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Pearl Westby
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Obituary for Pearl Westby

On December 4, 1933, Pearl Betty (Skaro) Westby was born on the Skaro Farm in North Germany Township, Wadena County, Minnesota to Karl ‘Edward’ and Anna Sophia (Johnson) Skaro. Pearl was baptized on March 25, 1934 at home.  She attended Hillview County School District #23, while living on the Skaro farm.

Pearl was married to Donald Westby on November 17, 1962 in the Congregational Church in Wadena, MN. Together they were blessed with two daughters: Judy and Linda. They resided on the Westby Farm, rural Sebeka. Donald passed away December 6, 1997.

Though Pearl preferred life on the farm, she had a few adventures: riding on the Duluth Aerial Bridge; seeing Mikahil Gorbachev in 1990 when he visited Control Data; seeing the mountains on a visit to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks in 1998; attending the 2000 Seagate Outstanding Technical Recognition with Judy at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, Florida which included flying, riding in a limo, seeing the ocean, visiting the Everglades, and meeting an astronaut.

Pearl loved working on genealogy and taking pictures of clouds, sunrises, and sunsets. She enjoyed the wildlife around the farm. Pearl entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home of Menahga, MN. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her as she was the sweetest person you would ever meet.

Preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents Edward and Anna Skaro; sisters: Doris (Harold) Broker; Birdie (Ralph) Heern; brother, William (Geraldine) Skaro; brother-in-law Martin Heern; and sister Shirley Skaro.

She is survived by her daughters: Judy Westby of Park Rapids; Linda Westby of Sebeka; sister: Nellie Heern of Wadena; her loving pets; and numerous nephews and nieces.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

8

Jan

10:00 AM
Karvonen Funeral Home - Wadena

419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Service

Monday

8

Jan

11:00 AM
Karvonen Funeral Home - Wadena

419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Cemetery Details

Location

Wadena City Cemetery

Franklin Dr & 7th St SW
Wadena, MN 56482

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