Kathleen "Dottie" Perkovich, age 70, entered into eternal peace surrounded by her loving family on May 9, 2017.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Saturday. Entombment will take place at Forest Hill Mausoleum.
Kathy was born in Wisconsin Rapids on September 17, 1946, to Leonard and Rosemary (Otto) Vilbaum. She graduated from Lincoln High School and while attending nursing school in Milwaukee, she met the love of her life, Ronald Perkovich. They celebrated 52 years of marriage on February 21, 2017. She always said the greatest anniversary gift was when her granddaughter Courtney was born on their anniversary.
Kathy was a loving mother to son Rob and mourned the loss of twin daughters Esther and Elizabeth at birth. She was always involved in Rob's life and was known as "Ma Perky" to all his friends. She was very proud of him and his accomplishments. Kathy worked various jobs including Shopko, Wisconsin Label, the cranberry marshes, and ultimately following in her father’s footsteps at the post office where she worked for many years.
Kathy enjoyed spending time at their cottage in Algoma with family, friends, and grandchildren. They have many fond memories of the trips they took together.
She is survived by her loving husband Ron; son, Rob (Pat) Perkovich, granddaughter, Courtney (Tyler) Huss, and grandson, Tyler Perkovich (all of Kimberly); brother, Doug (Pat) Vilbaum of Texas; nieces, cousins and the newest joy in her life, great-grandson Lincoln Huss whom she adored. She is preceded in death by her parents, twin daughters, mother-in-law Isabel Boll, and father-in-law Robert Boll.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kersling, Dr. Olson, and the many nurses and the caring staff at the Cancer Center, Wisconsin Rapids and at Brookedale Assisted Living, Appleton. The many friends and neighbors who were there for them during this difficult time. Her loving smile and generous heart will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the America Cancer Research Center.