Pearl Lucille Just-Jerabek-Branden daughter of Albert and Lydia Just was born on December 1, 1928 in Bismark Township, Winthrop.
Pearl was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Pearl received her education at District 76 & 50.
Pearl worked at Green's Cafe in Stewart, AI's Cafe and Rosenberg Produce in Glencoe.
Pearl and Harry Jerabek were married in 1950. They opened Jerabek's Produce in 1952. They purchased the Bren saw mill land in 1963.
Pearl and Harry developed and opened the Lakeside Campgrounds, including an in-ground Swimming pool for the campers and people in the Silver Lake area. The family run campgrounds closed in 1978. Harry passed away in 1979. Pearl continued to operate the Produce until 1992.
Pearl and AI Branden married 1981. They built the Lakeside Manor Apartments in 1984. They sold the apartments to Dale & Doris Jerabek April of 2016. AI passed away in the same year.
Pearl was a faithful member of Faith Presbyterian Church. Pearl was the first woman to serve as a church Elder, Pearl also was Clerk of Session, Officer of Presbyterian Woman, Deacon, Mariner, and Choir Member.
Pearl was site Manager for the Senior Dining Site in Silver Lake for 10 yrs.
Pearl enjoyed going to the cabin at Pillager, Mn. Going to old time dances, also listening to old time music. Pearl was an outstanding care giver to her friends or family that needed extra help. Pearl enjoyed visiting with relatives and friends. Saying Pearl liked to keep busy was an understatement.
Pearl is survived by her daughter Sandra Jerabek (husband Rick), daughter-in-law Doris Jerabek, & Foster daughter Sandra Bonniwell; grandchildren: Kim Ziermann (friend Todd), Jesse Jerabek (Alissa), Erika and Shelby Gonzalez; great grandchildren: Jordan & Jerika Ziermann, Aubrianna, Ethan & Jaxon Jerabek; brother: Art Just (Luverna); step daughter: Gerianne VanDenBoom (Paul); step grand and great grandchildren; step sister-in-law: Betty Wangensteen; many special nieces and nephews; sisters-in- law-Harriet Otto and Clardell Jerabek.
Preceded in death by her parents Albert & Lydia Just, son Dale Jerabek, husbands Harry Jerabek & AI Branden, sisters Bernette Rettmann & Marion Just, sister-in-law Margaret Jerabek, brothers-in-law Adrian Jerabek, Milton Jerabek, Donny Otto, & Alvin Rettmann, great grand-baby Corbin Jerabek, step-sons Michael & Joe Branden and foster daughter Randea Pavlish.
Memorial Services for Pearl Branden will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.. at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake.
A time of gathering will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 AT THE CHURCH from 9:00 A.M. until time of services.
Lunch to follow services.
Inurnment Faith Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
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