Marcille C. Perry

NEW ULM — Marcile C. Perry, age 87 of New Ulm died peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020, at her home at the Ridgeway on German Senior Living Community in Memory Care, from a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor David Nissen will officiate, and burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm.

A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020. Masks will be required for all guests in attendance.

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Marcile is survived by her daughter, Kim (Lu) Lilleodden of New Ulm; her son, Mark Perry of Hawaii; her grandchildren, Brent (Angel Schaffer) Kollmann, Brooke (Dan) Mielke and Whitney (Paul) Dhoore ; her great-grandchildren, Liam Dhoore, Addisyn Mielke, Elizabeth Miller and Edward Kollmann; and a sister, Dodie (Gerry) Belanger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean in 2015; sister, Beverly and Glen Davis; and her brother Lavon and Joyce Kuhlmann.

Marcile C. Kuhlmann was born March 5, 1933, in Northwood, Iowa to Gaylord and Guida (Stalheim) Kuhlmann. She attended high school at Northwood Kenset High School in Northwood, Iowa, and later attained a degree in teaching from Mason City Junior College. Marcile was united in marriage to Dean Perry on August 22, 1952 at the First Lutheran Church in Northwood, Iowa. They were blessed with a son and a daughter. Early in her career, Marcile worked as a teacher and a substitute teacher in various states such as Iowa and Wisconsin before eventually taking the job as the Office Manager at The Journal. During her time at The Journal, Marcile received devastating news that she had terminal cancer. After being told she had 10 days to live, she battled through 14 hours of surgery and treatment. Marcile was one of the first to survive and make a complete recovery. Afterword, she was able to return to work. Besides her work, there were a variety of hobbies that Marcile enjoyed in life including golfing, sewing and singing. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and wintering in McAllen, Texas. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm and the New Ulm Country Club. Blessed be her memory.