Pearl Elaine Willman
1929 — 2021
Pearl Elaine (Martin) Willman, 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Born December 29, 1929, she was the fourth of eight children of the late Charles & Esther (Anderson) Martin. Her early years were spent on the family's rural farm outside of Rock Lake, North Dakota (ND) where she graduated from Rock Lake School in 1947 as Valedictorian. Pearl earned her teaching certificate from Minot State Teachers College in 1949 and accepted her first teaching contract in her home town. Her first class was over 40 students including her youngest brother, Dennis, who made sure to address her as "Miss Martin" at school. Her next teaching contract was in Crosby, ND where she met her future...