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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

A graveside service for Pearl Wekenborg was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston with Pastor Teresa Davis officiating.

Pearl, affectionately known as "Gram" by her family and friends was born September 28, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Gustav and Elizabeth Geisler Nieth, she grew up and attended school in Chicago.

She was united in marriage with Victor A. Primak in 1935. He preceded her in death and in 1957, she married Lawrence Wekenborg. During her working years, Pearl was employed as a claims analyst in the insurance business.

In 1977, she moved to Katy where she made her home until moving to Bellville 4 years ago. A Lutheran by faith, she loved children and enjoyed baby-sitting. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting in her spare time.

Pearl M. Nieth Wekenborg passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in a Brenham nursing facility at the age of 87.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Charles Irion of Bellville, grandchildren Kenneth Mauer, Jr. and his wife Mary Beth of Katy, Michael V. Mauer of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ronald M. Mauer and his wife Janet of Parker, Colorado, Jennifer Lynn Mauer of Houston and her step-grandchildren Steve Irion, James Irion and his wife Wendy and Dan Irion. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Lourdes Mauer, Mila Mauer, McKenna Mauer, Delaney Mauer, step-great grandson Mason Irion and sister-in-law Jean Nieth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, 5 brothers and sisters.

In lieu of usual remembrances friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the charity of their choice.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville, Texas

Posted by Joy Neely

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