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Pearl E. Beasley Sept. 11, 1918 - Sept. 7, 2008

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CLARA CITY -- Pearl Elizabeth Beasley, 89, of Clara City and formerly of Maynard, died Sunday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Maynard Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Visitation will be this afternoon and evening, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. and with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo.

She was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Garvin to Harry and Martha (Hassert) Strunk. She attended public school there until the family moved to California.

She married Milton Mayer on July 3, 1936.

She married Donald Beasley on June 3, 1952, in Las Vegas. Nev. They moved to Willmar where they owned and operated Madsen's Café for 3 years. They moved to California until 1963 when they moved back to Minnesota. They settled in Maynard where they owned and operated Budger's Dinner House. They retired in 1980 and their son, Bill, took over the business. In 2005, she became a resident of Clara City Care Center.

She was a member of Maynard Lutheran Church where she was active in the church choir, Bible study, sewing, WELCA and served on the parsonage board for several years. She was a longtime member of the women's auxiliary.

She is survived by her children: Richard (and Linda) Mayer of Sugar Grove, Ill., Brenda Levitz (and Loren Hanke) of Alexandria, Donna Docken of Clara City, and Bill (and Lorri) Beasley of Maynard; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Dorothy (and Clinton) Jones, Anna Mae Strunk and Goldie Onza, all of California; and a brother: Robert (and Lois) Strunk of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; three brothers; and a son-in-law: Lon Levitz.

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