The Village of La Grange mourns the passing of former Village Manager Marlies Perthel on Monday, December 5, 2011. Mrs. Perthel served the Village for nineteen years, holding several positions including Director of Building and Zoning 1989 — 1993 and Village Manager from 1993 — 2004. Mrs. Perthel retired in July 2004.
Village President Elizabeth Asperger remembered Marlies as someone whose passion for family, her work and this Village was ever apparent. “Her contributions to La Grange were numerous, guiding our community through a significant period of growth and redevelopment. Marlies led with a strength of purpose, thoughtful insight and a gentle hand. Her dedication to La Grange helped us become who we are today, and her contributions will long be remembered.”
Flags at Village buildings will be flown at half-staff for the next several days in remembrance of Mrs. Perthel’s service to the Village.