Pearl H. Elvekrog
Pearl H. Elvekrog, age 93, passed away peacefully at the Stoughton Hospital on February 4, 2014.
Pearl was born on August 29, 1920, daughter of Hans and Petra (Westby) Nelson. She married the love of her life, Oscar Elvekrog on June 8, 1940. They had 56 happy years together. Oscar died on October 10, 1996. Pearl missed him every day until she died.
Together they had four children. Pearl and Oscar loved to travel and visited Germany, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Austria and Hawaii. They also traveled around the United States with their Euchre Club. Pearl belonged to the Pythian Sisters for over 35 years and was chosen to be Grand Chief of the state of Wisconsin. Pearl was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Pearl was a life member of the Sons of Norway. Pearl and Oscar were chosen by the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce to be King and Queen for the Syttende Mai in 1992. Pearl spent many years of her life employed as a cook for several restaurants and also cooked for students on the UW Madison campus. Pearl spent over 20 years volunteering at the Stoughton Hospital gift shop. Pearl was known by many for her wonderful lefse making.
Pearl is survived by her children, Harlan (Sue), Stoughton, Paul (Jeannine), Cottage Grove, Jane Conner, Stoughton, Kristie (Dennis) Swalheim, De Forest, ten Grandchildren, fourteen Great-Grandchildren and one Great-Great-Grandchild. Pearl is further survived by her sister, Ruby, sister-in-laws, Anna Schulz and Clarice Elvekrog, brother-in-law Donald Visaas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and siblings, Arthur, Roy, Norman, Percy, Cora, Lydia, Hazel, Mabel and an infant sister, Ruth.
The family request that memorials be made to First Lutheran Church and Sons of Norway.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Washington St., Stoughton, WI 53589 with Rev. Bill Lehman and Pastor Jerry Pribbenow officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cress Funeral Home 206 W. Prospect, Stoughton, WI 53589 and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at First Lutheran Church. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon immediately following the services in the church fellowship hall. Private family burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery South.
Mother and grandmother, we love you and we will miss you so much.
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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