Martin C. ‘Marty’ Perkins


Jan. 23, 1951 - Nov. 3, 2012



Martin C. “Marty” Perkins, a lifelong resident of Mukwonago, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the age of 61. He was born Jan. 23, 1951, the cherished son of Robert Charles and Carolyn Virginia Perkins.


Marty and Suzanne Lee Goad were married Aug. 5, 1978, in the Perkins’ family backyard. Marty’s entire career was invested at Old World Wisconsin, where he was the curator of research.


His mother, Carolyn Perkins, still lives in Mukwonago. Marty is also survived by his cherished wife and best friend of 34 years, Suzanne Perkins. He was the proud and inspiring father of Lindsay Ann (Luke) Spielman, Robert Charles (fiancee Natalie Schnick) and Scott Martin. He was the loving brother of Linda (Dr. Thomas) Schmidt, dear uncle of Amy Rosenberg and Alison Schmidt, and treasured son-in-law of Irene Goad. He is further survived by many loving relatives and friends.


His timeless connection to Mukwonago was a source of pride. Marty was active in his community and church. He was a 2005 inductee into the Mukwonago High School Hall of Fame.


Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the First Congregational Church of Mukwonago, 231 Robert Drive, Mukwonago, WI 53149, with funeral services beginning at 7 p.m. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Oak Knoll Cemetery (please meet at the cemetery).


Memorials to the Marty Perkins fund at Old World Wisconsin, P.O. Box 69, Eagle, WI 53119, or to the First Congregational Church of Mukwonago are appreciated.


Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at