Saturday, May 22, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Mt. Plesant Lutheran Church
1700 S. Green Bay Road
Racine, WI 53406
Private service for family and invited guests
Live Stream and replay available for everyone
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church
The Prairie School
A cancer organizaion of your choice
Life Story / Obituary
Kevin E. Pearson, 71, of Franksville, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away at his home on Monday, May 10, 2021. He was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on December 7, 1949, son of the late Carl and Cheryl Pearson. Kevin graduated from Moline High School, and then he earned a BA at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) in 1971. He married Christine Matthiesen in 1971. Kevin and Christine later established a pottery studio in Door County, WI, showing his pottery around the Midwest at art fairs and galleries. In 1979, Kevin started teaching at The Prairie School (Racine, WI). Soon thereafter he became the Head of Middle School, and he also earned an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He later returned to teaching art in 1999. After 35 years at Prairie, Kevin retired from teaching in 2014. A natural and empathetic teacher, he recognized the best in each student and guided them to develop their strengths.
A life-long artist, Kevin made stoneware and raku pottery, and he was involved in the Racine arts community. Kevin was active in his church as a teacher, artist, and council member. Throughout his life, Kevin enjoyed spending time on or by water, sailing the boat he built himself, or enjoying a book in an Adirondack chair at the family cottage on the Mississippi River. He loved being with his family, reading, listening to music, and telling jokes. Family and friends often sought him for his experience and wisdom.
Kevin is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Christine Pearson; daughter and son-in-law Erika and Aaron Ford, grandsons Garrett and Karsten Ford; son and daughter-in-law Tristan and Amy Pearson, and granddaughters Annika and Astrid Pearson. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Beth and Tom Tagtmeier; nephew and his wife Eric and Amanda Tagtmeier and their children Jackson and Kennedy; and nephew Curt Tagtmeier.
A private memorial service will be live-streamed from Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church (Racine, WI) on May 22, 2021, at 2:00pm, so all are welcome to attend virtually. Due to COVID and space limitations, only family and invited guests will be present at the memorial service. Memories may be shared with the family on Kevin’s funeral page. To view the service online, visit Kevin’s page on the funeral home website, www.meredithfuneralhome.com, select visitation/services and then Live Stream.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in Kevin’s honor to Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, The Prairie School, or a cancer organization of your choice.