandchildren: John Friel, Anna Friel, Angela (Jonathan) Martin-Bakener, Chad Martin, Brad (Holly) Martin, Ryan Friel and Melissa Friel; great grandchildren: Ava and Ali Martin and Lucas, Logan and Landon Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
Also predeceased by her parents,her first husband, Charles Friel and brother, Robert Murray.
Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant preceded by a visitation 9-10:30 a.m. in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon. Burial will be private. Memorials in Donna’s name may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon or Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon.