Posted: Aug 13, 2013 3:20 PM by Obit
Pearl Agnes (Cok) Visser, 80, of Harrison peacefully passed away at her home, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, with her husband Elmer at her side. She was born Nov. 28, 1932 in Manhattan to Peter and Agnes (Bos) Cok.
Pearl grew up in Churchill, Montana, graduating from Manhattan High School. She married Elmer Visser February 1, 1955. The couple moved to Harrison where they farmed and raised their three sons (Keith, Glenn, and Randy) in the same home for 45 years before moving to their current home on Williams Road 13 years ago.
Pearl was an active member of Montana Cowbells. Along with serving as president of the Madison/Jefferson Chapter, she was involved in many statewide projects, including distributing literature and educational materials to schools across her region. Before her arthritis prevented her from doing so, Pearl loved to play the piano, cook and garden. Pearl enjoyed beautiful music and taking photographs, never going anywhere without her camera. Although known for her friendliness and spunk, it is clear to all who knew her that Pearl's central focus was her deep faith in God and her love for her family. She did her best to stay in touch with every member of her enormous extended family; and rejoiced with each new addition to her immediate family. Pearl loved family and community gatherings and, with the help of Elmer, missed very few.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Steven Cok, and one son, Keith Visser.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away," (Revelation 21:4). It is with that promise in mind that we take great comfort in knowing that Pearl's physical suffering is finally over and that she is moving freely and rejoicing in heaven.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer Visser; sons, Glenn (Nicolle) Visser and Randy (DeEtte) Visser; daughter-in-law, Peggy (Visser) Mathiason; sister, Jean Potts; 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and countless friends and members of her extended family.
Visitation with the family present will be held from 5-8 pm Thursday, Aug. 15 at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. Funeral Services will be held at 11 pm Friday, Aug. 16 at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, with interment to follow at Churchill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pearl's name may be made to the Manhattan Christian School Scholarship Fund, 8000 Churchill Rd, Manhattan, MT 59741 or to Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 7693 Churchill Rd, Manhattan, MT 59741