April 16, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Pearl Mae (Halvorson) Struck

Pearl Mae (Halvorson) Struck, daughter of Helmer and Selma (Hoff) Halvorson, was born on February 25, 1925 at her home in Kensington, in Douglas County, Minnesota. She was baptized on March 29, 1925 at Nora Lutheran Church and was confirmed on November 5, 1939. Pearl grew up in Nora Township, where she attended and completed district 50 country school and then went on to Kensington High School where she graduated in 1943. She then went to teachers training in Glenwood. She was a teacher in two rural country schools, in Pope and Stevens County. After her husband’s unexpected death, she went to teach in Hancock school, where she retired in 1995.

Pearl was united in marriage on January 2, 1950 to Myron Fred Struck at the parsonage in Morris, MN. They moved to the family farm in Rensville Township. This union was blessed with six wonderful children; Glenn, Gene, Dean, Sheryl, Gayle, and James. In 1980 she moved to Morris, and in 1996 she moved to Rogers, MN to be closer to her children. She moved to Buffalo in 2012 to reside at Parkview Care Center due to health reasons, and resided there until her passing December 16th, 2020 at 95 years old.

Pearl was a member of Nora Lutheran Church in Farwell, MN, Faith Lutheran Church in Morris, MN, and currently a member at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, MN. She was a Sunday school teacher and Nora 4-H leader. She was also active in Homemakers for many years in Morris.

She enjoyed spending time and visiting with her family and friends. She really looked forward to return to the Struck Farm for the yearly Friends and Family Barbeque. Pearl also loved to bake, read, and play cards and games.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Myron; her parents; grandson, Frederick; sister, Shirley; brothers, Harold and Earl; brothers-in-law, Les Bertram and Buck Stahl.

She is survived by her children, Glenn (Becky), Gene (Lynnette), Dean (special friend, Char), Sheryl (Pat) Waste, Gayle (Terry) Haggberg, and James (Noel); 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Carol Stahl of Blomkest, MN; sister-in-law, Darlene Bertram of Morris, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Due to Covid-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in spring or summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com