ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Pearl Bacon, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge. She was 81 years old.
A GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS will be held from 300-6:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, with a PRAYER SERVICE at 4:30 pm with Pastor Julie Beck.
INURNMENT will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Pearl Mae (Giffrow) Bacon, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge. She was 81 years old.
Pearl was born on February 6, 1938 in Pipestone, Minnesota to parents Harry and Anje (Boomgaarden) Giffrow. Pearl traveled north to Braham with her parents after living in Iowa in her early years. She attended school and graduated from Braham High School. Pearl married the love of her life Kenneth “Kenny” Bacon and they made their home in the beautiful countryside of Stanchfield, MN where they raised their four boys. Pearl and Kenny were hobby farmers, raising sheep and beef cattle as well as many other animals running around for Pearl to keep up with along with her boys.
Pearl was a homemaker most of her life, but in her younger years she worked as a switchboard operator for the phone company. In her later years, she became a famous waitress at the Park Café in Braham.
After years on the farm, Pearl and Kenny wanted to slow down a bit, so they sold the farm and built a home next door. This is where Pearl had her garden that she loved so much. She loved to go fishing with her family. One of Pearl’s favorite spots to go was Black Duck, MN but she would never tell you where to get the fish, it was always a well-kept family secret. Pearl was very involved with her family and siblings. She loved them so much and would do anything for them. Her boys meant the world to her and she always put them first. Pearl was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved when the grandkids came to visit; she would make them her special Jell-O malts and always had some type of food ready to eat. There was usually a candy dish ready whenever visitors stopped by.
In 2009, Pearl moved into Braham and lived the Park Manor until her final move to GracePointe Crossing in 2017.
Pearl is preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, son Mark, brother Harvey (Mary Ann) Giffrow, brothers-in-law, Donald Lidke and Bill Smock.
She is survived by her sons, Michael (Laurie) of Braham, Melvin of Rush City, Matthew (Melissa) of Stanchfield; daughter-in-law Susan Heidt Bacon of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Nicole, Natalie, Dustin, Anthony, and Alexis; great grandchildren, Braelyn, Brax, and Liam; siblings, Harriet Lidke, Angeline Giffrow, Leona (Bradley) Dressel, Geraldyne (Junior) Von Loh, and Charles Giffrow; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.