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In Memory of Pearl Bussewitz


May 2, 1919 - March 6, 2019

Pearl Margaret Bussewitz, 99, of Turtle Lake and Cumberland died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Care and Rehab-Cumberland. She was born May 2, 1919, in Turtle Lake, WI to Henry and Louise (Klug) Dunemann. She was married at Zion Lutheran Church - Turtle Lake on October 12, 1939, to Alfred Bussewitz who preceded her in death on February 7, 1989. She was an active church member at Zion Lutheran Church in Turtle Lake, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cumberland.

Pearl was a woman of many skills and talents. Her jobs ranged from farmer's wife, to produce manager at Red and White in Turtle Lake, to becoming the proud owner and operator of the Dairy Queen in Cumberland for 7 years. Her time spent at the Senior Center was filled with cribbage and 500. She also served on the Board of Directors at the Senior Center.

She is survived by 2 sons, Morris (Priscilla) Bussewitz of Cumberland, and Gene (Connie) Bussewitz of Cumberland; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild born in December; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by 1 son, John Bussewitz, 1 daughter, Beverlee (Roger) Owens, 2 sisters, Elna (Clifford ) Gamache, and Esther (Alois) Quade; and brother, Harold (Ona) Dunemann.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, April 6, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Cumberland with Rev. John Miels officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Cumberland, with lunch to follow. Pallbearers are Pearl's seven grandsons: Jeffery Owens, Michael Bussewitz, Kurt Bussewitz, Jonathon Bussewitz, Brandon Bussewitz, Zachary Bussewitz, and Thor Bussewitz.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Cumberland's Care and Rehab for their excellent care of Pearl the past six years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.


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