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Pearl Wilson Lutroe 1920-2009

May 12, 2009

Funeral service for Pearl Wilson Lutroe of Emmetsburg is 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. David A. Morris will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until time of service at the church.

Mrs. Lutroe died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at age 89.

Pearl Wilson Lutroe was born Feb. 17, 1920, the daughter of Harley and Rose (Broome)?Wilson in Webster City. When yet a young child the family moved to a farm northeast of Emmetsburg where Pearl attended school in Vernon Township. When she was in eighth grade the family moved to Emmetsburg where she continued her schooling through the tenth grade.

In November of 1938 Pearl married Albert Lutroe and the couple worked and lived in Emmetsburg until Alert was drafted into the Army during World War II. Upon his return, they, along with family, ran a plumbing and heating business for many years. Pearl was bookkeeper for the business.

In her 50s, she decided to get her G.E.D. and go on to Iowa Lakes Community College. She graduated with a degree in Business and Applied Science.

After retirement from the plumbing business she managed motels for ten years before retiring back in Emmetsburg. After Albert’s death she worked for Ann’s Dress Shop and Saxton’s Greenhouse as their bookkeeper. She lived in Spencer at The Highlands for five years and was employed at Stub’s Ranch Kitchen as a hostess and cashier.

When Willow Ridge Senior Living opened Pearl moved back to Emmetsburg where she lived before moving to Lakeside Lutheran Home.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She served her church in many different capacities. She was an active member of the Pythian Sisters and Eastern Star for many years.

She is survived by her two sisters, Beverly Campbell and Mona Knudson; brothers-in-law Orpheus Korlaske and Paul Campbell; five nieces; and great nieces and nephews.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Marjorie Korlaske.

She will be missed by her family and friends.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com