She was born in the town of Maple Creek on July 30, 1920 to Albert and Florence (Voss) Roloff. She was united in marriage to Walter F. Purchatzke on January 18, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2016. she is further preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Paul, Arnold and Clarence. Pearl and Wally lived and worked many years in Colorado Springs, CO. Moving back to Wisconsin later in life, living in Weyauwega, Waupaca and finally New London. Pearl enjoyed volunteering and did so many years in the Waupaca area. She also enjoyed golf and swimming.
Pearl is survived by a special niece, Lorraine (Tony) Vankampen; a special great-great niece, Audrey McKeever; her son, Lloyd Purchatzke, many other nieces and nephews, making five generations.
Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Joseph Residence Chapel in New London. Pastor Ronald Siemers is officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at St. Joseph. Burial will be held at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Weyauwega. Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences available at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Pearl was loved and cared for by so many wonderful people including Audrey McKeever. We would also like to thank all of the staff at St. Joseph Residence for the years of care and love they gave Pearl. You all are very special people who will remember Pearl making her way by her famous “toot toot!” Also, thank you to Compassus Hospice for the care and added attention given to Pearl!
Not only was Pearl my Aunt, she was a friend! She taught me patience in difficult times with her illness. She showed me so much love and kindness. Seeing her smile, hearing her laugh, and again her chant of “toot toot” would make anyone smile. There is dancing in Heaven. Until we meet again-I love you, Lorraine