Donald James Pearsall, age 78 years, of Richland Center, Wisconsin, died on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Richland Center Hospital.
He was born on June 2, 1940, at home near Elroy, Wisconsin, to Margaret (Bogardus) and James Pearsall. He graduated from the Elroy High School.
Don was united in marriage in October of 1959 to Judith Olson. They divorced after 25 years of marriage and he spent the rest of his years with his friend and life partner, Agnes Dearborn.
As a young man, Don worked at American Motors in Milwaukee, Badger Ammunition Plant and then farmed at East Troy and in Richland County. He later left farming and went to work as a heavy equipment operator before retiring in 2003. Don was a proud retiree of the Operating Engineers Local 139 until the time of his death.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Judith, and their three daughters: Theresa (Gary) Spencer of Richland Center, Susan (Dennis) Kaderavek of Richland Center and Lisa (Kier) Klepzig of Newton, Georgia; six grandchildren, Derek Spencer, Danielle Spencer, Chelsea Kaderavek (David Breck), Jim (Kayla) Kaderavek, Graham Klepzig (Karen Ackiss) and Cassie Klepzig (Nick Ray); step granddaughter, Sarah Coy; two great grandchildren, Duke Spencer and Cullen Kaderavek and two step great granddaughters, Alex and Katie Coy. He is further survived by his life partner, Agnes Dearborn, and her children, Steve (Paula) Dearborn, Tom (Patty) Dearborn, Mike (Debbie) Dearborn, Bonnie (Don) Carey and Andrea Schneider-Maier (Brett Wetter); seven Grandchildren and eleven Great Grandchildren; and siblings, Ron “Bud” (Mary) Pearsall, Mary (Wayne) Randall, Kathy (Dave) Neitzel, Dan (Sharyl) Pearsall and Rita (Dayton) Bruha. Don was preceded in death by his Parents.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Picha Funeral Home – 1600 Academy Street, Elroy. Burial will be in the Elroy City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to AGRACE Hospice Care or to the family.