Pearl M. Bier
Pearl M. Bier, age 88, of Janesville, died on Monday, June 30, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. She was born in Chicago on May 26, 1926, the daughter of John and Marie (Gunkel) Casper. She has been a Janesville resident since 1944. She married Eugene P. Bier in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Janesville on May 3, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1975. They had farmed together for many years in Harmony Township. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Pearl had worked as a Librarian for the Milton School District. She was a member of the Homemakers Club, the YMCA Swimmers, and active with the Janesville Literacy Council, helping tutor young students learn to read. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, walking, sewing, reading, baking, and her number one priority in life was her faith and her family. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, was a switchboard operator, candled eggs, and did wallpapering. She was also a woodwork finisher for her brother, John. Pearl was known for her wonderful homemade krispies that were given with love to everyone who came to visit her.
She is survived by her 6 children: Margaret (Larry) Burdette of Janesville, Eugene (Connie) Bier of Milton, Ginny (Jarrett) Goodman of Milton, Kathleen Bier of Janesville, Christine (Mark) Metcalf of Janesville and Sharon (Larry) Hargarten of Clinton; 22 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother, John Casper of Janesville; and sister, Marie Albanese of Crystal Lake, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Laverne Falcone.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Janesville with Rev. Stephen Umhoefer and Rev. Tom Marr officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Nursing Home, Janesville. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank the wonderful, compassionate sisters and entire staff at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. They were her special angels.
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