Pearl Norlien, 83Pearl Norlien, 83, Kensington, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Pearl Norlien, 83, Kensington, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Pearl was born June 30, 1928 at home in Ben Wade Township near Lowry to Carl and Ellen (Anderson) Moberg. She attended country school near Lowry and during her 8th year in school, moved to Kensington where she graduated from the Kensington High School with the Class of 1946.
She was united in marriage on September 17, 1950 to Milton Norlien at Pike Lake Covenant Church. The couple lived in Kensington for a short time before moving to a farm south of Kensington where Milton and Pearl farmed together. In addition to being a partner on the farm and maintaining the household for her family, Pearl also worked at Hakes Variety in Alexandria, the Kensington restaurant and the bowling alley, Fingerhut in Alexandria, and retired in 1990 after 20 years with 3M in Alexandria. On November 10, 1996, Milton passed away, and Pearl moved into Kensington in 1998. She was a member of the Kensington Covenant Church. Pearl enjoyed her family and especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Darwin (Charlotte) Norlien and Laurel Norlien, both of Kensington; her brother, Dale (JaVane) Moberg of Brooklyn Park; sister-in-law, Nelorie Moberg of Kensington; six grandchildren, Jason, Joshua (Imelda), Matthew (Diamond), Mark, Amy and Angela Norlien; and three great-grandchildren, Samaria, Julia and Leah Norlien.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton; an infant daughter in 1951, Dawn; brothers, Edward and Harold Moberg; and one sister-in-law, Virginia Moberg.
The funeral service for Pearl was held Saturday, March 31 at Covenant Church in Kensington with the Rev. David T. Wallin officiating. Burial was at Pike Lake Cemetery in Kensington.
Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman. Condolences may be sent online to www.EricksonSmithFH.com.
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