January 16, 1931 - July 23, 2004
Funeral services for Colleen Perry, 73, Aurelia, were held Monday, July 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Jack Weida officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia.
The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established.
Colleen died Friday, July 23, at her home in Aurelia.
Ila Colleen Andersen was born January 16, 1931, the daughter of Quentin and Martha (Kolpin) Andersen in Cherokee. She attended Afton Township School through the 7th grade, and graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1948. She then attended Commercial Extension in Omaha for one year.
Colleen married Wilson Duane Perry on September 10, 1950, at the Methodist Church in Aurelia. She worked as a secretary for the Hansen Grain Elevator in Storm Lake until their son Steven was born. Colleen was an active member of the First United Methodist church in Aurelia, Friendship Club, Pal Club, several Bridge clubs, Pinochle Club, church circle, and United Methodist Women.
She enjoyed playing cards, baking, flowers and gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren and friends.
She will be fondly remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.
Preceding Colleen in death were her parents; and two daughters, Vicky Jo and Linda Sue.
Survivors include her husband Duane of Aurelia; four children, Steven and his wife Donna Perry of Vancouver, WA, Blaine and his wife Darlene Perry of Aurelia, Stacey and his wife Denise Perry of Leawood, KS, and one daughter, Deb and her husband Daniel Stolze of Urbandale.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.