Claribell was born Sept. 27, 1914 at Hinton to Calvin and Elma (Galusha) Pearson. She attended Hinton Schools. She was married to John Husman on Aug. 30, 1930 at Sioux City.
The couple lived and farmed West of Hinton before moving to a farm North of Quimby in 1944. She was a farm wife and mother of six children. She worked as a nurse's aide at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital for several years following the death of her husband in 1967.
She had lived on a farm north of Quimby until 1970, when she moved to Cherokee. Claribell entered Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia in 2004. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, the Church Circle, WAC Neighborhood Club, and did quilting with the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
She loved to dance, made many beautiful quilts for her family, many crewel needlework projects, pillows, pictures and enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on Oct. 23, 1967, a sister Leora McInerney, two brothers Ira and Robert Pearson, a great-grandson Dustin Englebrecht and a half brother Glen Knecht.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters: Wilfred Husman and his wife Bonnie of Marcus; Calvin Husman and his wife Virginia of Quimby; John Husman and his wife Amy of Spirit Lake; Ronald Husman and his wife Maritta of Sioux Falls, S.D.; JoAnn Schmidt and her husband John of Pflugerville,Texas; Rosemary Steffen and her husband Kell of Greenville; 19 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; one sister Eva Fladry of Corry, Pa.; three sisters-in-law: Lucille Husman of LeMars; Dorothy Madden of LeMars; Beth Pearson of Hemet, Calif.; also many nieces and nephews.