Delores Neibel Perica

East Alton | Thursday, November 17 2011

Delores Neibel Perica, beloved wife of the late Pete Perica, Jr. and daughter of the late Audrey and Elmer Neibel, Sturgis KY, passed away peacefully with her loved ones around her on Thursday, November 17, 2011.   She is survived by her children, Craig and Patti Perica of Blountsville TN, Cindy and Rob Collins of Highland Park IL, Debi Perica of Hallendale Beach FL, and Audrey and Bob Medsker of Cary IL, as well as his grandchildren Erica Dopps Tilvikas, of Zion IL and Lauren and TW Harrison of Greeneville TN and their son, her only great grandchild, Trey.  Delores is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Elmer and Lou Ellen Neibel, of East Alton, IL and their four children and grandchildren.

Delores was born in Sturgis KY and graduated in 1952 from East Alton-Wood River Community High School.After high school, Delores worked as a legal secretary and married in 1955.  After raising her children,she went to work for JC Penney as a home decorator until she retired in 1991. 

Delores was an excellent seamstress and loved to do crafts.  Later in life, she took up the game of golf to play with her husband.  She was a devoted wife and mother and a long term member of the North Alton Southern Baptist church. Visitation will be Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday with Reverend Sonny Renken to officiate.  Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.  Additional information and online guestbook may be found at

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