Lillian Perkins, 1918-2014

Published 9:54 am Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Funeral services for Lillian Doris Perkins, 96, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Silver Lake Lutheran Church. The Rev. Randy Baldwin will officiate. Interment will be at Silver Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Lillian Perkins

Lillian Perkins

Lillian died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Lillian Doris (Bakken) Perkins was born March 28, 1918, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Oswald W. and Kristine (Christian) Bakken. Lillian grew up in the Albert Lea area. She attended Albert Lea Public Schools and Wells Teacher Training.

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On June 6, 1939, Lillian was united in marriage to Melford K. Perkins at Silver Lake Lutheran Church. Lillian worked as a school teacher, at Piggly Wiggly in the meat department, was a housewife and she retired from Streater as a secretary. She was a member of Silver Lake Lutheran Church where she was active with the ladies aid and circle. Lillian volunteered for the Albert Lea Medical Center, Albert Lea Y organization and the Albert Lea Art Center. She enjoyed being involved in the Albert Lea Family Y swimnastics program, playing cards and square dancing. Most of all, Lillian enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Terry (Carol) Perkins; daughter, Jayne (Gary) Gilbert; grandchildren Lori (Tony) Zizzo, Kelley (Nick) Turnmire and Deanna Cone; great-grandchildren Brendan, Brooke, Sophia, Parker, Lauren, Nathan and Avery; sister-in-law, Lorraine Bakken; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melford K. Perkins; sister, Helen (Clifford) Ayers; brothers Grant (Eva) Bakken, Hershel Bakken and Manly (Ethel) Bakken; brother-in-law, Arnold (Evelyn) Perkins; and nephew, Mark Perkins.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Peace and Power or the Albert Lea Y program.