June 15, 1928 ~ October 8, 2017


Loving husband, father and grandfather and all around great guy.

Preceded in death by daughter, Jerine Pearson; grandson, Roberto Pearson; parents, Arthur and Esther Elofson; sister, Joyce Geldert.  Survived by wife, Lyla J. (Nelson) Elofson; son Martin Pearson, Paul (Cheryl) Elofson, Timothy (Peg) Elofson, Stephen Elofson; grandchildren, Erica Pearson (Edward Schneider), Cara (Ryan) McQuillan, Michael Elofson, Christopher Elofson, Aaron Elofson; great-granddaughters, Emma, Elise, Macy and Emilia; many nieces and nephews from the Geldert and Nelson clans.

He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and served in the Navy 1946-1948. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1952. He married Lyla in 1950 and worked for Northwestern Bell/US West for 35 years.

The family extends their thanks to the caregivers at Papillion Manor for their kindness and compassion.

VISITATION:  The family will receive friends prior to service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bellevue.

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road North, Bellevue, NE

Inurnment at Bellevue Cemetery after luncheon.

Military Honors by the VFW Post 10785

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bellevue, NE