Laura Marie Rieck-Pearson, 47, Red Wing

Laura Marie Rieck-Pearson, 47, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born December 22, 1971, in Wabasha, to Robert and Marie (Lenhartz) Rieck. She grew up in Red Wing and was a 1990 graduate of Red Wing Central High School. She attended Red Wing Vo-Tech and began working at Health Partners in the Twin Cities, where she was employed for 20 years. She married Jeffrey Pearson and together they spent 20 years together (10 of them married) until they later divorced. She moved back to Red Wing this past April and had worked at Target in Red Wing and the Handy Mart in Bay City. Laura was an animal lover and raised many ferrets, dogs and cats. Her current love was her kitty, Destiny. Laura loved her heavy metal music was also a giant sports fanatic--her TV was usually on ESPN. She also enjoyed crafting.
She is survived by her parents, Robert Rieck of Red Wing and Marie Rieck of Bay City; brother, Jason (Jamie Diercks) of Red Wing; nephew, Cody (Justine) Rieck of Rochester; great-niece, Natalie; uncles, Roger (Nancy) Rieck of Wabasha, Michael Lehnartz and aunt, Margaret Wolfe of Red Wing; special cousins, Amy and Chad Wolfe and several other cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Beulah Rieck; Wally and Ella Lehnartz and uncles, Hilary, Gordon, Philip and John Lehnartz and many of her past pet ferrets, dogs and cats.
A celebration of Laura’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, beginning at 2 p.m.- ? at Mike’s Bay Town in Bay City, Wisconsin. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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