Age 82, passed away December 12, 2014. She was born December 2, 1932, in Lehr, ND, to William and Hulda (George) Erbele. Pearl moved to Detroit in 1942, and to Lansing in 1947, where she attended Eastern High School, and, in 1951, she married James Baldwin. She worked for the State of Michigan and owned and operated the Daybreak Cafe. In 1989, Pearl moved to Westlake Village, CA, where she worked several temporary jobs and made many lifelong friends. She returned to Lansing in 1998 to be closer to her family and enjoy her retirement.
Pearl is survived by: her children, Jamie (Richard) Kunkel, Marta (Bill) Goff, Steve (Beth) Baldwin; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Russell and Bill Erbele; sister, Fern Hudson; former husband, James Baldwin; and grandson, Sammy Terranova.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission, or the charity of one’s choice in memory of Pearl Baldwin.