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Janet L. (Averill) Perkins

March 6, 1924 ~ January 27, 2018 (age 93)
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Janet Perkins, age 93, went to be with her Lord surrounded by family, Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was preceded in death by her first husband Donald Chestnut, her second husband Leon Perkins; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Opal (Kenneth) Hendrixson, Dorothy (Vern) McCormick, Roger Douglas and her parents, Clifford and Cecile Averill. She will be lovingly missed by her children, Sandra (Henry) VanderMaas, Bonnie (LaVerne) Berghorst, Scott (Mary) Chestnut, Jan (Matthew) Gilbert; grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa) VanderMaas, Sheri Stora, Keith (Carrie Crittendon) Berghorst, Robert (Ashley) Swainston, John (Kristi) VanderMaas, Deanne (Jarrod) Berends, Grant Chestnut, William-Douglas (Delene) Todd, David Todd; 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, sister, Lorna Douglas and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Janet loved spending time with her family and making memories at the cottage. She cherished time spent with her grandkids. Janet also frequently vacationed with her sisters at the cabin on the Tahquamenon River. She had the gift of hospitality and could make anyone feel welcome.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11am at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home – Dorr Chapel, 4330 18th St. Dorr, MI 49323, with visitation one-hour prior. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery. In honor of Janet and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at

Donations may be made to:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas TX 75244
Tel: 1-877-465-6636

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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