Pearl Frease Obituary

Pearl B. Frease
Pearl B. Frease
Pearl B. Frease

September 26, 1909 - September 25, 2006
Born in Monona, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Pearl B. Frease, 96, died Monday, September 25, 2006, one day before her 97th birthday, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2006 at Calvin Community. Private burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery.

Pearl was born in Monona, IA, one of eight children to Henry W. and Alvina Taake on September 26, 1909. She was a graduate of Monona Public School and business school in Des Moines. Pearl lived in Des Moines most of her life. Pearl was a secretary for Fredrick Weertz, pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church and ELCA Iowa Synod for ten years before she retired in 1967. She was the wife of Joseph Frease, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Pearl is survived by two sisters, Ruth Taake and Margaret Thompson both of Des Moines; step children: Joanne Rehrig (Dutch) of Phoenix, AZ, Margaret Steele (David) of Detroit, MI, and Paul Frease (Edna) of Valencia, CA; four step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends at Calvin Community, where she had resided the last ten years.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Frease in 1987; three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, September 28, 2006
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Friday, September 29, 2006
1:00 PM
Calvin Community Atrium
4210 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Friday, September 29, 2006
2:00 PM


St. Johns Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US