PATRICIA “PAT” I. PERKINS, 81, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late William and Lillian (Rassi) Levy. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. She was also a member of the church choir and volunteered at Central Lutheran School. The IU basketball and Detroit Tiger fan also enjoyed fishing, but most of all she loved spoiling her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Warren; children, Barb (Scott) Feasby, Rick (Renee) Perkins, Doug (Michele) Perkins, Kristi (Jeff) Grubb, all of New Haven, Bob (Cindy) Perkins of Convoy, Ohio, and Kathy (Ron) Strahm of Monroeville; siblings, David (Cindy) Levy of South Carolina and Carol (Dallas) Shoesmith of Battlecreek, Mich.; grandchildren, Meghann, Brandon, Keri, Abby, Matt, Jamie, Zach, Madison, Ian, Kiersten, Katie, Spencer, Paige, Ryan, Alison, and Sara; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Marlene Erb and Joan Scheitlin; and granddaughter, Melissa Perkins. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2014, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Scott Zeckzer officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Central Lutheran School, New Haven or donor’s choice. For online condolences, visit

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