Obit: Clouse, Pearl Elaine # 2 (1915 - 2007)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Clouse, O’Meara, McNamara, Denzer, Jaenke, Nelson, Shilts, Greene, Hutchinson

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) January 31, 2007

Clouse, Pearl Elaine (October 12, 1915 - January 27, 2007)

Pearl E. Clouse, age 91, of Greenwood died at the Neillsville Memorial Home in Neillsville on Saturday, January 27, 2007.

Pearl Elaine McNamara was born on October 12, 1915, in Ada, MN to Eugene and Bridget (O’Meara) McNamara. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Chippewa Falls. Pearl was raised and educated in the Chippewa Falls, Greenwood and Cadott areas. After completing her education, she did domestic work, was a waitress and worked in a cannery. Pearl was united in marriage to Frank Clouse on August 11, 1937, in Chippewa Falls. They lived in the Town of Beaver, Clark County, where her husband worked for the township. Pearl was a homemaker and raised their five children. Her husband, Frank, died on November 14, 1951. She then moved to Greenwood and lived there until her children were grown. Pearl worked at the Neillsville nursing home from 1966 until the mid-1970s. She then moved to Chippewa Falls to live with her daughter, Bonnie, and help take care of her granddaughter. In 1982, Pearl moved back to Greenwood and resided there until entering the Neillsville Memorial Home in October of 1998.

Pearl was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aide, and loved to read and sing.

She will be sadly missed by her four daughters, Bonnie Denzer, of Chippewa Falls; Carol Jaenke, of Greenwood; Evelyn (Ronald) Nelson, of Cadott; Norma (James) Jaenke, of Eau Claire; one son, Frank, Jr. (Susan), of Phoenix, AZ; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn (Donald) Shilts, of Chippewa Falls.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; two sons-in-law, Dennis Jaenke and Marlen Denzer; three brothers, Eugene, Roy, and Lyle, in infancy; and four sisters, Sylvia Greene, Ruby Hutchinson, and twins Mildred and Mabel in infancy.



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