Cover photo for Margaret Perry's Obituary
Margaret Perry Profile Photo
1921 Margaret 2018

Margaret Perry

December 12, 1921 — September 20, 2018


December 12, 1921
Calumet, Iowa
September 20, 2018
Sanborn, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Monday, September 24, 2018
United Church of Primghar; Primghar, Iowa
Pastor Derrick Okine ~ Officiating

with family present will be
from 4 - 6 P.M. on Sunday, September 23, 2018
at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

“In The Garden” “The Old Rugged Cross”
“How Great Thou Art:
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

Tom Perry Denny Perry
Roger Vander Pol Vernon Ruschmann
Adam Ruschmann Jim Wagner

Waterman Cemetery
Sutherland, Iowa

After today’s service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa
Margaret Emma Katherine (Rehder) Perry, daughter of Emil and Hilda (Jurgensen) Rehder was born on December 12, 1921 at Calumet, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Zion Church in Calumet where she was a long-time member. She received her education a Gaza school and graduated from High School in 1939. On January 17, 1943, she married Dale A. Perry in her family home. To this union were born four children. Margaret was a loving mother, homemaker and assisted with farm work and milking cows until Dale’s death in January 1970.
After moving to Primghar, she attended classes at Iowa State University in Ames to become a Certified Dietary Supervisor. Margaret was employed at Baum-Harmon Memorial Hospital from 1970 until 1981. During this time, she changed her church membership to the United Church of Primghar. Margaret enjoyed cooking and baking, bowling, playing cards, going on various trips and spending time with friends and family. Margaret would volunteer her time and baking skills for many church functions and Women’s Club. Following the death of her daughter Cindy in December of 1995 she also dedicated her time to helping raise her grandson Adam. Margaret was most happy when she was planning and cooking for family meals and holidays.
Margaret was thankful she could reside in her home as long as possible. She passed away at Prairie View Home in Sanborn at the age of 96 years, 9 months and 8 days, only having to be out of her home 39 days.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memory, son Tom and Kathy Perry of Mt Pleasant, IA; their daughter Kim and Grahm Hott and children, Sydney and Dylan of Marion, IA; son, Denny and Vicki Perry of Spirit Lake, IA; daughter, Mary and Roger Vander Pol of West Point, NE; their daughter, Krystal Niles and children, Gage, Paige and Hailey Niles and Paul Stiles of Parker, CO; her son-in-law, Vernon Ruschmann of Primghar and his son, Adam of Sheldon, IA; one sister, Ruby Miller of Paullina, IA; a brother, Curt and Betty Rehder of Primghar, IA and a sister in-law, Yvonne Rehder in Colorado also many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Cindy Ruschmann, her parents, great grandson, Zachary Niles, a brother, Burdette Rehder, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Erma and Edward Gerstandt, Shirley and Roy Ebel and Eldon Miller.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Margaret Perry, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, September 23, 2018

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Homes - Primghar

415 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar, IA 51245

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Monday, September 24, 2018

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Waterman Cemetery


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 15

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree