Kay Frances (Pederson) Harings, 79, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Brentwood Memory Care in Rice Lake, Wis. She was born June 14, 1939, in Rice Lake, the daughter of Frances (Doonan) and Percy Pederson.

Kay graduated from Chetek High School in 1957, and later married Robert Harings on May 14, 1960, in Tilden, Wis. Together they raised five children. Kay loved to spend quality time with her family, and was an excellent homemaker and gardener. She enjoyed listening to polka music, dancing and doing crafts. 

Kay is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bob; children Brent (Chris) Harings, of Rice Lake, Charmaine (Chris) Mlejnek, of Rice Lake, Peggy (Dan) Cunningham, of Hudson, Wis., Kimberly Ryan, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Heidi (Timothy) Ryan, of Hudson; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; fur baby Yukon; sister Kristy (Jerry) Taft, of Chetek, Wis.; and family friend Rob Ryan. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other friends.

Funeral services for Kay will be at the Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, with Hospice Chaplain Dennis Fowler officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place privately.

The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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