In Memory of Arlene O. Perkins
Died: April 4, 2016
Arlene O. Perkins, age 96, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Morningside Healthcare Community of Ida Grove, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Cushing, Iowa. The Reverend Doresa K. Collogan will officiate. Committal Services will be held in the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., April 7, 2016 at the Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com
Arlene O. (Sindt) Perkins was born on February 26, 1920, in Cushing, Iowa, to Otto and Zelma (Fritz) Sindt. Arlene grew up in the Cushing area and graduated from Cushing high school.
Arlene was united into marriage to Gaylen Perkins on September 28, 1937, in Elk Point, South Dakota. The couple made their home in Battle Creek, Iowa. They were blessed with four children: Gail “Dean”, Gwen, Robert, and Garnet.
The family moved and lived on a farm near Cushing, Iowa. Arlene was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cushing, sold Avon, and was a devoted mother.
Arlene enjoyed being outdoors caring for her yard and garden. She liked visiting with her family, playing 500, and listening to records.
Arlene is survived by her three children, Gail Dean Perkins of Aurora, CO, Dr. Robert (Anne) Perkins of The Dalles, OR, and Garnet Perkins and husband Bill Wilmes of Loveland, CO; grandchildren, Julie Steffen of Aurora, Co, Jill (Korie) Edmondson of Bennett, CO, Michelle (Mike) Porter of Ida Grove, Iowa, Janine Freed of Loveland, CO, Johanna (Keith) Schwartz of Portland, OR; great-granddaughters, Kelsie Edmondson and Dakota Porter; brother, Verdene “Louie” Sindt of Temple, TX; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Zelma Sindt; husband, Gaylen Perkins; daughter, Gwen Steffen; brother, Donald Sindt; and sister Audrey Sharpe.
1:00 p.m., Friday
April 8, 2016
United Methodist Church
Rev. Doresa K. Collogan
Robert R. Mohr
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
April 7, 2015
Ida Grove, Iowa
Wren Smith, Musician
"In The Garden"
It would start as a walk, but Arlene would start to hum, which led the CNA to hum, which put a bounce in Arlene's step, and led to a bounce in the CNA's step. She'd have them both dancing by the time they reached their destination!
She always put smiles on our faces, knowing that it was another day to enjoy friendship and life.
She will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.”