Pearl Jeanette Sundquist was born to parents Herman and Cora (Olson) Sundquist on November 5, 1918, in Sacred Heart Township. She was baptized and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart, MN. She attended country school and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1936 and St. Cloud State Teacher’s College in 1938. Pearl taught at Renville County Country School, Renville, Hector, and Marshall schools.
Pearl and Harold L. Nagel were married in Sacred Heart, MN, on October 4, 1947. They lived on the family farm near Boyd where they raised four children. Pearl was a full-time mother and homemaker until her children were older when she then resumed substitute teaching and eventually full-time teaching in Boyd until the elementary school closed. Pearl continued to live on the farm after Harold’s death until she moved to Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson, MN in January 2020.
Pearl was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyd where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School, bible study, Circle, quilting, and other activities. Pearl and Harold liked to travel and spent their winters in Winter Haven, Florida where they attended Boston Red Sox baseball games. Pearl enjoyed bird watching, gardening, and reading. She avidly followed the Twins, Gophers, and Timberwolves, and loved spending time with her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
Pearl passed away at the Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson, MN, on Monday, October 3rd, 2022, at the age of 103 years and 11 months. She is survived by 4 children, Gary (Lou Ann) Nagel of Boyd, Diane (Greg Posch) of Owatonna, Jennifer of Basel, Switzerland (and special friend Richard Butler), and Jean Nagel of Boyd (and special friend Thomas Cattoor); granddaughters, Vanessa (Josh) Stensrud and Victoria (Jason) Schueller, and 6 great-grandchildren, Jersey, Pearl, and Charles Stensrud; Grayson, Nolan and Hayes Schueller.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold of 60 years; 2 infant children; parents, Herman and Cora Sundquist; brother, Harold Sundquist, and sisters, Luella Lahni, Eldora Sundquist, and Ione Wordes.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 10th, 2022 at 1:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyd with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
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