Pearl May Bangs, 84, of Pierz and formerly Monticello, passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center of Brainerd Friday, March 29, 2013. Visitation will be Monday April 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 E. Broadway, Monticello. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul Koehler will officiate. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery of Minneapolis. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Pearl was born in Graceville, Minn on May 26, 1928. She grew up in the Graceville area and moved with her family to Monticello at a young age. She was married to Harold Bangs in September 1946. The couple made their home in Monticello for many years. She and Harold owned and operated the Standard Oil Station in Monticello. She also worked for Bondhus Tool for several years until she retired. She had made her home in Pierz for the past year.
She is survived by her son, Craig (Linda) Bangs; daughter Sandra (Gerald) Foust; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1982; 4 brothers, Lloyd, LeRoy, Earl and Ray Wehking and a sister Dorothy Cotter.