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Perle Tjaden

November 17, 1922 — May 5, 2017

Perle E. Tjaden 94 of Minonk, formerly of Dana, passed away at 9:05pm on May 05, 2017 at Heritage Health of Minonk.
She was born on November 17, 1922 in Rochelle, IL to the late Harris and Mabel (Baker) Thorp. She married Louis J. Tjaden on November 15, 1940 in Kansas City, MO. He preceded her in death in June of 1980. Perle was also preceded in death by one son Dennis, three brothers and two sisters.
Perle is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Douglas) Welch of Normal; one son, Royce Tjaden of Minonk; two grandchildren, Roxanne (Dom) DeGrammont of Anaheim Hills, Ca and Greg Broquard of Washington DC; Five Great Grandchildren Tim, Andy & Robert Hinger, and Natalie & Samantha Broquard.
Perle worked as a waitress for many years in Dana, Minonk, Rutland, Flanagan, and Streator. She was a member of the Minonk United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She loved to travel and meet new people. She left a lasting memory on everyone she met. Perle enjoyed spending time with her family the most.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11am on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral home in Minonk, IL. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 am at St Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery in Benson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Minonk.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at


MAY 10. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760-1076

Graveside service

MAY 10. 11:30 AM (CDT)

St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery
Benson, IL

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