Obit: Pearl Louise (Van Norman) Hagen
Pearl Louise (Van Norman) Hagen, 83, Mama Pearl passed away peacefully at Kremmling Memorial Hospital on the evening of Oct. 25, 2010, after suffering with long illness of heart problems.
She was born in Turman, Minn., on Jan. 1, 1927, to Lloyd and Lillian Van Norman. She was the fifth of eight children. She was raised the first years of her life in the Owatonna Orphanage in Minnesota. She learned to be a seamstress and employed her craft very well in life. She loved to cook and bake.
Pearl and her late husband Byron owned “Yum-E-Products, where she made caramel apples, popcorn balls and bakery products. They also owned By Jo Carnival Rides and Concessions, which traveled to small town festivities.
Mama Pearl always had an “Open Heart” and “Love” for all her Family, Children and Friends. The last 11 years in Summit County were some of the best years of her life.
Thank You to everyone that ever touched “Her Heart.” A very special Thank You goes out to those who made her life more comfortable in her last months.
Pearl is survived by her children, Charles (Sharon) Applequist of Rochester, Minn., Mary Jo Spitzack of East Dubuque Ill., Michael (Cornelia) Applequist of Herborn, Germany, and Marsha (Bruce) Youngdahl of Silverthorne.
Pearl has 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Elks Lodge #2561 in Silverthorne at 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. The Memorial Service will be followed by a celebration of “Mama Pearl’s Life,” with a full dinner. All are welcome to attend and stay for the celebration. In lieu of Flowers, Please make a donation in Pearls name to the Silverthorne Elks Lodge #2561.
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