Pearl Milestone (1928 – 2010)

Pearl Milestone, 82, of Kenosha, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Golden Living Center with her family at her side.

Born on August 15, 1928 in Racine, WI, she was the daughter of the late Dorris & Julia Matson.

Pearl graduated from Park High School in Racine, WI in January, 1946. On July 27, 1946, she was united in marriage to Hugh Bastian and they had 3 children together.

On May 30, 1977 in St. Petersburg, Fl, she married Merl Milestone who preceded her in death on Nov 13, 1997.

Pearl was employed for many years at Steven Jacobs Insurance, Kenosha Unified School District, Christensen & Lee Insurance in Racine and retired from West Coast Insurance in St. Petersburg, Fl where she and Merl lived for 20 years.Pearl was an excellent seamstress, loved interior decorating and enjoyed making crafts, crewel pictures, floral arrangements and, most recently knitting scarves for family & friends.

She was a former member of the Kenosha Woman’s Club as well as the Catholic Junior League.

She is survived by her children, Sheryl (Graeme) Wearne of Mt. Martha, Victoria, Australia, David (Sandra) Bastianelli, & Paula (Steve) Jakubowski, both of Kenosha, her sister Dorothy Elzinga, grandchildren Michael (Meghan Knight), Jaclyn, Kristina & Anthony Bastianelli, great grandson, Emmitt, step grandchildren David (Robin) Jakubowski of Kenosha & Tony (Michelle) Jakubowski of Albuquerque, NM. She is further survived by her step children, Don (Connie) Milestone, Sharon Marcado & Bill (Hope) Milestone, all of Racine and her special nieces and nephew and many cousins.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, brother Donald Matson, husband Merl, brother in law John Elzinga & step daughter Lori Milestone and step grandson, Steven Jakubowski.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec 15th at the Woman’s Club of Kenosha at 7:00 pm. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until the time of the service.Private Interment will be Thursday at West Lawn Cemetery.Memorial remembrances may be made to Hospice Alliance of Pleasant Prairie.A very special thank you to Hospice, the staff & residents at Golden Living Center for their compassionate care & friendship and her friends at Assisi Homes of Kenosha.

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