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Dorothy J. Perkins

September 16, 1929 - January 5, 2022

Dorothy  J.  Perkins

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Dorothy J. Perkins, 92, of Dekalb, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born September 16, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Berger and Martha Pearson. Dorothy was dedicated to her faith. She spent endless hours serving and giving her time to help others. Dorothy had a passion for sewing and was charitable with all she had to help others. Most notably, Dorothy loved spending time with her loving family. She will be missed by all.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her loving memory her children, William G. Miedema, Gregory T. (Donna) Miedema, Howard K. (Jennifer) Miedema, Nancy J. (Don) Miedema-Suits; grandchildren, Janel (Arturo), Jason (Carly), Kristen (Nick), Gina (Anthony), Natalie (Steven), Brianna, Kaden, Corey, Valerie, Dane, Eric, Jimmy (Amanda), Brett, Dominick; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Berger and Martha; sister, Mary; brother, Clayton; husband, Loren Perkins; former husband, William Miedema (father of her 6 children); children, Karen and Dick; grandsons, Richie and Jory. All of whom loved her dearly.

The memorial service for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials to the family to establish later.

Service Schedule

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The memorial service for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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She was down to earth. I loved that. I loved her laugh and her conversation. ❤

Amanda 2022-01-21T15:28:10

Much sympathy to the family of Dorothy. I met Dorothy in Sunday School at first Baptist Belvidere in 2012. Dorothy was a humble regal Christian woman. It was honor to have met her. She was a faithful wife to her husband and now she is reunited with Loren. God bless all her family with comfort.

Deborah summers 2022-01-20T03:21:21

Nancy and Don, I am so sorry for your loss… anything you need now and always. Laurie

Laurie Westberg Martin 2022-01-18T14:21:41

Sending our love and sympathies to you all.
Aunt Dorothy was always so kind. She always made you feel welcome. She truly was a special person. We hope that you can celebrate her life and hope that the sadness you feel now will soon be replaced with smiles about all the wonderful memories of your special Mom

Bill and Pat Hoeks 2022-01-14T10:35:56

Deeply sad for your loss. Aunt Dorothy was always loving & kind. She had a way of making you feel comfortable around her house & I loved visiting her & all my cousins. You are all in my prayers & I will never forget Aunt Dorthey or the love she poured out to her family ❤️💔

Cheryl Comer 2022-01-11T12:30:34

My thoughts and prayers are with you Greg and donna and your entire family for the loss of your mother. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻 Cherish all the beautiful memories she left you with. She’s now your angel. God bless you all 🙏🏻✝️

Kathie Spilotro 2022-01-11T08:13:02

I first met Dorothy many years ago. Bill had just moved to Rockford and she was helping him find a church. They came at Christmas 11-12 years ago. She was such a sweet , selfless, and humble person. She loved her family and friends dearly. She also loved her Savior Jesus. Dorothy you will be missed.

Terri Christians 2022-01-10T20:54:14

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