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Susanne "Susie" Perkins

July 24, 1940 — January 29, 2022

Susanne “Susie” Perkins, 81, of Grand Island passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 29, 2022.



Memorial services will be 10:30 AM Friday, February 4, 2022, at Apfel Funeral Home with Lieutenant Liza Ayala officiating. Burial of ashes will follow in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army or the family.



Susie was born on July 24, 1940, in Grand Island, NE to James and Julia (Dow) Brown. She grew up in Grand Island and received her education from the Grand Island Public Schools. Graduating from Grand Island Senior High with the Class of 1958.



She was united in marriage to Kenneth “Kenny” Perkins on November 23, 1961, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island. After which the couple made Grand Island their home where she worked for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services until her retirement in 2000.



In her youth she was a member of the Salvation Army. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, crocheting, and making stained glass.



Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Kelly Perkins and Kenneth Darrel Perkins; and sisters, Annetta and Sandra.



She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth “Kenny”; son, Kurt; and siblings, Phyllis, James Jr., Eva, Lila, Marie, Betty, Barbara, Metta, and Ervin.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

Visitation will be an hour prior to the start of the service

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