In loving memory of

Dorothy Irene Perisho
January 4, 1931 - August 18, 2021

Dorothy Perisho, 90, of Zearing, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Zearing Healthcare Center in Zearing. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Fredregill Funeral Home, in Zearing, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Zearing Christian Church. Burial will follow at the Lincoln Township Cemetery in Zearing, Iowa.
Dorothy was born on January 4, 1931 to Claude and Mable (Kline) Ladd in Iowa Falls. She attended country school in Crystal Lake until 8th grade. Dorothy then attended Forest City High School and graduated with the class of 1949. Following school, she moved to Nevada, Iowa and stayed with extended family. While there she was introduced to Lloyd Perisho. Dorothy and Lloyd were united in marriage on August 24, 1952 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple relocated to the family farm north of Zearing where they began their family together. Dorothy took care of the kids and assisted on the farm. Once the kids had all began school she started working at Tri County State Bank and remained as the Assistant Cashier for 22 year. She then went to work at the National Veterinary Services Lab, where she remained for 10 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Zearing Christian Church and the Zearing Civic Improvement Club. Dorothy's family was her life and she loved spending time with them and attending her grandkids sporting events. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, flowers, sewing, and quilting.
Those left to cherish her loving memories are her children Scott (Peggy) Perisho, Penney (Rick) Reed, Kathy Cook, Doug (Sandy) Perisho, and Robin (Mark) Johnson; grandchildren Jill (Scott) Clayton, Shelley (Josh Knipping) Farris, Crystal (Joel) Reed, Toni (Dustin) Smith, Stacie (Erick) Hill, Jennifer (Mark) Britten, Robbie (Jeff) Anderson, Ryan Reed, Meredith Cook, Mitchell Cook, Amy (Bart) Weldon, Tami (Rich) Corcoran, Wyatt (Breann) Perisho, Dana (Jake) Norman, and Evan Johnson; 23 great-grandchildren; many nieces; and many nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lloyd, siblings Vivian, Evelyn, Robert, Thelma, Ronald, stepsister Glenda.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Dorothy and her family.


Antonia wrote on Aug 25, 2021:

"My sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father has promised we will see loved ones again. Acts 24:15 with heartfelt sympathy. "

Susan M Tjelmeland wrote on Aug 21, 2021:

"I have years of fond memories of living around the block from your family-visiting at your home-riding the bus with all of you-our Mom's sitting together at ball games and sharing my school years with Penney as a classmate and friend. Dorothy was granted wonderful children and grandchildren and blessed with many years of health and independent living! No matter the age it is always difficult to to lose your mother, grandmother! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Sue & Mike Tjelmeland"

clifford Jones wrote on Aug 18, 2021:

"I am so very sorry to read the news. Dorothy was such a blessing to Karen and I during our wonderful time in Zearing. Prayer for all of the family."

Margaret Smith wrote on Aug 18, 2021:

"Always had good conversations with her at Dustin and Toni kids birthday, she was a lovely person, my Sympathy to the family!?"

Nancy Ambrose wrote on Aug 18, 2021:

"Deepest sympathy to her family and everyone that knew this very special lady. Hold tight to all your wonderful memories."