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Pearl Chelmo

Pearl Chelmo

Dec. 16, 1923-April 25, 2014

Pearl M. Chelmo, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes.

Private family services are being planned.

Pearl Marie Chelmo was born to Nels P. and Mary (Carlson) Justesen on December 16, 1923 in Minneapolis. She was raised and educated in Minneapolis and was united in marriage to Sidney Chelmo in 1942 in Robbinsdale, Minn. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1978. Sidney died in 1990.

Pearl enjoyed time with her family, reading, baking and watching "The Young and the Restless."

Survivors include four sons and four daughters, Linda (Michael) Moffitt of Frazee, Rachelle Soukup of Detroit Lakes, David (Joan) of Pembrook, N.H., Kay (Don) Milinkovich of Ramsey, Richard (Joyce) of Detroit Lakes, Don of Crystal, Stacy (Russ) Kiihn of New Prague and Jason (Sheri) of Prior Lake; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Sidney, Pearl was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.

David-Donehower Funeral Home ( is serving the family.