Edith L. Perren

Aug. 27, 1912 – Oct. 21, 2013

Edith L. Perren of Waukesha passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the wonderful age of 101 years young. She was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Genesee, the daughter of Charles F. and Emma (nee Eggimann) Perren.

Edith graduated from Waukesha High School; she then graduated from Carroll College and received her master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She moved to Minneapolis in 1942 to begin employment with the General Mills Co. Edith retired in 1977 from General Mills as a corporate accounting supervisor. She returned to Waukesha in 2009 to reside at Merrill Hills Manor Assisted Living.

Edith is lovingly survived by her nieces and nephews, Dale Perren of Sandy, Ore., Jacqueline (nee Perren) VanWilligen of Lexington, Ky., Susan (nee Hall) Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, Nancy (nee Hall) Loss of Waukesha, Richard Perren of Milton, Jeffrey Perren of Elgin, Ill., Kenneth Perren of Waukesha and David Perren of Port Washington.

She is further survived by many grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, friends and neighbors.

Edith was preceded in death by her brothers, Edwin, Charles, Wilbert and Oscar Perren, and her sister, Emma “Amy” Hall.

The visitation for Edith will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Friday, Oct. 25, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Edith’s name are appreciated to Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Edith’s family would like to thank the staff at Merrill Hills Manor for the wonderful care they gave to her.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit