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Pearl D. Cornetto

GILE, Wis. — On Nov. 15, 2022, after 100 years, Pearl D. Carnetto began her final journey. She was born on Aug. 11, 1922, in Boniface, Michigan, to David P. and Helen A. Galarno.

The family settled in Gurney, Wisconsin. Pearl graduated salutatorian from Saxon High School. In 1941, she married Joseph Cornetto, her husband of 57 years, and they raised three children in Gile. She worked at Rigoni's Bakery and Sellstroms.

Pearl was passionate about travel, and in her lifetime she had adventures in all 50 states as well as 29 countries. She volunteered as a Cub Scout leader, 4-H leader, and camp counselor. Well into her 90s she shared her talent for crocheting, knitting, quilting and sewing as a member of her church group donating craftwork to those in need. She enjoyed attending baseball games, creating finely detailed cross-stitch art, maintaining her beautiful flower garden, camping with her family, hitting the ski jump, and motorcycle rides. Pearl was an avid card player and a formidable opponent at the table.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, David and Helen; husband, Joseph; and brothers, Jack, Leroy and William Galarno. She will be greatly missed by her children, Delores (Ken) Genisot, Dr. Roger J. Cornetto (Jim Hansen), and Joyce (Blake) Nelmark; grandchildren, Connie, Kevin, Sabrina, Audrey and Tara; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Maxwell, Mason, Sophia and Raya.

As requested, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Dec. 2. There will be another service at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley, and final burial in the Hurley Cemetery, with details to follow. Memorials will be donated in Pearl's name to her favorite charities.