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Marie M. (Tinnes) PERKINS

January 28, 1922 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 98)

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Marie Mae (Tinnes) Perkins, age 98 of Wales, WI passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at East Troy Manor.  Marie was born on January 28, 1922 in Waukesha County to Everett and Anne (Zielke) Tinnes.


Marie was the oldest member of the First Congregational Church of Genesee, UCC.  She enjoyed singing in the choir and playing piano.  She loved fishing and dancing, Polka Fests were a favorite.  She also enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, bowling, her dogs, a good “happy hour”, but mostly she loved and enjoyed her family.  She loved being a Mom, keeping a clean and tidy home and taking care of her children and the rest of the family.   


She was a wonderful woman that will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting her.


Survivors include her children, Gerald (Kay) Perkins and Sue Perkins (David Hayne); her step-children, Kathy (Ed) Stock and Sherry (Tony) Harlemann; her 4 grandchildren, Chad (Anna) Perkins, Michael Perkins, Amy Perkins and Lisa (Mark) Petersen; her 4 great-grandchildren, Riley, Nolan, Evelyn Perkins and Christina Petersen; her brother, Roy Tinnes; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.


Preceding her in death are her parents; her husbands, Chester Perkins and James Garity; her son, Richard; daughter-in-law, Jan; sister, Bertha and brother, Edward.


The family would like to thank the Doctor’s and staff at both St. Croix Hospice and East Troy Manor for the wonderful, loving care they took of Marie.


A Celebration of Life for Marie will be held at a later date.


Memorial contributions in Marie’s name can be directed to: HAWS (

or First Congregational Church of Genesee (


Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Perkins family. 









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Family to do services at later date


Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS)
701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188,
Tel: 262-542-8851

First Congregational Church of Genesee
W306S5075 Church Street, Mukwonago WI 53149
Tel: 1-262-968-3849

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