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Pearl Hua 03/28/2021

Pearl Hua 03/28/2021

Pearl (Kimball) Hua, age 58, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, of Hudson, WI passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  Pearl worked 30+ years for Galtier Health Care Center as an LPN.  She is remembered as an amazing teacher and dedicated herself to pass along her knowledge of providing quality care to many.  Pearl shaped a lot of people’s careers.  She loved people and was a “social butterfly” and the “life of the party”.  She will be dearly missed by her husband, Hung; daughters, Jessica (Justin) Weeks, Nicole (Joseph Tranby III) Hua, Cassandra (Kirby Borgen) Hua; step-daughters, Tara Campeau and Tyra Hua; grandchildren, Payton, Alexa, Makenzie, Caiden, Lilly, Mylie; siblings, Russell (Sharon), Ted, Charles (Robin), Mark, Paul (Connie), Dale (Lisa), Bill (Peggy), Bob (Coy), Vikki (Perry) Henningsen, Rita (Robert) Hofer; many nieces, nephews, other cherished family and friends.  Pearl is preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Lela (Herndon) Kimball; brothers, Michael and Junior Kimball; and grandson, Parker Weeks.  A public visitation was held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 1:00-3:30 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond.  A funeral service for family and close friends followed the visitation and began at 4:00 pm.  A reception for everyone followed the funeral service at Meister’s Bar and Grill (1402 County Road A) in Boardman, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch a recording of Pearl’s funeral service.


  • Roxanne Zachariason Posted March 30, 2021 10:20 am

    I work with pearl for 24 years at the nursing home she was a very good manager she worked really hard for the resident she went above and beyond her duties for the residence she cared very much about her employees she would help them with everything any problems they had she would try to help them she was a very good friend to me

  • Lisa Alvarez Posted March 30, 2021 3:33 pm

    I met Pearl years ago and one of the things I will always remember about her is her infectious laugh and witty personality. She could put a smile on anyone’s face and always seemed to know when someone could use a good laugh or kind words. She’ll be missed. I’m grateful to have met Pearl and her family ❤️ Rest In Peace sweet lady

  • Duc Clemons Posted March 30, 2021 4:22 pm

    I worked with Pearl for 10 years at Galtier. When I had any problem, either work related or personal issue, I came to Pearl. She was always there to help me with problem solving and guided me through my nursing carrier. I will remember her and what she used to say “ Shit will hit the fan”.

  • Craig Edinger Posted March 30, 2021 9:34 pm

    Pearl was the best nurse I have had the pleasure to work with. You will be missed my friend.

  • Carla Brachmann Kokesch Posted March 31, 2021 5:04 pm

    Russell and all

    Sorry to hear about Pearl . Mom called me to let me know. I really do not know all of you, but we’re thinking about the family.

  • Elizabeth Bilyk Posted April 1, 2021 9:31 am

    Pearl is my best work friend. I feel lost and know you are all feeling the same. She has been my rock personally and in daily work. WWPD (what would Pearl do) will be my work mantra. She was such an advocate for her patients and staff. Her common sense and true listening are an example to live by. I’m sorry for all our loss.
    Wishing you blessings and comfort,

  • Khanh Dang Posted April 1, 2021 10:29 pm

    Dear Pearl,
    Now you’re no longer with me anymore. You left me so suddenly that I’m not ready for this loss. Now I have to independently walk on my own feet without you next to me as a leader, helper, guide, and counselor. You played an important part in my career at a nurse. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to you. Thank you for teaching me and giving me a chance to learn and grow in my nursing career. Please let me call you “Mom”. Thanks Mom for everything that you did for me. Mom! Rest in peace. You’re in my memory “Mom”.
    Love, Khanh

  • Alma Prendergast Posted April 2, 2021 4:34 am

    I worked with Pearl under her management for a short period of time but it feels like l’ve known her a while,it breaks my heart to find out her unexpected passing. Pearl made difference in many peoples’ lives and will be missed by many especially her staff. Rest in peace Pearl wherever you are. And thank you for everything.

  • Tony Jhocson Posted April 2, 2021 6:56 pm

    I always looked forward to seeing my friend Pearl at work. She cared deeply about providing great care for people. I’ll miss her laugh, her wry humor, her wisdom and sage advice. Galtier won’t be the same without her.

  • Mabel Gapngong Posted April 3, 2021 11:55 am

    It is hard to believe that you’ve left us. You have been an amazing nurse manager. Working under your leadership and also having an opportunity to work along side you, has been a great experience. You will forever be missed.

  • Magnolia Mua Posted April 4, 2021 6:48 am

    Pearl was a force to reckon with. I learned a lot from her, both personally and professionally. I so appreciate the time I had to work alongside her and will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  • Bettina Tara Posted April 5, 2021 3:18 pm

    Pearl was such a brat leader and team mate I worked with pearl at Galtier before I transferred I learned so much from her Galtier will never be the same

  • Allene Eggen Posted April 9, 2021 4:47 am

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Pearl .. fun memories from many years ago … she was truly the life of the party. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

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