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Pearl Emma Hamburg
August 2, 1925 - March 10, 2017

Place of Birth: Ashley, North Dakota
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 91

Pearl was born August 2, 1925, in Ashley, ND to John and Caroline (Mertz) Schmidt. In the early 30's Pearl made the move with her family, from the community of Marsh, MT to the Sidney area. She came from a family of 5 boys and 7 girls. The move was made with a team and wagon piled high with all of their belongings. The children were in charge of driving the wagon down the road, while their parents brought the car down.
Their new home was a beet farm 3 miles southeast of Sidney close to the Yellowstone River bridge. The family raised large garden, hay for the cows, and feed for the chickens. Her Mom kept the family all fed with home made bread and fresh produce from the farm. Going to pick chokecherries was the highlight of summer. Pearl graduated from Sidney High School in 1943. After high school Pearl began her lengthy career in the banking business. She started at the Sidney National Bank, then on to the Richland National Bank, and lastly the First United Bank. Pearl married her beloved Henry “Hank” Hamburg, on June 29, 1947 in Sidney, MT. They had one son, Terry. They built their home near her parents' home. In later years Pearl worked as a clerk at the Lalonde Hotel. She was a perfect fit for this and had the time of her life. Her husband Hank died in March of 1993, and Pearl remained in Sidney.
Pearl’s home was always interestingly decorated with many figurines and pictures. Pearl was known for her stylish dress and matching jewelry. Being an active part of her church was very important to Pearl. She joined Sidney Lutheran Brethren Church on March 29, 1973.
Pearl came to live at Sidney Health Center Extended Care in 2008. The staff fell in love with her right away. Pearl was always willing to help others and so appreciative of our care for her. Pearl was a classy lady and that did not end when she moved in with us. The staff made sure she was always dressed with matching jewelry and nails. Pearl enjoyed gardening, yard work, crossword puzzles, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed sharing her recipes with everyone, especially her green bean soup.
Pearl gained her wings on Friday, March 10, 2017. Pearl’s gentle, kind spirit will be missed every day. We feel blessed to have taken care of her but we know 9 years was not enough time to love this beautiful woman.
Surviving her are: her son, Terry Hamburg of Colorado; her grandson, Jacob Henry Hamburg, Bozeman, MT; her brother, Erwin Schmidt, Nashua, MT; two sisters, Alma (Dale) Zadow, Richardton, TX and Amelia Hanlon, Maui, HI; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded death by: husband, Henry “Hank” Hamburg; four brothers, Gottlieb Schmidt, Rienhold Schmidt, Otto Schmidt, and Theodore Schmidt; four sisters, Christine Baggot, Pauline Schmidt, Ella Barr, and Anna Becker.

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Linda and Ken Simonsen
Mar 10, 2017
Pearl was an extraordinary women- absolutely no one like her. I was so very blessed to know her .
Melody Buxbaum Wambach (Cartwright, ND)
Mar 11, 2017
Terry, your beautiful mother will always be a part of my childhood memories. Seeing her in town delighted me and my sisters. "She was all dressed in red today!" Classy lady, made the best carmels, fun to be around....Loved her!
Lynn and Linda Powers (Sidney, Mt)
Mar 11, 2017
Pearl was a classy lady. She will be remembered with love. RIP Pearl
Dorothy Paladichuk
Mar 12, 2017
God bless you, Pearl, and may you rest in peace. I was fortunate to be able to work with you at the doctor's office many years ago and you were a real joy to work with. During our coffee visits, one did not dare mention that we liked certain things, particularly baked goods, because she would show up the next day with it to enjoy with our coffee. A real sweetheart! And such a classy lady, too.
Mary Jane Helgeson (Billings, Mt)
Mar 12, 2017
It's never easy to say goodby to someone who you have loved your entire life. Aunt Pearl has always had a special place in my heart and I generally made a point to see her when I was in Sidney. She always has a big smile on her face and knew who I was right up to the last time I saw her.
She will be missed. I cannot make it to Sidney at this time but will be thinking of you Terry & Jacob and all of the family.
Mary Jane (Hamburg) Helgeson
Kristy I ranch (Sidney, Mt)
Mar 13, 2017
I am sorry to hear aboutPearl passing rip in peace I miss you and love you Pearl
Doreen Vaira-Herbert (Glasgow, MT)
Mar 13, 2017
I worked with Pearl many years ago at First United Bank. She was always dressed to a T with matching nail polish and lipstick, what a classy lady!! Later years we visited when she came to pick apples at my place in Crane. Pearl was so proud of you Terry, may you find comfort in all of your memories of her.
Paula (Meschke) Thuesen (Dagmar, MT)
Mar 14, 2017
Terry and family, your mother was such a classy lady! I have lovely memories of her during our childhood at church, she was always dressed to the 'nines' and so kind! My thoughts and prayers are with you, even though we know they can't live forever, it's always difficult to lose our parents.
Toots Johnson McCollough (Billings, MT)
Mar 15, 2017
Pearl was such a lovely lady. She always greeted us warmly whenever we saw her and no matter what the circumstances. Every get together was a delightfully decorated party. She was always perfectly "put together." I remember seeing her washing the car in the driveway one day. She was dressed in lavender from her head scarf to her shoes! Pearl was very dedicated to her church. Bible verses were aligned on the walls with precision! Pot luck dishes were delicious. I am sad to hear she is gone. Gone but never forgotten.
Dana and Eldon Moos (Sidney)
Mar 16, 2017
Our family has such greatest memories of Pearl
And Hank... our children loved going over to home and being babysat. Pearls bread pudding and Kuchen was always enjoyed! Helping Pearl when she returned from Colorado Springs after years of caring for grandson Jacob was everything to her!
We all know, the story. Pearls love.
She just amazed us with her kindness, fashion statement of matching colors.
Heart giving blood, helping with so many community events with pride.
Her love in serving the Lird in many ways!
Remember her and Hank teaching us the proper way to doing the letters for on the church wall with bible verses... use freeze tape! Serving anything sweet as well! Coconut cream pie and her Hawaiian Pineapple pecan cake!
I want to thank all the staff at Extended Care for the gracious love to her! These gals I know were blessed by Pearl. We will all miss our jewel of our community... but we also know she is at home with Father and her Hank!
Joe & Vicki Hochhalter (Henderson , NV)
Mar 16, 2017
One word comes to mind watching Pearl at church and in the community. That word is unforgettable. You touched so many lives and lived your own so perfectly. Thank you for being who you were. Even us children knew you were exceptional.
Sheryl Sorensen (Spokane Valley, WA)
Mar 16, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Pearl's passing, but I have many good memories of her. She was always so perfectly coiffed and dressed with matching accessories!! She was kind and helpful and beautiful! I borrowed some of her fashionable clothes when I was in our senior class (1966) play. I know she is now with our Lord and her loved ones, including her handsome Hank. My condolences to all her loved ones!
Gerald Kopp (Atlantic Beach (Jacksonville), FL)
Mar 25, 2017
The world is a better place for knowing her.
Pearl's Family
Ruben Hamburg Family, Harvey Hamburg Family, Verna Davis, Karen Marker, Mary Jane Helgeson
The Barr Family
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