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Pearl M. Banick Hibbing
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1915
Perkins County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 2011
Dodge County
Minnesota, USA

Pearl Hibbing, 95, of Rochester, died of Alzheimer's disease on Jan. 28, 2011, at Prairie Meadows in Kasson. She participated in the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Study since its inception.

Pearl Banick was born on Oct. 13, 1915, in Perkins County, S.D., and grew up on a farm near Hettinger, N.D. She studied business and accounting, and then worked at Marigold Dairy in Rochester, where she met and married Harold Hibbing in 1940.

Pearl lived and worked in Tacoma, Wash., during World War II. She and her husband returned to Rochester, where they owned and operated East Center Super Market and Hibbing's Food Center. Pearl and Harold raised seven children in Rochester. Pearl worked at the Post-Bulletin and volunteered at Methodist Hospital during her retirement. She was also involved in the Royal Neighbors organization and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church for over 60 years.

Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, crossword puzzles and traveling. Pearl always saw the best in others and had a kind word for everyone. She was an exceptional mother to her "Lucky Seven" children who love her and will miss her dearly.

She is survived by three sons, Roger Hibbing (Nancy) of Acme, Wash., Robert Hibbing (Jean) of Portland, Ore., and Rick Hibbing (Sue) of Inver Grove Heights; four daughters, Carol McNeil (Thomas) of Mantorville, Susan Hibbing of Portland, Ore., Sandra Peterson (Aaron) of St. Paul, and Joan Bruns (Warren) of Eagan; nine grandchildren, Barry, Tanya, Colleen, Joel, Carly, Andrea, Lauren, Caitlin and Dylan; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Avenell Arnsberger of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Vivian Hibbing of Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, three brothers and a brother-in-law.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church. Her family will receive friends and serve refreshments one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

Obituary and photo from Rochester Post Bulletin, Jan. 29, 2011.
Grandview Memorial Gardens
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Jan 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64917800
Pearl M. <i>Banick</i> Hibbing
Added by: DaveVangsness
Pearl M. <i>Banick</i> Hibbing
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God Bless You Pearl
- Dave Weiss
 Added: Feb. 3, 2011

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