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Patsy Perkins

Patsy R. Perkins, age 91, of Lawton, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Bickford Assisted Living of Omaha, Nebraska.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church of Lawton with the Rev. Robert Zellmer officiating.  Burial was at Banner Township Cemetery of Lawton.

The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at

Patsy “Pat” Ruth (Robinson) Perkins was born on July 7, 1927 in Lawton, Iowa. She graduated from high school in the spring of 1945.

She met a handsome young soldier named Russell Perkins who was returning from the war in Europe in the spring of 1946. They were married in September 1947 and a son, Jim, was born the following September.

The family lived in northwest Iowa, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska.

In 1971 Pat purchased a drive-in restaurant, The Eager Beaver in Woodland, Washington, which she successfully ran for 17 years.  She sold The Eager Beaver in July of 1988 and moved back to Lawton, Iowa to be closer to family.

Once returning to Lawton, she became active in the community, joining Bethel Lutheran Church. She also worked part-time at local phone company for over 20 years.

Pat moved to Omaha in November of 2011 to be closer to family and the health care she needed.

She is survived by her son, Jim Perkins (Linda); grandchildren, Joanna Swanson (Keith) and Jake Perkins (Saki); and great-grandchildren, Carl and Lena Swanson and her sister, Mary Andrews (Andy). Additionally, she is survived by six nieces and nephews: Dave Varner (Patti), Bob Varner, Mark Varner (Edna), Debbie Woodbrey, Phil Robinson, and Dan Robinson (Sheri).

Pat is preceded in death by her mother and father, Glen and Helen Robinson; and her brother and sister-in-law, Har and Jan Robinson.

Memorials can be directed to St. Jude Research Hospital for Children.

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