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Sylvia M. Perdue

September 4, 2018
Estherville News

Sylvia Marian Perdue was born January 2, 1925, in East Chain, MN, daughter of Frank and Christina (Madsen) Isaacson. She grew up on a farm west of Swea City and attended Swea City Country School. Sylvia worked on the family farm with her father until she was married.

Sylvia was married to Duard Perdue on November 24, 1943, at the Kossuth County Courthouse in Algona. The couple farmed west of Swea City for 10 years then she stayed at home and took care of their five children. Once their children were older they drove Winnebago Motor Homes across the country for five years.

Sylvia loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed riding Harley Davidson's with Duard and her son-in-law, Ron. She also enjoyed riding on the golf cart while Duard golfed. She also enjoyed taking walks, gardening, and growing roses. While living at the Good Samaritan Society she enjoyed walking the halls and visiting with other residences.

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Sylvia M. Perdue

Sylvia M. Perdue died Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, Estherville at the age of 93.

Sylvia is survived by her four children, Linda (Richard) Winkleman of Pillager, MN, Randy (Rhonda) Perdue of Swea City, Marian (Ron) Duer of Estherville, and Donna (Dan) Bredeson of Sutherland; a daughter-in-law, Moni Perdue of Swea City; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jeri Isaacson of Swea City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duard in 2013; son, Larry in 2004; two grandsons, Jeremiah in 1999, and Tim in 2011; parents; sister, Fern (Alan) Looft; and brothers, Kenneth and Eldon.

A funeral service for Sylvia was held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Swea City. Burial will be in Swea Township Cemetery, Swea City.

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