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 Frances A. <I>Goeman</I> Perkins

Frances A. Goeman Perkins

Lennox, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 88)
Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 5th Division
Memorial ID 100026312 · View Source
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Frances A. (Goeman) Perkins, age 88, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center in Luverne, MN. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 3 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls with the family present to greet friends for visitation one hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 PM. The interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne, MN.

Frances was born on February 22, 1924 in Lennox, South Dakota to Ralph and Gertie (Hoffman) Goeman. She was raised in Lennox and graduated from Lennox High School in 1941. After attending Business College in Sioux City, Iowa, she returned to Lennox to work at the Post Office and then moved to Sioux Falls where she was employed at the Army Air Base and the Veterans Administration. Frances was united in marriage to Lloyd Gilbert Perkins on December 31, 1951 in Luverne, MN. They lived in Kenneth, MN and were blessed with three daughters; Rhonda, Deone, and Julie. Lloyd died on February 16, 1964.

Frances moved to Luverne, MN with her children in 1965 where she worked for the Rock County Welfare Department until 1974 when she moved to Baltic, SD for a short time and then to Sioux Falls. Frances enjoyed working and was employed at various federal government agencies until her retirement and continued to work part time for many years at McCrossan Boys Ranch. She moved from her long-time home to Primrose Retirement Community in January of 2009 and remained there until July 2012, when she moved to the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center in Luverne. Frances was a 50+ year member of First Presbyterian Church of Luverne, MN. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, belonged to the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and enjoyed many events at the Active Generations Center. Frances, a gracious lady with a warm sense of humor, liked to keep busy, was a loyal friend and companion, and above all loved her family, dogs, music, and dancing.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd; parents, Ralph and Gertie; brother, LaVerne.

Grateful for having shared her life are her three daughters, Rhonda (Bob) Matus of Urbandale, IA, Deone (John) Hemme of Hardwick, MN, and Julie (Todd) Tonneson of Eagan, MN; seven grandchildren; sister, Elvina (Walter) Buse of Marion, SD; special friend, Hugh Scarborough; and many dear nieces and nephews.


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  • Created by: Gene Hammerstrom
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100026312
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances A. Goeman Perkins (22 Feb 1924–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100026312, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Gene Hammerstrom (contributor 46834086) .