Celebration of life for Pearl Hagen on Saturday | SummitDaily.com

Celebration of life for Pearl Hagen on Saturday

Special to the DailyPearl Louise (Van Norman) Hagen

Pearl Louise (Van Norman) Hagen, 83, Mama Pearl passed away peacefully at Kremmling Memorial Hospital, on the evening of Oct. 25 after suffering with a long illness of heart problems.

She was born in Turman, Minn. Jan. 1, 1927, to Lloyd and Lillian Van Norman.

She was the fifth of eight children. She was raised the first years of her life in the Owatonna Orphanage in Minnesota. She learned to be a seamstress and employed her craft very well in life. She loved to cook and bake.

Pearl and her late husband Byron owned “Yum-E-Products; which she made caramel apples, popcorn balls and bakery products. They also owned By Jo Carnival Rides and Concessions which they traveled to small-town festivities.

Mama Pearl always had an “open heart” and “love” for all her family, children and friends. The last 11 years, in Summit County were some of the best years of her life.

Thank you to everyone that ever touched “her heart.” A very special thank you goes out to those that made her life more comfortable in her last months.

Pearl is survived by her children:

Charles (Sharon) Applequist: Rochester, Minn. ; Mary Jo Spitzack: East Dubuque Ill. ; Michael (Cornelia) Applequist: Herborn, Germany; Marsha (Bruce) Youngdahl: Silverthorne.

Pearl has seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Elks Lodge #2561 in Silverthorne on Saturday, at 4 p.m. The service will be followed by a celebration of “Mama Pearl’s life,” with a full dinner. All are welcome to attend and stay for the celebration. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Pearl’s name to the Silverthorne Elks Lodge #2561.

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