Eva Mildred Mykleby Pearson, 92, died April 20, at Johanna Shores Care Center in Arden Hills. Born in Eldred, Minn., Eva graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture at the Crookston Agricultural School, then attended the University of Minnesota and later graduated in 1956 with a degree in human ecology.
Eva and her husband, Mel, were married for 58 years. They lived in St. Anthony Park for 34 years, where they raised their four sons, before moving to Roseville. After Mel’s death in 2000, Eva lived in a Luther Place condominium in St. Anthony Park for 10 years.
Eva was a lecturer and researcher on genealogy and the Viking kings. She researched and wrote a book on the history of the Viking kings, They Did Not Have Horns: The Viking Kings of Norway, along with a genealogical chart ofthe kings.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Roger; and brothers, Hillard and Ray Mykleby. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Gayl), Jerry (Dairine) and Harlan (Ginny); daughter-in-law, Carol; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Opal Hedberg, of St. Anthony Park; and brothers, Forrest, Don and Laurie Mykleby.
Her memorial service was held April 26 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, with interment at Fort Snelling National