May 12, 2019

Pearl V. (Skoog) Ceske, 97, of Hutchinson passed away Sunday, May 12, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson. Funeral service was Thursday, May 16, at CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Rick Stapleton, the Rev. Adam Krumrie and the Rev. Jeff Daak. Pianist was Bev Krueger. Soloists were Janet Ballard performing “It Is No Secret What God Can Do” and the Rev. Adam Krumrie performing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” Music leader was the Rev. Adam Krumrie. Congregational hymns were “Because He Lives” and “Victory in Jesus.” Honorary casket bearers were Steve Johnson, George Stoller, Ray Wight and Ken Ballard. Casket bearers were Mark Daak, Jeff Daak, Mike Daak, Tonya Hastings, Jason Skoog, Jennie Anderson, Jackie Glaser and Jon Skoog.

Pearl Violet (Skoog) Ceske was born March 17, 1922, in Milaca. She was the daughter of Otto and Minnie (Pinkert) Evers. The family moved to Cokato Lake in 1923. Pearl attended District 129, Melquist country school, through eighth grade. In 1938, Pearl and her family moved to a farm on U.S. Highway 12, west of Cokato. Their family came to know the Lord when a missionary came to their house asking for a drink of water and invited them to church services. It was then they were baptized.

Pearl worked in a cafe and bakery. It was there she met Donald Skoog while he was making donuts. On Nov. 7, 1944, Pearl was united in marriage to Gustav Donald Skoog at Elim Mission Church in Cokato. This marriage was blessed with three children, Marlene, Roger and David. Pearl and Donald resided in Hutchinson. They shared 53 years of marriage until the passing of Donald Sept. 15, 1998.

On Aug. 2, 2003, Pearl was united in marriage to Dan Ceske at Lake Jennie Covenant Church in Dassel. Pearl and Dan resided in Hutchinson. They shared seven years of marriage until the passing of Dan on April 2, 2010.

Pearl was employed at Beacon Cafe, Henke’s Cafe, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing and More 4 for several years. She was employed as a certified home health aide at Burns Manor, Hutchinson Hospital and Prairie River Home Care until her retirement in 2005. She was a faithful member of Shalom Baptist Church, now known as CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson, where she taught Sunday school and sang with the church choir. She also served on the Missions Board, Women’s and Hospitality Board and the Ladies Aid Committee. Pearl was also a Tupperware dealer.

Pearl loved music. She enjoyed listening to Christian music and playing the piano and organ. She sang with the “Sweet Adelines.” Pearl enjoyed going to dances, camping, fishing, doing word finds, sewing, embroidery, baking and making cards. Pearl especially loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.

Pearl is survived by her daughter Marlene Daak and her husband Vern of Hutchinson; sons, Roger Skoog and his wife Mary of Hutchinson and David Skoog and his wife Pat Lang of Buffalo Lake; grandchildren, Mark Daak, Jeff Daak and his wife Rebecca, Mike Daak, Jason Skoog and his wife Suzanne, Tonya Hastings and her husband Rob, Jennie Anderson and her husband Jason, Jackie Glaser and her husband Steve and Jonathan Skoog and his wife Sarah; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Minnie Evers; first husband Donnie Skoog; second husband Dan Ceske; brothers, Ernest Evers and his wife Elvera, Carl Evers and his wife Mary Lou; sisters, Esther Beckala and her husband Rognar and Mildred Haapala and her husband James; mother and father-in-law Gustav and Clara Skoog; brothers-in-law, Earl Skoog, Clayton Skoog and Lester Skoog; and sister-in-law Mildred Buske and her husband Allen.

Arrangements by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituary and guestbook available at

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