Pearl Lauretta Blaisdell, 99, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to her savior in Heaven, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, November 2, 2017. She was 23 days short of her 100th birthday. Pearl was born the first of four children to Gustav and Bertha Strege, November 25, 1917, on a small farm just west of Cedarburg.
      After early years on the farm, she was raised as a “city girl” by her grandparents, Andrew and Emma Fromm in Cedarburg. One notable remembrance of these years growing up in Cedarburg was her job as the first ticket seller at the Rivoli Theater. All early exterior pictures of the theater show her in the ticket window.  Early married years to Theodore H. Meyer blessed her with three children: Theodore C. (Ted), Mary Sue, and Robert (Bob). During these years as a homemaker, she was also very active with a career in music. Pearl played her Hammond organ at various clubs in the greater Milwaukee area. For many years she also gave private piano lessons and was the initial church organist for Faith Lutheran Church as the congregation began. In 1962 she was married to Rogers P. Blaisdell, bringing five more children into the household: Barbara, John, Virginia, Amy, and Bette. Pearl concentrated on raising the family and Rogers concentrated on growing the business he had jointly founded, Pioneer Container. As retirement loomed, they built a house north of Eagle River and purchased a condo in Melbourne, Fla. In retirement, they soon realized that six months “up north” and six months in Florida didn’t really work well, sold the up north home and became residents of Florida. In 1999, Rogers passed away. Pearl continued to live in Florida until 2012, then returned to Wisconsin to live at the Rennes Health and Rehab Center East in Peshtigo.
Pearl was preceded in death by: Theodore H. Meyer, Rogers P. Blaisdell, John Blaisdell (son of Rogers), Andrew and Emma Fromm (grandparents), Gustav and Bertha Strege (parents), Herbert Strege, Willard Strege and Lester Strege (brothers). She is survived by: Ted C. (Carol) Meyer, Saukville, Wis.; Mary Sue Meyer, Marinette Wis.; Robert (Shirley) Meyer, Umatillo Fla; and Peter Meyer (grandson),Green Bay, Wis.
Funeral services will be held at  noon on Monday, November 6, 2017, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., in Cedarburg, Wis. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Scott Ehle will officiate. 
Burial will be in the Immanuel Cemetery, Cedarburg.
Many thanks to the staff at Rennes Health and Rehab Center East, for their kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Menominee, or Zion Lutheran Church, Oconto, Wis., would be appreciated.
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family locally.