Marian P. “Zhikwes” Perrote

September 11, 2013

Marian P. “Zhikwes” Perrote

Marian Phyllis Perrote, age 95, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 surrounded by her family.

Marian was born on May 29, 1918 in Arpin, WI, the daughter of Frank and Sarah (Whitepigeon) Young. Marian was one of the original inhabitants of “Pkwakik” Skunk Hill, or Powers Bluff as it is now known. She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and one of the last heritage fluent speakers of the Potawatomi language. Her passing marks the end of an era, with her eldest son Donald now being the only one left who was born at Powers Bluff.

Marian married Donald Perrote in August of 1938. They lived in various places in Wisconsin including the Menominee Indian Reservation for several years. In 1954, Marian became a Christian, and was currently a member of Christ Gospel Church in Antigo, WI. She was a very devout Christian, well known as a fervent prayer warrior. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, especially cherishing her many grandchildren.

Marian is survived by six children, Donald (Dolores) Perrote, Jr., Waupun, John Perrote, Marilyn Pecore, Frank (Doreen) Perrote, Faith (Greg) Rutowski, and David (Tamara) Perrote. She is further survived by 33 beloved grandchildren and 31 beloved great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Frank and Sarah Young, by her husband Donald Perrote, Sr. in 1983; four brothers, Fred Young, Frank “Bill” Young, Jr. LeRoy Young, Orlando Greene, and a sister, Nellie Arndt; two sons, Edward and Richard Perrote; and five grandchildren, Riley, Dion, Destiny, Jenny Lou, and Dawn Marie.

Christian Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W Main Street, Waupun WI, with Pastor Jesse Lovicott officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Mound Cemetery.

Marian’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, Sept 13 at the funeral home from 6 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

(Courtesy of Kohls Community Funeral Home-Waupun, Wis.)