Pearl Lilla Buslaff, 93

Pearl Lilla Buslaff, 93, of Campbellsport passed away Sunday March 21, 2010, at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac.

She was born in Milbank, S.D., on Feb. 8, 1917, the daughter of the late Oscar and Lilla Koepke Damerow. On Feb. 23, 1946, she married Walter Buslaff at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Campbellsport. Pearl was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Campbellsport, along with the Campbellsport Senior Citizens. She also volunteered for the Fond du Lac County Meals Pro-gram. In her free time she liked sewing, making patchwork quilts and playing cards. She enjoyed watching and cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. But most of all she loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and giving them special treats. After graduating from Milbank High School, she was employed as a telephone operator in Minneapolis, Minn. She was then employed at Regalware and the Amerahn in Kewaskum. She was also employed at Reliable Knitting in Campbellsport.

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Carol (Bruce) Soyk of Campbellsport; her son, David (Maureen) Buslaff of Campbellsport; her sister, Frances Cornelisen of Hamilton, Mont.; her grandchildren, Sherrie (Shawn) Schelvan of Wausaukee, Michelle (Kevin) Carey and Stacey (Robert) Grohall, both of Campbellsport, Michael (Ellie) Soyk of Fond du Lac, Cory Buslaff of Oshkosh and Sarah (special friend, Craig) Buslaff of Campbellsport; her great-granddaughter, Alex Soyk; her great grandsons, Zachary Carey, Lucas and Devin Grohall and Dylan Soyk; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter on Jan. 17, 1998; her grandson, Aaron Buslaff; her great-grandson Jackson Soyk; her brothers, her twin Ralph, Harold and Milton; her brother-in-law, Howard; her sisters-in-law, Jean, Fern and Jane; and other in-laws, Harold and Ester Buslaff, Edmund and Emma Buslaff and Martha and Joseph Volz.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday March 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will be Thursday in St. Matthew’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday March 24, from 4 p.m. until time of mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Matthew’s Parish. Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family. Guestbook and online condolences at

Safely Home When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see If the sun should rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.