April 28, 1938 ~ April 6, 2015
Judy R. Pearce, age 76 of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Colonial Manor in Elma. Judy was born on April 28, 1938 to Gus and Minnie (Wegner) Alt in Pearson, IA. As a young girl, her family moved to Alta Vista. She attended and graduated from Alta Vista. Upon graduating, Judy was united in marriage to Lee Klobassa on June 18, 1955. The couple made their home near Elma where they farmed together and raised their five children; Mike, Charlie, Kathy, Bob and Dave. After Lee passed away in 1984, Judy began working at Pearce Telephone in Riceville where she met Don Pearce. In 1986, the couple married and continued to live in Riceville. Judy continued to work at Pearce until 1999 when she retired after Don’s passing. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Her children fondly remember her carefree style of cooking and never measuring! Later in life Judy met her special friend, Darwin Dralle with whom she loved to dance, travel and enjoyed trail riding. Judy is survived by her children, Mike Klobassa of Riceville, IA, Charlie (Betty) Klobassa of Shell Rock, IA, Kathy (Tom) Recker of Alta Vista, IA, Bob (Pam) Klobassa of Elma, IA and Dave Klobassa of Nashua, IA; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather), Dan, Rachel (Cam), Seth (Jodie), Kendal (Jordan), Nicholas (Claudia), Sara (Brad), John, Michelle (Lane), Nathan (Alex), Madalyn, Tyler and Kevin; 11 great-grandchildren; special friend, Darwin Dralle of Greene, IA and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty Roethler.
Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
Hear the promise God has made:
He will call; The dead will answer.
They shall live at his command.
For he will have a longing
For the work of his own hand.
So have faith, and do not wonder,
For our God can make us stand.
And we shall live forever,
As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)
SO SORRY TO HEAR JUDY PASSED AWAY. SO MANY GOOD VISITS WITH HER OVER THE YEARS IN RICEVILLE. R. I. P. JUDY YOU WILL BE MISSED. FROM TIM AND CINDY HOWLAND AND TIM THE MUSIC MAN PROTIVIN IOWA.
Our deep sympathy to Kay, Tom & all the family. John & Marlys Recker
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you say good-bye to your mother and grandmother. Joe and Teresa Klobassa
Charlie, Betty, Seth and Kendall
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Mary Burns and Dale Christensen
Mike, Charlie, Kathy, Bob and Dave,
My condolences on the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of Judy and time spent with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.