John Robert Piearson

John Robert Piearson, 70, of Leadville passed away on March 18.  He was born on June 26, 1950 in Atlantic, Iowa to Helen (Dicks) and Earl Piearson.

In 1970, Piearson joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He later found Leadville, and worked at Lake County Realty for several years before retiring to Arkansas.

One of Piearson’s favorite hobbies was treasure hunting — he was always adding to his Leadville collection. He was also very passionate about cleaning up Evergreen Cemetery. Piearson kept the cemetery maintained and would try to recruit anyone and everyone to help.

“He will be missed by friends and family,” his family said.

A memorial service will be held to honor Piearson at Evergreen Cemetery at an undetermined date later this summer.