Pearl Ilene Berry was born November 20, 1930 at home in Richville, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Fred and Edna (Fairchild) Berry. Pearl attended country school in Richville, Minnesota and continued her education at Fergus Falls Teachers College and Moorhead State. She began her career teaching country school and then at New York Mills School District #553 for 34 years.
On December 23, 1956 Pearl was united in marriage with Calvin Wayne Richard Muckala. Their marriage was blessed with a son, Richard. Pearl and Calvin made their home in Newton Township on the family farm. Calvin passed away on February 16, 2013. Pearl enjoyed gardening, painting, taking care of animals, cake decorating, quilting and sewing. She also belonged to the Minnesota Education Association.
On May 17, 2018 Pearl entered eternal rest with her family by her side at the Thomas House in Perham at 87 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calvin; brothers: Stanley (Esther) Berry; Kenny Berry and sister, Marjorie (Clifford) Stewart.
Pearl is survived by her son, Richard and his blessed wife, Karen (Otremba) Muckala of New York Mills; grandchildren: Kelly & Katy; brother, Dale (Marlene) Berry of Basswood and sister-in-law, Kathy Berry of Wadena; many other relatives and a host of friends.