Alma H. (Prull) Pergande

Alma H. (Prull) Pergande


Alma H. (Prull) Pergande, 96, of Britt passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the Kanawha Community Home in Kanawha.

Private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Alma H. (Prull) Pergande, the daughter of William and Cora (Marth) Prull, was born in her family farm home Northwest of Britt, Iowa on July 22, 1924.

She loved school, attending small country school Orthel #6 for eight years.  She graduated from Britt High School in 1941 and continued her education at Britt Junior College.

She met Melvin Pergande while attending a Luther League function.  The couple was united in marriage on September 21, 1948 at First Lutheran Church in Britt.  Alma lived her entire married life in Britt raising their four children before she entered the Kanawha Community Home in June of 2015.

Her first and foremost love was being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  Over the years, she did babysitting and worked for several businesses in Britt including the Candy Kitchen, Pantorium Cleaners, Nelson’s Clothing and Donna’s Drapery.

Alma loved Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior.  She was a very active member of First Lutheran Church in Britt, being Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher, making banners, creating bulletin boards and decorating her Easter Tree with her hand painted eggs. Alma was also a volunteer in the community as a Girl Scout leader and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed flower gardening, decorating her home, feeding and watching birds, writing, journaling and reading.  She also took joy in being creative while sewing, knitting, quilting, craft painting and cross stitching, which won many ribbons at the Hancock County Fair.  Most of all she enjoyed time spent with family.

She is survived by her four children Paul (Karen) Pergande of Crystal Lake, Kathi (Roger) Ricklefs of West Des Moines, the twins Mary (Dave) Voss of Forest City and Michael (Bonnie) Pergande of Garner, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin in 2016, her parents, and her five siblings.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me:

Understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. The angel said my place was ready in Heaven far above and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked through Heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home. For God looked down, smiled at me and told me “Welcome Home”. So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart. For every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.

Front of her Bible:

I see the light at the gates of heaven.

I see the Lord there waiting for me.

The gates will open and I will enter .

This is the place I want to be.


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