Daniel Lorentz Pearson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away on January 3, 2023. Though years of illness took their toll and eventually caused his heart to stop beating, Dan will always be remembered for his perseverance as he fought the good fight.
Born on May 8, 1955 in Murray, Utah, Dan was the ninth of ten children of Harold Roy Pearson and Lena Mae Sanders. Dan was known for his sense of humor and often joked that having seven older sisters was like being raised by eight mothers.
On February 1, 1974, Dan was sealed to his eternal companion, Vickie Lynn Leake, for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. Dan was a wonderful father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was extremely proud of his children and adored his grandchildren.
Dan was a valued member of the law enforcement community and served for 30 years in various capacities. He began working for the St. George Police Department in 1977; worked for Midvale City between 1980 and 2002; then concluded his law enforcement career with South Jordan City, where he served from 2002 to 2007.
Dan had many hobbies, many of which included the great outdoors. He loved camping, fishing, and boating—especially at Flaming Gorge—and he enjoyed riding his motorcycle whenever he had the chance. One of Dan’s greatest accomplishments, and one he was particularly proud of, was obtaining his pilot’s license.
Dan possessed many admirable qualities and was an example to all who knew him. He was a hard worker and accomplished anything he put his mind to. He was also generous toward others, ensuring that their needs were met and that they never went without.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lena; his father-in-law, Raymond Leake; four siblings, Roy, Marian, Katherine, and Anna Marie; and two grandsons, Breckin and Brighton Law, niece Sabra and nephew Morgan. Dan is survived by his wife, Vickie; his children, Chris (Lyndsey), Nathan (Natilee), Amber (Jared), and Brittany (Jared); and 12 grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to family and friends, including the Harvest Park 1st Ward, for their love and service toward Dan and Vickie during this difficult time.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 AM at 12173 South 4000 West, in Riverton, Utah, with funeral services to follow at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at the Riverton, Utah Cemetery. For those unable to attend services will be streamed via Zoom. Click on the “Watch Services” link above. A Zoom account is required.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Dan. I love our double cousins.
Greatful for our heritage.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I miss the summers we spent watching fireworks and eating pizza during Midvale Harvest Days. I will forever cherish all the childhood memories I have of spending time with your family.
The loss of a beloved member of one’s family is always hard. But the Lord provides ways to ease the pain. My condolences to the family, and may we all walk with God.
I’ve had the pleasure of being in Dan and Vickie’s lovely home on multiple occasions and was always warmly welcomed. I enjoyed getting to know both of them better. I have found Dan to be a good soul with a wide range of experiences and interests, the most important being his family and his faith.
I pray that the Comforter may assuage his family’s loss and grief as they mourn their temporary, but difficult, separation from their loved one.
Well, this sucks. I'm so sorry to hear this news. You were an honorable man. One of the few. The best boss I have ever worked for, and I am glad that we were able to be friends as well. You helped me get into K9 (Which was one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done in my life.) Thanks for all you did for me.
The world was a better place because you were in it. Thanks Dan. You will be missed greatly.
Vickie, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Dan. I was not aware that he had been sick. May you and your children feel the loving arms of our Savior around you at this time. So thankful for the knowledge we have of the atonement, and the promises we made. I know, as you do, that "Families are Forever". Love you Vickie.
What a great man. He is so kind to all. He is a friend to our family for many years. I always admired and I look up to him. He genuinely nurtured those around him in such a strong, yet scuttle way.
My sympathy to all the family. To Chris, specifically, I offer my shared feeling of total loss at the loss of a brother. Impossible to replace and impossible to forget.
Dan served his family selflessly. There is so much comfort in knowing someone is there for us when we reach out. Uncle Dan picked up the phone every time. He changed the course of my life and I am forever grateful for his time & advice.
Uncle Dan, you have always been so kind and generous to me and my family. Thank you for your love and support. Thank you for truly caring for others. Your legacy lives on in the big hearts of your children and grandchildren. All my love to your family.