Judith Perkins

Born in Dysart, IA
Born on Sep 28, 1940
Departed on Jul 17, 2020

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Judith Ann Perkins, 79 of Cedar Rapids died Friday July 17, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center. Private family Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church. Inurnment in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge.

Survivors include two sons, Alan (Terry), Mike (Joy Ernst) and a daughter Kathleen (Jeff) Hoffmann all of Cedar Rapids; two sisters Janice (Joe) Kopriva of Traer, Lori (Jim) Maltas of Waverly and a brother Don (Doreen) Dethlefs of Cedar Falls. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant sister Louise.

Judy was born on September 28, 1940 in Dysart the daughter of Albert and Grace (Foley) Dethlefs. She graduated from Dysart Geneseo and earned her MBA from the University of Iowa where she also taught. She married Larry Perkins, they were later divorced.  She worked for AFSCME and later in the Personnel Dept. for the City of Cedar Rapids, retiring from there after more than 20 years of service.

Judy was a member of the Eagles Club, and the Sweet Adelines. She was very proud of the fact they sang at Carnegie Hall. She had been very active in the Democratic Party especially during the Carter Campaign and Administration. Judy also served as the Linn County Chairperson for the Democratic Party.

She was an avid golfer and relished trips to the casino with her sisters and the trip they took together to Ireland. 

Judy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be given to Iowa Public Broadcast System in Judy’s name.