Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park of Spencer.
Pearl passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Belle Plaine Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.
Pearl Grace Madson, the daughter of Charles and Otelia Fitsimmons, was born on May 17, 1920, at Earlville. She moved with her parents to Webb at the age of 10. She graduated from Garfield School near Webb in 1937. She married Carl L. Madson on May 31, 1937, and they farmed west of Webb until they retired and moved into town.
While contributing as a farm wife, Pearl was active in the community as a 4-H leader, community supporter of church activities, charitable organizations, and County Extension Service. She was leader in the founding of the Webb Library. In 1967 her community contributions were recognized by being honored as a Wallaces Farmer Iowa Master Farm Homemaker. She was best known for her KICD daily radio show called "Pearl's Country Kitchen" which aired for 26 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister; and three brothers.
Pearl is survived by her brother, Bill Fitsimmons of Bellevue, Neb.; son, Darrel Madson and his wife, Carole of Winchester, Ind.; daughters: Grace Kunz of Ames, and Joyce Johnson of Belle Plaine; and seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.