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Pearl Ruth Schauer

Pearl Ruth Schwerin Schauer, age 91, of Delano, died Saturday, June 10, 2006 at the Delano Health Care Center, which sits on land once encompassed by the Schauer Farm in Delano.

She was born on the family farm in Franklin Township, just west of Delano, to John and Elizabeth (Addicks) Schwerin. Pearl was confirmed in the Montrose Methodist Church in 1927.

Pearl married Helmuth Schauer April 19, 1941 and began farming in Delano.

She was very active in the Delano Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school, vacation Bible school, singing in the choir, and as a member of the Cassel circle of the Ladies Aid.

Later, she became active in the Wright County Historical Society and the Delano Senior Citizens, serving as president of both groups.

Pearl is survived by her sons, Fredrick and Diane of Maple Plain, and Merlin and Kathy of Arthur, N.D.; three grandchildren, Sarah Klaff and fiancé Chris Gacek of Minneapolis, and Stephan and Elizabeth Schauer of Arthur, N.D., as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Delano United Methodist Church, with visitation preceding the service, from 9 to 11 a.m. The Rev. James Board officiated at the service. Interment took place in the Cassel cemetary in rural Delano.

Casket bearers were John Kappe, Vernon Lindbloom, Stephan Schauer, Liz Schauer, Sarah Klaff, and Chris Gacek.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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