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E. Pearl Ingvall

Nov 23, 2007

GRAETTINGER– Funeral services for E. Pearl Ingvall, 101, were 1 p.m. Nov. 20, 2007, at Bethel Lutheran in Graettinger. Interment was at East Side Cemetery in Estherville. Kulow Funeral Service-Redwood Valley Funeral Home of Redwood Falls, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.

She died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at the Estherville Good Samaritan Center.

E. Pearl Ingvall was born April 22, 1906, in Sac County near Schaeller to John and Jensue (Larson) Hansen. At the age of 3, she moved with her family to Minnesota for a short time and then returned to Dickens, where she attended country school. She worked at the Dickens Grocery Store and helped raise her nephews, Raymond and Dale Holmes.

On Jan. 12, 1927, Pearl married John Clifford Ingvall at the Wallingford Lutheran Church in Wallingford. The couple lived and farmed by Fort Defiance State Park and later farmed in the Superior area until 1961. The couple ran Harry’s Cafe in High Lake for a number of years. After her husband, Cliff, died in 1969, Pearl worked at Davidson Cafe in Ringsted until retiring in 1991 at the age of 85. Pearl moved to Graettinger in 1976. She enjoyed bingo and trips to Las Vegas with her granddaughter, Eileen Ingvall.

Pearl is survived by her children: John and Bonnie Ingvall of Spencer, June and Tom Brown of Graettinger, and Jerry and Dorothy Ingvall of Spirit Lake; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Harry and John; and sisters Myrtle, Clara, and Jessie.