Judy R. Pearce
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.