Obit: Pearson, Kathy Jean (1953
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Pearson, Knobeck, Drinka, Johnson, Anderson, Bosshardt, Marty, Meshnick, Wentz
----Source: Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Services (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/28/2020
Pearson, Kathy Jean (11 May 1953 – 26 October 2020)
Kathy Pearson, age 67, of Neillsville, died Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home on Owen Avenue.
Kathy Jean Pearson was born on May 11, 1953 in Ladysmith, the daughter of Joel and Lorraine (Knobeck) Pearson. She grew up in Radisson, and then moved to the Nekoosa-Babcock area. She married Michael Drinka and they moved to Neillsville. They later divorced and Kathy moved to the north woods of Wisconsin and married Stephen Johnson. They later divorced and in the early 2000’s she moved back to Neillsville. She worked for Terry and Annette Marty at Marty’s Foods in the bakery department until her retirement.
Kathy was a member of Living Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed tending to her garden.
She is survived by five children, Brian (Melissa) Drinka of Neillsville, Jill (Steve) Anderson of Owen, Shawn (Michelle) Drinka of Neillsville, April (Kevin) Bosshardt of Tokyo, Japan and Andrew (Brittany) Johnson of Stanley, 11 grandchildren, Skylar, Abraham, William, Laurna, Stephanie, Dominic, Tim, Alex, Raiden, Avry and Killian. Kathy is further survived by four sisters, Arlene, Janet, Robin and Kim.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Leland.
Funeral Services for Kathy will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Living Hope Evangelical Free Church in Neillsville. Pastor Steven Wentz will officiate. Music will be provided by Kathy Meshnick, organist. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery in Hewett Township, Clark Co. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 6 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7 at the church.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Kathy’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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