Pearl A. Frazier, 86Pearl A. Frazier, 86, of Hammond, formerly of Hudson, died Saturday, April 25, at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond. Pearl was born on June 16, 1922, in Hersey, Wis., to William and Lenora (Taylor) Strehlo.
Pearl A. Frazier, 86, of Hammond, formerly of Hudson, died Saturday, April 25, at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond.
Pearl was born on June 16, 1922, in Hersey, Wis., to William and Lenora (Taylor) Strehlo. Pearl was one of seven children. Pearl attended schools in the Hersey area and was a 1939 graduate of Glenwood City High School.
At a ceremony in Minnesota, Pearl was married to Harold Dean Frazier on May 10, 1946. This union in marriage would be blessed with a son, Donald.
The family made their home in Hudson. Harold, or “Abie” as he was most commonly known, would precede Pearl in death in 1971.
Pearl worked outside the home for many years, serving as a bookkeeper for the First National Bank and for 27 years as an employee and department head for St. Croix County Health and Human Services.
Pearl was a caring person who put the needs of others before herself. She enjoyed knitting and music. Pearl also served as a keyboardist for The Happy Grannies, a group of local women who would all dress up and put on a wonderful show, sharing their gift of music to others, such as residents of local nursing homes.
Pearl will be missed by all who were touched by her spirit, caring and kindness.
Pearl is survived by her son, Donald (Elizabeth) Frazier; grandchildren, Richard (Leslie) Frazier and Patricia (Micheal) Markun; great-granddaughter, Jessica Nevalainen; sister, Beatrice Lyons; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Abie” Frazier; parents, William and Lenora; sister, Rosella Obermueller; and brothers, Walter, LeRoy, Earl and Arnold.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Pearl Frazier was Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson, with Father John Parr officiating.
Visitation was one hour prior to Mass at church, and also Tuesday evening, April 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Interment was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Hudson. Honorary urnbearers were The Happy Grannies.
Arrangements were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson and the Countryside Crematory.
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