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Paula "Pearl" Swenson

July 20, 2015

Funeral Service

July 25, 2015 11:00 A.M. with a visitation one hour prior.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Paula "Pearl" Swenson

July 20, 2015


Paula “Pearl” Marie Swenson, age 99 of Hillsboro, North Dakota passed away peacefully on July 20, 2015 at Luther Memorial Home, Mayville, North Dakota.

She was born on September 11, 1915 to Martin and Marit (Rotvold) Karlstad in Steele County near Hatton, North Dakota, the eldest of ten children. Paula attended Lindaas School and married Delmer Swenson, April 10, 1934 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Pearl worked at a chicken processing plant and potato warehouse. She also baked pies for local restaurants. Pearl was devoted to family and friends. She enjoyed bowling, whist, cheering for the Minnesota Twins and maintaining a well-kept yard. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Hillsboro VFW Auxiliary.

Preceded in death by husband Delmer, parents and siblings: Edgar, Marvin, Leif, Hjalmer Karlstad, Marion Fillbrandt, Margaret Aasland and Edith Strand. Survived by siblings: Paul (June) Karlstad and Ellen Bolstad. Son: Myron (Charmaine) Swenson. Grandchildren: Kirk (Kris) Swenson, Chad (Peggy) Swenson, Bret (Jennifer) Swenson; nine great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and much-loved neighbors.

A celebration of Pearl’s life in Christ will take place at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro on Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the church service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials of choice, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Landscaping Fund, Luther Memorial Home or Hospice of the Red River Valley.


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4 responses to “Paula “Pearl” Swenson”

  1. Monica Ellingson says:

    Pearl loves the Minnesota Twins . She loves joke around. she loves her family.. She will be miss

    Monica Ellingson

  2. Jeanette Krogstad says:

    Dear family of Pearl,
    Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

    Jeanette Krogstad and Dale Quanbeck

  3. LaVerne Davidson Holkesvig says:

    Sonny: Sorry to read in the paper today of your mothers passing. She had a long and good life.
    I have very fond memories of our days together prior to 1st grade. May she rest in peace.

  4. Bonnie L. Spicer says:

    Loved your mom. Although, I did not send a card I gave a memorial to OSLC. Your mom was a hoot!! 90 some years and still crawling under the bushes and always keeping everything beautiful. Lindsey is living in Detroit Lakes working at Artistry Salon and Spa. Her ex boyfriend decided to buy the house and after damaging the property, moved out in the night. Shady character and soo happy she never married him. A very nice couple are renting and fixing up the house!! Your mom was awesome and lived a long life. My sympathy to you and the family.

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