Walter L. Perkins, 96

Walter L. Perkins, 96, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1011 S. 3rd Avenue, Marshalltown, due to tornado repairs scheduled for Thursday at Anderson Funeral Homes. A visitation will be from 10:30 a.m., until the time of the services, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Dobson Cemetery, rural Garwin, IA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Iowa River Hospice. Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

Walter was born on October 16, 1921, to William and Maude (Petrie) Perkins in Marshalltown. He grew up in Marshalltown and attended Marshalltown schools. Walter served his country during World War II with the United States Army. Part of his time in the service was spent in Newfoundland. After he returned from the war, he was united in marriage to Margaret Scovill on February 2, 1946. They were blessed with two children, Steven and Kenny. He started working for the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway in 1952, retiring from the Chicago and North Western Railroad in 1983. He was a member of the American Legion. Walter had fond memories of time spent in Oakville, IA, with his wife, Margaret, and camping and fishing with family who lived there. He also enjoyed fishing and camping in Decorah, IA, hunting, going to the casino and spending time with family and friends. His only grandchild, Lisa, was very special to him and they spent a lot of time together in her childhood. Walter made sure that people were well fed. He will be remembered for making delicious pies and goodies and sharing them with friends. He always had candy to hand out and on Halloween, he handed out the big candy bars.

Walter is survived by his son, Steven (Marcia) Perkins, of Marshalltown; granddaughter Lisa (Joe) Huff, of Anaheim, CA; great granddaughters Macy and Marin Huff, of Anaheim; special friend Julie Mayer, of Marshalltown; sister-in-law Mary Helen (Jerry) Stanton, of Hutchinson, KS; brother-n-law Robert Scovill, of Marshalltown and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; a son, Kenny Perkins; parents William and Maude; two brothers, Hank (Annabelle) Perkins and Lester (Shirley) Perkins; sister, Violet (Alfred) Eash; brothers-in-law Donald Scovill and Jim (Alice) Scovill and sister-in-law Shirley Scovill.

The family would like to thank Iowa River Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. They would also like to thank Walter’s special friend, Julie, for all that she has done for him.