Pearl Ellen (Dorenkamp) Schabacker (1925 - 2012)


WINTHROP – Pearl Ellen Schabacker was born Oct. 25, 1925 at Belmond the daughter of Steve and Lydia Wolter Dorenkamp.
Pearl was united in marriage to Norman John Schabacker of Sept. 21, 1944 at the First Lutheran Church in Manchester.
Four children were born to this union: Randall, Rodney, Marcia, and Nancy.
At the age of 87 Pearl entered into her eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 11 at her home in Winthrop.
Her family includes her husband Norman of Winthrop; her son Rodney (Cathy) Schabacker of Winthrop; two daughters: Marcia (Gabe) Sciulli of Northfield, Ohio and Nancy (Gary) Eby of Kirkland, Wash.; daughter-in-law Mary Schabacker of Ankeny; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Randall, one granddaughter Kaitlan, two sisters: Myrtle Boss and Mildred Steenblock, and one brother Leonard Dorenkamp.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein with Pastor Leo Combs-Lay officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Cemetery at Hazleton.
Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop and after 10 a.m. Friday at the Church in Oelwein. To send an online condolence, go to under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 21 to Dec. 8, 2012