Services for Pearl Watne

Pearl Watne, of Gully, MN and Clearbrook, MN, passed away on Friday, November 15th, at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23rd, at Lund Lutheran Church in Gully with Dawn Hanson officiating. Interment will be in Lund Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at  
Pearl June Christianson was born on March 23, 1928 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She was raised by foster parents, Albert and Emma Rustad in Hill River Township and attended Ridgelawn country school. 
Pearl was married to Bud Watne on June 25, 1944 at Lund Lutheran Church in Gully. After their marriage, they farmed and raised their family north of Gully. In addition to raising her family and working beside Bud on the farm, Pearl held several jobs throughout the years; she worked at Oklee Manufacturing as shipping and receiving clerk, Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, Mrs. Olson’s Lefse near Gonvick, and seasonal work in the wild rice fields near Gully. Bud passed away in 1994.
After Bud’s passing, Pearl continued to live on the farm for several years until moving to the Brookfield Apartments in Clearbrook. In November of 2010 she moved to the Good Samaritan Home and, for the past two years, has resided at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. 
Pearl was a life-long member of Lund Lutheran Church and the church ladies aid. Though she didn’t have much spare time, Pearl did enjoy embroidery. Pearl also enjoyed cooking coffee and donuts for area working men or anyone that happened to stop by. Pearl was a hard worker and faithful servant. 
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (David) Carlson of Gully, and Shirley (Warren) Solheim of Clearbrook; daughter-in-law, Dianne Watne of Gully; 8 grandchildren, John (Andrea) Nicolay of Lodi, WI, Michelle (Tim) Nordlund of Rice, MN, Pam Dyrdahl of Bemidji, MN, David Watne (Kristie Peterson) of Trail, MN, Steve Watne (Stacey Stoskopf) of Gully, Bobby (Laura) Watne of Trail, Heidi (Chris) Johnson of Clearbrook, and Jerry (Meggen) of Solheim of Bemidji, MN; 23 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; son, Ole; baby girl, Beverly; infant son, Gary; birth mother, Ruth Christianson; foster parents, Albert and Emma Rustad; grandsons, Wayne Solheim and Darren Carlson; great granddaughter, Mari Solheim Vasend; one brother, Paul (Geneva) Rustad; and sister, Minnie (Arvid) Peterson.

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