Pearl Emerson, age 95 of New Richmond, WI, died on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Deerfield Gables in New Richmond. Pearl was born the daughter of Albert and Dorothy (Witzel) Strese on August 21, 1921 in New Richmond. She graduated from New Richmond High School with the class of 1940. Pearl worked for the local telephone company. On July 10, 1953 she was married to Robert Emerson at the First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Pearl loved being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time at their place on Yellow Lake, and was an avid Packer, Badger and Twins fan. She was sweet and kind, and a fastidious cleaner. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Dorothy Strese; husband, Robert Emerson; and sister, Norma (William) Olson. Pearl is survived by her children, Terry “Butch” (Sam) Emerson, Bobbi (Brian) Donovan; granddaughters, Vicky and Tracy Emerson; special grandson, Kevin Donovan; sisters, Lois (Doug) Anderson, Lucille (Robert) Haeg; and many other friends and relatives. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11 am at the First Lutheran Church 218 County Road K New Richmond. Visitation was also on Wednesday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery in Somerset, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.