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Wayne Pearson

July 24, 1948 — March 11, 2023


Wayne Pearson

Wayne Lloyd Pearson, age 74, of Winona, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital – Methodist Campus in Rochester, MN.

He was born in 1948 in Winona and graduated from Winona Senior High School with the Class of 1966.

Wayne was a former emergency medical technician, truck driver, bar and restaurant owner, and a retired machine operator. He was extremely passionate, talented, and skillful in many areas.

Wayne enjoyed living out in the country surrounded by nature, hunting, fishing on the Mississippi River, country music, and spending time with his family. He was extremely proud of his family and loved being a father, grandpa, and devoted husband to his wife Carole of 55 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Harold and Marcella; stepmother, Mildred; and brothers: Dan and Bobby.

Wayne will be deeply missed and survived by his wife Carole; children: Lonnie, Chrissy, and Jordan (Beth); grandchildren: Brittany Gotzinger, Jacob Fratzke, Taylor Fratzke, Grace, Nash, and Hadley; sister: Marilyn (Dave) Bronk; step-sisters: Jean Nielsen and Sharon Kanz; brother-in-law: Gary (Linda) Kollofski; aunt: Joyce (“Butch”) Selke, and all of their families.

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at St. Martin’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 326 E. Broadway, Winona.  The Reverend Richard A. Moore will officiate.

Visitation will be held at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, 376 E. Sarnia St., Winona, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 4 PM until 7 PM.  There will not be any visitation held on Sunday, please meet at the church for the service.

A family burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Winona.

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Past Services


Saturday, March 18, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

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Funeral Service

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

St. Martin's Ev. Lutheran Church

328 E Broadway St, Winona, MN 55987

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