Darge, Pearl R.
Pearl R. Darge,
Age 71, of Spencer, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
A funeral service will be held at 2PM on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer. Pastor Rebekah Tarras will officiate. Burial will follow in East Thorp Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday at the funeral home in Spencer from 12noon until time of services. Acting as pallbearers will be her grandsons: Daniel Elpert, Travis and Jason Treankler, Eric Kerksieck, Alec Krasselt, Jimmy Ress and Eric and Erin Strey.
Pearl was born July 16, 1942 in Withee to the late Paul and Alice Ritter. She attended school in the Owen-Withee School District. On May 23, 1963 she married William Darge. Sadly William passed away on September 22, 1983. Along with raising seven wonderful children, she worked in Spencer for many years at Little Club tending bar, making many friendships along the way. She also worked for Petro Pantry in Spencer and as a waitress at a local restaurant.
She loved watching NASCAR and was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fan. Her hobbies included gardening, playing cards and yahtzee, trips to the casino, throwing darts and cooking wonderful meals for her family. Pearl also enjoyed watching TV shows like Dancing with the Stars and The Voice.
She is lovingly survived by her son: Jeff (Tammy) Darge of Hixton; five daughters: Tammy (Gary) Cook of Owen; Vicky (Dwight) Treankler of Abbotsford; Billee (Rod) Kerksieck of Greenwood; Connie (Jon) Strey of Loyal and Paula (Todd) Krasselt of Loyal; her grandchildren: Jamie, Larrisa, Daniel, Travis, Nicole, Jason, Jennifer, Jimmy, Stephanie, Eric, Cassandra, Courtney, Alex, Amanda, Eric, Erin, Tara and Tonia. Pearl is further survived by 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Alfrieda (Troy) Austin of Abbotsford and Alice Bender of Withee.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William, a daughter Mona, a grandson Jeff Jr., seven brothers: Gordon, Arlyn, Glenn, Merlin, Victor, Paul and Allen and three sisters: Viola, Pauline and a sister Doris in infancy.
Arrangements are entrusted to Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.
Life Tributes Funeral Home & Cremation Service
901 S Lasalle St Spencer, WI 54479
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 7, 2014