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Mildred Perl

d. June 5, 2013

Mildred Sophie Perl, age 99, of Austin, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, one month before her 100th birthday, at Sacred Heart Care Center. Mildred was born July 3, 1913 to Rose Dora (Gute) and John P. Peterson in Austin, Minnesota. She married Norman Henry Perl on September 17, 1931. He passed away in December 1968. Mildred was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and worked devotedly for many years helping out whenever she could. Mildred also volunteered at the Philomathian Religious Book Store until she was no longer able. She was a beautiful seamstress, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, counted cross-stitch and crafts in general. Mildred made Christmas ornaments yearly for her children and grandchildren. Mildred loved her family, her church and life in general. She always looked for the best in others and gave the best she had. Her life was an inspiration and she will always be loved and never forgotten. Rest in peace Mom. The family extends their appreciation to the staff at Sacred Heart Care Center for their compassionate and loving care of Mom. Survivors include her children, Carol Jean (Tom) Krause, Normal, IL, David John Perl, Austin, MN, Mary Jane Johnson, Austin, MN, Dr. Michael Francis (Ann) Perl, Manhatten, KS, Stephen Norman Perl, Mankato, MN; 10 grandchildren, Kevin Krause, Anne Murphy, Kathleen Fuller, Murray Johnson, Scott A. Johnson, Paul Perl, Elizabeth "Libby" Perl, Sarah Monzu, David Perl, Dacia Bentzin; 19 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; sisters, Marcella Carlson, Austin, MN, Virginia Dehn, Waterville, MN; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Raymond and John E. Peterson; sister, Evelyn Kennedy; son, Jon Thomas Perl; grandson, Mark Joseph Krause. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 2 pm CCW rosary on Saturday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 2-4 pm. The family will also greet friends at a luncheon following the service. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at

Service Information


Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Saturday, June 29 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Sunday, June 30 2013
1:30 PM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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