The Mankato Free Press
Eunice V. (Madsen) (Higgins) Perau, age 90 of Mankato, MN, formerly of Austin, MN, died Sunday, January 12, 2014.
Eunice Virginia was born on March 16, 1923 in Spencer, Iowa to Frank M. and Anna (Amsrud) Madsen. Eunice grew up in Austin, MN and attended Austin High School. On December 12, 1952, she married Allan L. Perau. They raised three children in Austin. Allan and Eunice enjoyed fishing, camping, square dancing, cards and exploring the US. They visited every state except Alaska, Hawaii and the New England states.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Allan.
Eunice is survived by her son: Russell (Suzin) Higgins of Bakersfield, CA; two daughters: Peggy (Charles) Draheim of Madison Lake, MN and Connie (Charles) Larsen of Mankato, MN; ten grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 18th at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Austin, MN with the Reverend Thomas Ogilvie officiating. Interment will be at St. Peters Cemetery, Toeterville, IA. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 to 11:00 AM on Saturday morning. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.