Funeral services for Pearl Irene (Mrs. Albert) Anderson of Donnelly, will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, rural Donnelly. Reverend Judy Gelinske will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, May 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pearl Irene (Henrichs) Anderson was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Rendsville Township to John and Alma (Olson) Henrichs. She was baptized in Morris on June 2, 1922 and confirmed June 11, 1937 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Donnelly. She attended school in District 7 in Stevens County. Pearl married Albert T. Anderson on June 23, 1940. The couple made their home in Donnelly, where Pearl worked for the poultry dressing plant and egg candling plant in the 50's. She was a waitress in Morris for 20 years and spent the last 17 years doing daycare in her home. Pearl was also "Donnelly's hairdresser" in the 50s and 60s. Albert passed away December 24, 1990. Pearl has continued to live in Donnelly until the time of her death.
Pearl was a member of the KLCW, the quilting group, and a Sunday school teacher at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church. Pearl enjoyed family gatherings, picnics, fishing, playing cards, dancing, cooking and baking - especially Norwegian sweets. She was a great story teller.
Pearl died on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, MN, having lived to reach the age of 88 years.
Surviving Pearl are her two daughters, Janice (Dennis) Melchert of Alexandria and Beverly Hurlbut of Donnelly; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren: Also surviving Pearl is her sister: Julette Banister of Donnelly; sisters-in-law: Shirley Henrichs of Donnelly, Beverly Henrichs of St. Louis Park, Arlene Henrichs of Hoffman and Pearl Wilke Anderson of Donnelly; brother-in-law: Lloyd Plocker of Morris; several loving nieces and nephews; daycare children and her adoptive Sunday School Class.
Preceding Pearl in death are her husband: Albert Anderson; brothers: Lawrence, Erwin Sr., George, Stanley, Melvin, Marvin and Kenneth Henrichs; sisters: Margaret Mau, Mayme Waller, June Plocker; sisters-in-law: Clara Henrichs, Faith Henrichs and June Anderson and brothers-in-law: Wilmer Mau, Orville Waller, Bud Banister and Emil and Lawrence Anderson.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.
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