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Anna M. Perales, age 73 of Columbus, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018. Ann was born in Duluth, MN to the late Simon Whitebird and Kathryn Godfrey. Ann retired from the USDA with over 40 years of dedicated service. Many of her years were spent loyally working in the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). She was a member of the Chisolm Society, Oneida Organization and the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) sponsoring tribal elders. She was passionately active in local, state, and national Native American affairs and culture. Ann was very proud of her Ojibwe and Fond du Lac heritage and avidly researched genealogy. She gave selflessly of herself to others and took great pride in her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by children Sheralyn Brown and Michael Perales; siblings Barbara Jean Oakley, Marian Brown, and Ruth Ann Campbell. Anna is survived by her children Benjamin Perales, Cynthia (James) Moore, Veronica (Jeremy) Martinez, and grandson Brandon Perales; additional grandchildren Mark, Miranda, Erin, Ben, Katie, Ryan, Michael, Kyra, Zachary, and Conor; great-grandchildren Jacob and Aiden; sister Shirley Godfrey; brother Michael (Joyce) Marx; special friends Gwen (Bob) West, Heidi Moore, and Gary Bullock. Anna’s family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday at the Schoedinger Grove City Chapel 3920 Broadway. Prayer Service 3:30 PM Friday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Saturday, June 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 3730 Broadway, Grove City. Rev. Fr. Daniel J. Millisor celebrant. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities - Adult Services 2879 Johnstown Road Columbus, OH 43219. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Anna or watch her life tribute video. Local arrangements will be announced and will be arranged by Souder-Handevidt Funeral & Cremation Service, Cloquet, Minnesota.