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Pearl R. Stuenkel

Funeral Service: The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault
  Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
   
Visitation: One hour prior to the service

Pearl R. (Mrs. Omar) Stuenkel, age 85 of Spokane, WA and formerly of Faribault and Owatonna went peacefully to be with her Lord on April 12, 2012, six days after her 85th birthday.

Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Monday, April 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend David Stuenkel officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Pearl was born April 6, 1927, in Faribault to Adolph and Adeline (Fisher) Schulz. After her graduation from Faribault High School, Pearl went to Dayton, WA to live with her sister, Elaine. There Pearl was employed at Green Mountain Canneries and there she met and married Gilbert Rueber in 1947. After a few years in Dayton the Ruebers moved to Owatonna, MN where Pearl was employed for many years at Federated Insurance Co. After her husband's death in 1977, Pearl worked for a time for the Minnesota Legislature as a secretary. On November 21, 1979, Pearl was united in marriage with Omar Stuenkel and subsequently they lived successfully in Cleveland, OH; Eden Prairie, MN; Owatonna, MN; Bella Vista, AR and Coeur d'Alene, ID. Pearl was adept at hand-quilting and produced more than 15 quilts, some of them prize-winners. She loved taking care of flower beds and house plants and also loved fishing. For 17 years, she and Omar had a cottage on Lake Washburn, Outing, MN. All her life Pearl was a faithful and devoted member of Lutheran churches.

Pearl is survived by her husband, Rev. Omar Stuenkel; her brother, Donald Schulz of Roseburg, OR; her daughter, Lynn (Kerwin) Palan of Dundas; her son, Roger Rueber of Seattle, WA; her grandchildren, Tammy Drentlaw and Tracie (Tim) Solum of Northfield; six great-grandchildren; as well as four step-children David (Judy), Omar T. Jr. (Joy), Edward (Mary Beth) and Rita (Dennis) Schmidt; nine step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Pearl was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Rueber, and her sisters, Elaine Stuenkel and Florence (Willard) Drewitz.


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Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: Susan & Alex Kirkpatrick
Email: kirkptrcks@gmail.com
Date: Saturday April 21, 2012

Memories

Omar, We are so glad we got to know Pearl a bit while you lived in Coeur d'Alene. She was always a lady and dressed to the nines! This was a very nice obit and it sounds as if she had a full life. She loved to do the same things as me - garden and Alex - fish. Alex wants me to add he will never forget his visit over to your house to play his violin for her. Please take care and visit our church again if you are able. Susan Kirkpatrick Alex Kirkpatrick

Name: Susan & Alex Kirkpatrick
Email: kirkptrcks@gmail.com
Date: Saturday April 21, 2012

Memories

Omar, We are so glad we got to know Pearl a bit while you lived in Coeur d'Alene. She was always a lady and dressed to the nines! This was a very nice obit and it sounds as if she had a full life. She loved to do the same things as me - garden and Alex - fish. Alex wants me to add he will never forget his visit over to your house to play his violin for her. Please take care and visit our church again if you are able.

Name: Kleone Wangen
Email: krwangen@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday April 19, 2012

Memories

Dear Omar, We want to express our sincere sympathies to you and to your family. We enjoyed knowing you and Pearl when you served at the Oakland Moscow parish. May God hold you close. Arden and Kleone Wangen

Name: Ken and Carol Frerking
Email:
Date: Tuesday April 17, 2012

Memories

Unfortunately, we were away from our computer and out-of-town when the notice of Pearl's passing arrived. We have fond memories of visiting Omar and Pearl at their cabin in Cour d'lene. where we were treated to fine meals and dominos. We would always like to see the flowers and vegetables and Pearl's sewing projects which Carol and Pearl had in common. What a wonderful home for these two loving Christian people to enjoy their final years on earth together. We wish Pearl's family God's blessing and confort at her parting...be reassured during this Easter Season of a joyous reunion in heaven. Ken and Carol Frerking... Omar's nephew from Concordia, Missouri.