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Pearl Lathrop

July 17, 1913-June 1, 2009

Pearl C. Lathrop, 95, of Moorhead, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009, at Innovis Health Systems in Fargo.

Pearl Cecil Kline was born to Herman and Mary (Leonhardt) Kline on July 17, 1913, near Ulen. She grew up on the family farm, attending school in Ulen, and at the age of 15 graduated from Ulen High School. Following high school she worked at the Fairmont Creamery.

On June 20, 1938, Pearl married Rex Lathrop. Together they had two children, Jerry and Cindy. Pearl later worked as a banquet server at the FM Hotel and the Biltmore Motel. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and active with Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls. She enjoyed watching the Vikings and doing crossword puzzles, but most of all loved spending time with family at their cottage on Pelican Lake, where they summered for over 60 years.

Pearl will be dearly missed by those she leaves behind, including her son, Jerry Lathrop; daughter, Cindy Perry; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother, Orvis Kline; sisters, Delores Phillip and Darline Brugma; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Pearl in death were her husband, Rex; brother, Edward Kline; and sisters, Mildred Hogfos and Violet Oien.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, with interment at Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead is handling arrangements. An online guestbook and video tribute are available at