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Kathleen Hope Dorr, 60, of Walhalla, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in the Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kathy, the daughter of Mary Ann Pigman and Raymond Perkins, was born October 1, 1953, in Algona, Iowa. She was the youngest of her family of 13 brothers and sisters.

On May 19, 1972, Kathy was united in marriage with Kevin Dorr at St. Francis Xaviar Catholic Church in Belmond, Iowa, and they lived and raised their family together, until Kevin’s passing in 2004.

Kathy moved to Michigan in 2011, to help her sister with health related issues. She loved the woods of Michigan, and getting to know a new area and new friends in her life.

Most often smiling, or laughing, Kathy enjoyed so many things in life. She was a skilled artist, and enjoyed reading, cooking and baking passed-down family recipes. She also loved Iowa gravel roads, searching for cattails, and pheasants.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Heather Dorr, and wife, Michele Nunnally of Saint Paul, MN; son Joshua Dorr and partner Ashley Figgins of Walhalla, MI; sisters June Okland and her partner Emery, of Colusa, CA; Joan Anderson, of Cape Girardeau, MO; and Patricia Penning of Algona, IA; brothers Al Perkins and wife Tina, of Quartzsite, AZ; and Robert Perkins and wife Marilyn, of Britt, IA.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Perkins, and her mother, Mary Ann Perkins; sister Marie Perkins; sister Alice Tabb; brother Delbert Perkins; brother Marvin Perkins; sister Ramona Groebner; brother Jerry Perkins; and brother Ron Perkins.

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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