Marcella E. Schaefer Perrin, 81

Published 11:21 am Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Marcella E. Schaefer Perrin, 81, of Austin, died at her home on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

Marcella Perrin

Marcella Elizabeth Schaefer was born May 10, 1930, at Adams, Minn., the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Mueller) Schaefer. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Adams High School. Marcella was an employee of the NW Bell Telephone Co. in Austin and while working there she met John Perrin.

Marcella and John married Dec. 20, 1975, in Adams. In retirement, the Perrins enjoyed spending the winter months in Gulf Shores, Ala. Marcella was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and a volunteer at the Philomathian in Austin. She was an avid Twins fan and enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and Sudoku.

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Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Perrin; brothers, Paul, Fred Herb and Benno Schaefer; brother-in-law, Herman Schmitz; sisters-in law, Sally Schaefer and Betty Schaefer.

She is survived by her step-children, Steven (Terri) Perrin, San Diego, Calif., Patricia (Russell) Smidt, Austin, James (Joanie) Perrin, Austin; grandchildren, Mischa, Seth, Alexandra, Michael, Christine, Jennifer and Erin; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Florence Schmitz, Adams, Vernon Schaefer, Adams, Norb (Linda) Schaefer, Montgomery, Ala., Rita (David) Sheedy, Scottsdale, Ariz., Conrad (Judy) Schaefer, Austin, Roger (Wanda) Schaefer, Forest City, Iowa, Bette (Harlan) Smith, Park Forest, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Dorene Schaefer, Adams, Dona Schaefer, Rochester, Minn., Pat Schaefer, Austin, Bernice Schaefer, Bloomington, Minn.; many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Father James Steffes and Father Marty Schaefer officiating. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Adams at a later date. There will be a 5:30 p.m. Rosary service on Tuesday at the Adams Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be no reviewal at the church before the service on Wednesday.

Casket bearers will be Vernon Schaefer, Roger Schaefer, Norb Schaefer, Mark Schaefer, David Sheedy and Harlan Smith.