EDWRDSVILLE, ILLINOIS - Pearl K. Loecher, 95 of Edwardsville, Illinois, died on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Edawrdsville, IL. Pearl was a resident of Rosewood Care Center for many years. She was born on December 12, 1921 in New Athens, Illinois, the youngest daughter of the late Hugo and Ida (Becker) Loecher. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Renelda Lamblin and Helen Frump and one brother, Ellsworth. She is survived by four nieces, Diane Eyre, Jean Lamblin, Dr. Sandy Powell and Rae Mary. Four nephews, Ronald Blair (Sara), Robert Frump (Suzanne), Steve Loecher, and Wayne Loecher: dear great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends.
While attending the St. Louis School of Design, Pearl worked full time for Sierra Mfg. Performing art work for the Curtiss Commando (C-46) and the Curtiss Warhawk (P-40F) technical manuals. After graduating from the School of Design, Pearl accepted a job as a dress designer with Solomon Brothers in St. Louis. Later she accepted the position of Clothing Designer with The Forest City Manufacturing Co. where she designed dresses, sportswear and bridal fashions. Her position took her on many buying trips to New York and to Dallas each year to show the Forest City clothing line. Pearl remained with Forest City until her retirement. Her taste in clothing and her fashion sense remained with her always.
Pearl loved to travel and her favorite place was Bermuda where she found many beautiful scenes for her paintings.
She was a member of Evangelisone St. Johannes Kirche (UCC). There will only be a private graveside ceremony for family members where her ashes will be interned at the New Athens Cemetery. Pearl requested that no memorials be given.
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