Pearl Marlene Delain SandePearl Marlene Delain Sande passed away at her home in Two Harbors Dec. 28, 2008, surrounded by friends and family after a battle with cancer.
Pearl Marlene Delain Sande passed away at her home in Two Harbors Dec. 28, 2008, surrounded by friends and family after a battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 19, 1937, on the edge of the prairie in Bear Park. She was the youngest of eleven children and lived most of her life in Two Harbors.
She had a keen interest in the world at large and an understanding of life that knew no boundaries. She was an important person to many people. Pearl had a gift of helping people. She gave her time and wisdom from her heart. She partnered with Mary Prestidge to create the Barross House in 1987 because she wanted to offer a place of dignity for the elderly.
She loved gardening and painting and was a member of the Sons of Norway and an advocate for North Shore Horizons.
She was preceded in death by her son, Peter.
She is survived by her husband, Peter; four daughters, Jaren (Jim) Strommer, Kristie (Paul “Arlo”) Guthrie-Sande, Alyce (Michael) Yaw-Sande and Andrea (Don) Harju-Sande; seven grandchildren, Tessa, Mara, Anna, Ruby, Pablo, Diego and Fynn; two sisters, Nedra Schroeder and Alyce Hanley; two brothers, Marvin and Glenn Brown; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, foster children and friends.
Thank you to Deanna Ellestad, the staff at Lakeview Memorial Hospital, and St. Luke’s Hospice for their support and care.
Services to be held Friday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Two Harbors. In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to be dispersed to North Shore Horizons and Hospice Care.