Pearl Ceske, 97

Pearl Violet (Skoog) Ceske, age 97, of Hutchinson, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.

She was born March 17, 1922, in Milaca, the daughter of Otto and Minnie (Pinkert) Evers. The family moved to Cokato Lake in 1923. Pearl attended District 129, Melquist country school, through eighth grade.

In 1938, Pearl and her family moved to a farm on Highway 12, west of Cokato. Their family came to know the Lord when a missionary came to their house asking for a drink of water and invited them to church services; it was then they were baptized.

Pearl worked in a cafe and bakery; it was there she met Donald Skoog, while he was making donuts. Pearl and Gustav Donald Skoog were united in marriage Nov. 7, 1944, at Elim Mission Church in Cokato. This marriage was blessed with three children, Marlene, Roger, and David.

Pearl and Donald resided in Hutchinson. They shared 53 years of marriage until the passing of Donald Sept. 15, 1998.

Pearl was united in marriage to Dan Ceske Aug. 2, 2003, at Lake Jennie Covenant Church in Dassel. Pearl and Dan resided in Hutchinson, and shared seven years of marriage until the passing of Dan April 2, 2010.

Pearl was employed at Beacon Cafe, Henke’s Cafe, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, and More 4 for several years. She was then employed as a certified home health aide at Burns Manor, Hutchinson Hospital, and Prairie River Home Care until her retirement in 2005.

Pearl was a faithful member of Shalom Baptist Church, now known as CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson, where she taught Sunday school and sang with the church choir. She also served on the Missions Board, Women’s and Hospitality Board, and the Ladies Aid Committee.

Pearl was also a Tupperware dealer.

She loved music; and enjoyed listening to Christian music and playing the piano and organ. She sang with the “Sweet Adelines.”

Pearl enjoyed going to dances, camping, fishing, doing word finds, sewing, embroidery, baking, and making cards. She especially loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Marlene Daak and her husband, Vern, of Hutchinson; son, Roger Skoog and his wife, Mary, of Hutchinson; and son, David Skoog and his wife, Pat Lang, of Buffalo Lake; grandchildren Mark Daak, Jeff Daak and his wife, Rebecca, Mike Daak, Jason Skoog and his wife, Suzanne, Tonya Hastings and her husband, Rob, Jennie Anderson and her husband, Jason, Jackie Glaser and her husband, Steve, and Jonathan Skoog and his wife, Sarah; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husbands, Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Otto, and Minnie Evers; brothers, Ernest Evers and his wife, Elvera, and Carl Evers and his wife, Mary Lou; sisters, Esther Beckala and her husband, Rognar, Mildred Haapala and her husband, James; mother- and father-in-law, Gustav and Clara Skoog; brothers-in-law Earl Skoog, Clayton Skoog, and Lester Skoog; and sister-in-law, Mildred Buske and her husband, Allen.

Pearl’s funeral service took place Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson, with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.

There was visitation Wednesday, May 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson, continuing Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson; online guest book available at www.hantge.com.

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