September 25, 2021

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Ilona (Mueller) Perdue

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On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Ilona (Mueller) Perdue handed absent surrounded by users of her loving relatives. Ilona (Mueller) Perdue was born in Bremen, Germany on December 15, 1928 to Johann Heinrich Mueller and Johanna Margarethe (Kattau) Mueller. She was the youngest of five siblings three sisters and one brother. Her upcoming oldest sibling was 10 many years more mature. Her father died when she was 2 a long time previous of congestive heart failure. She is preceded in loss of life by her partner of 54 many years, Bascom Burton Perdue on December 8,2002. She leaves at the rear of 4 sons and a single daughter, 13 grandchildren, 23 fantastic grandchildren and four great excellent grandchildren. Sons: Burton Perdue, (Kathy) Morgantown, IN Bryan Perdue, (Ann) Allons, TN Mario Perdue, (Pam) Indianapolis, IN and Andre Perdue, (Lisa) Lafollette,TN. Daughter: Carmen Harm, (Sam) Indianapolis, IN
Mom grew up in war torn Germany as fascists arrived to electricity. Her father was previously deceased, so it was largely her and her mother frugally eking out an existence through the war many years, shedding their home for the duration of a bombing raid and getting up residence in bomb shelters during intense allied bombing raids. The memories of individuals formative years shaped her character. The tales she informed of hunting for meals and currently being malnourished all through the remaining many years of the war have been sobering.
When Father met Mom she was a phone operator. They fulfilled as a result of a mutual mate of Dad’s who dated a mate of Mother. Mom did not discuss english and father knew very little german. For the duration of the earliest element of their relationship they communicated via broken english and hand gestures. Mother turned a naturalized American
Citizen on March 12, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana, just a number of several years right after Father returned from Korea. She was a homemaker and a army wife my father served in the armed service for 30 a long time.
Mother cherished doing the job in her flower garden notably observing the hummingbirds battle for territory at the feeders she would set out. She loved a good struggle.
In her ultimate yr on this earth, she struct terror in the hearts of Walmarts greeters when she came barreling down the isles in her motorized cart, often knocking down displays, thoroughly oblivious to her strike and run antics. On her final visit she ripped a bra show out of the wall and never stopped as her daughter-in-regulation attempted frantically to cease her.
Through her past 12 months her speech turned slurred and garbled generating it tricky to converse, especially in excess of the telephone and unachievable when she left out her dentures. Mom was techno-challenged by something that had a remote or buttons. She would frequently sit in her powered recliner quickly transferring up and down in her chair as she pushed the buttons on her chair to change her Tv set stations. She had this sort of issue functioning the Tv set remote that Burton last but not least resorted to super-gluing buttons to make them non-purposeful.
Mother beloved to be surrounded by her stuff, which she insisted experienced excellent price. She had a unique fondness for numerous garden gnomes, which her neighbor Sharon, unbeknownst to her, kindly repainted and restored. They will discover a special position of honor watching around her grave. Following an suitable total of time we will start off disposing of her stuff. Starting tomorrow.
Mother has absent on to be with our Heavenly Father and my earthly Father. We suspect they will both equally have
their fingers full…..
A exclusive many thanks to Tona Martin, Donna Webb and Whitney Clark for their loving care in aiding with Mom for the duration of her closing times and to her neighbors Sharon, Donna and Michael for their kindness, issue and generosity.
Quite a few thanks to Tracy, Genevieve and Molly at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana for their tender loving treatment, assistance and provider to our relatives.
And a exclusive thank you to her daughter-in-regulation Kathy Perdue, who lovingly and unfailingly cared for Mom for 9.5 decades and tended to her each individual have to have. Without having her coordinating Moms everyday things to do and medications, it would not have been doable to honor Mom’s wish to die at home.
A private memorial services will be held for family members and pals at the Perdue Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be built to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th Avenue, Columbus, IN 47201.
Fond reminiscences and expressions of sympathy may perhaps be shared at www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com for the Perdue family members.

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