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Obituaries from the week of May 14, 2008

Pearl E. Drake, 98
Pearl E. Drake, age 98 of Tyler, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Sunrise Manor in Tyler, MN. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 at the First English Lutheran Church in Tyler.
Pearl E. Drake was born May 21st, 1910 in Avoca, MN, to Roy and Amanda (Genett) Ankrum. She grew up in the Tracy and surrounding areas, and attended school in Tracy, MN. Pearl was united in marriage to Percy Drake on December 3rd, 1938. She was always active in Ladies’ Aid, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, teaching ceramics, and was always the first to volunteer for anything. Pearl loved to cook and provided meals for many thrashing crews. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons: George (Eleanor) Trembly, and Dennis (Barbara) Trembly; grandchildren: Wayne (Wendy) Trembly, Janeice Betchwar, Jeffery (Ann) Trembly, Denise (Drew) Neihans; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Eva Broderick.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Percy; and her brothers: Howard, Jack, Fred, Charles, and Lawrence Ankrum.
Interment is in the Opdal Cemetery, Florence, MN. The Tyler Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Email condolences may be sent via