Posted 7/18/18 (Wed)
On July 8, 2018, Jesus took the hand of Pearl Swenson and walked her to her heavenly home.
Pearl was born February 22, 1929, on a farm south of Watford City, N.D., the daughter Ernest and Dorothy Sondrol. Pearl attended rural school in McKenzie County until high school when she attended Watford City High and graduated in 1946. She then went onto Business College in Minot, N.D.
Pearl married Lynn Swenson, a young farmer, near Charlson, N.D., on June 16, 1956. Together they raised one son, Cary, who currently lives in St. Joseph, Minn., with his wife, Renee. Pearl loved being a farm wife. She was an excellent cook and baker, loved working in her vegetable and flower gardens, and even helped with the cattle and harvest.
Pearl was a member of the Keene Lutheran Church. She was a very active member of the Ladies Circle and general aide. Pearl also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. Pearl and Lynn attended the Lord of Life Church in Bismarck, since moving to Bismarck in 2014.
Pearl loved being involved with Homemaker’s Club, bowling, golfing, and bridge. The couple spent 24 wonderful years in Mesa, Ariz. Pearl was devoted to her family and friends. Her two granddaughters, Keily and Kristina, were a very special gift from God as far as Pearl was concerned. She loved every minute she spent with them. The four great-grandchildren were just the icing on the cake for her and Lynn.
Pearl is survived by her husband, Lynn Swenson; son, Cary (Renee) Swenson, St. Joseph, Minn.; two granddaughters, Keily (Dave) Chavez, El Paso, Texas, and Kristina Swenson, Fargo, N.D.; three step-granddaughters, Krystal, Holly, and Ashley Griese, St. Joseph, Minn.; four great-grandchildren, Jadan and Savannah, El Paso, Texas, Jesse and Julianna, Fargo, N.D.; four sisters, Maxine (Niel) Nelson, Arnegard, N.D., Karen (Al) Berg, and Judy Wold, Watford City, N.D., and Sharon Stashuk, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Norman Sondrol, Bismarck, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Dorothy Sondrol; one infant sister; brother, Leroy; and sister-in-law, Marlene Sondrol.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at the First Lutheran Church in Keene, N.D., Pastor Rob Favorite officiated.
Visitation was held at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Fulkerson Funeral Chapel, Watford City.
Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery, Keene.
Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Pearl and sign the online guestbook.