Alise passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 30, 2020.
She was born June 24, 2007 in Kalamazoo the daughter of John and Jennifer (Mena) Perry. Alise attended Plainwell Public Schools through 6th grade and had transferred to Otsego Middle School this past year.
She had a kind, curious and adventurous spirit and enjoyed tinkering and taking things apart. Alise loved all animals, especially her pets, Bella, Delta, Hazel and Sahara. She had a huge heart and was caring towards others, always protecting the underdog. She liked being active in sports and the outdoors and loved the water.
Surviving are her parents, Jennifer (Mark Piersma) Perry and John Perry both of Otsego; 2 sisters, Jordan Perry of Kalamazoo and Kaylee Perry of Otsego; grandparents, Jane and Gorge Mena and Tim and Kandie Perry; aunts and uncles, Angie (Jason) VanDenBerg, Rick (Mallory) Mena, Christina Mena, Sandra (Matthew) Christensen, Steven (Emily) Mena, Corey Mena, Shannon (Jack) Fritz, Joe Perry and Lon Bair along with many cousins.
School friends and classmates may visit with Alise’s family from 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the outdoor pavilion at Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. Family friends may visit stating at 1:00 P.M. until the time of the celebration of life at 2:00 P.M., with Celebrant MaryAnn DeVries officiating.
Everyone attending is encouraged to wear summer attire. Please also wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
Contributions in memory of Alise may be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission or the Animal Rescue Project.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
Sending our deepest sympathy to the family. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael and Chris VanDenBerg
We are so deeply saddened. I treasured the month I got to be Saralise’s 6th grade teacher when her math teacher left. She was a joyous person to be around! Please know that we are holding your family close to our hearts.
Erin Bolda and Family
Joshua and Kate Amaezechi & Family
Our prayers are for the family and friends of Alise, that the Lord would surround them with His love at this difficult time and give them the grace to endure. We are so sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathies and condolence for the family. She was a beautiful girl.
Rest In Paradise Sweet Girl. I will always remember your beautiful smile and our fun conversations when you would visit me in the office.
Mrs. Curtiss ❤️
I am so deeply sorry for your loss Jen. I wish I could hurt for you. I love you and will be holding you in my prayers.
Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your niece. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
Sandy & Larry Huizenga
Our deepest condolences
My heart is broken and many thoughts and prayers go out to all of Alise’s family members. Please know that I am thinking of all of you and have so many memories of her beautiful smile.
Saralise will be missed at OMS. She was such a light to others. Always the first to offer to help to her classmates and quick to share a smile. The art room won’t be the same with out Saralise.
Much love- Mrs. Ernstes
Sorry for you loss. I will miss her at school..
Jen, I’m thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you, your family, and all who knew and loved your daughter.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Rebecca & Heather Peltonen
So very sad, our hearts break for all of you. We have many fond memories of her. Know that you all are in our hearts during this unimaginably difficult time.
I am very sorry for this hard loss to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
David & Sandy LaFountaine
We are saddened with your tragic loss of a beautiful child. We’re keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers as we send our deepest condolences.
I’m sorry for the family’s loss. Sending my condolences.
I am So Sorry for your Loss you will be in My Thoughts and Prayers All You and The Family’s God Be With You All!
My heart goes out to all your family during such a difficult time. Prayers for healing for all of you.
Saralise will be greatly missed at OMS. She was a light to others, always the first to offer to help a classmate and share a smile. The art room won’t be the same without her this year.
Much love- Mrs. Ernstes
Beth Loftus and family
Jen and family, We send love your way.
Sending my heartfelt love and prayers to you, Jen, Kaylee, and the rest of your sweet family. Alise will always be remembered with great fondness, as her smile touched my heart, and is one that will not be forgotten. I am so, so sorry.
Saralise’s smile would light up a room. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Keeping you in my prayers….
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Alise.
Jen, you and the girls are in my prayers. I pray for God to give you all the strength and comfort needed at this very sad time.
Saralise and I used to talk and joke around when she went to Plainwell. My family and I are so sad and send our most heartfelt condolences. I will miss her very much!
Samantha & Maya Holden
Praying for the family, and friends. Not an easy time at all, but you will all continue to be in my prayers! ❤️ My little sister had her in class, a very bright girl.
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your sweet, caring girl. Prayers for comfort and peace.
René Perry O’Driscoll
Thinking of you and praying for you all!
Saralise was such a sweet girl with a beautiful smile! I will never forget her bubbly personality when she would come into the office at Gilkey. I am so, so sorry for your loss and I will keep you all in my prayers.
I am so broken hearted for you and your whole family Jenny. I can’t imagine the pain you all are enduring at this time and want you to know you are in my heart and prayers.
Words can’t express how sorry I am. Saralise was a beautiful girl who will be greatly missed at OMS. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
Kimber Johns (Lindsay Ball)
My daughter knew Alise from school and told me what a sweet girl she was.
It is impossible to find words of comfort during this time of such a great loss.
Will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
She was such a sweet girl, we all will miss her and her gorgeous smile. You all will stay in our prayers. ❤ God has so many good plans for her
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Angie and her entire family. May God bring comfort to Saralise’s parents and the rest of the family. You are all in my prayers.
im very sorry for your loss. with the amount of stuff that has been going on, is awful to lose someone so close to us. while i never really talked to her or got to know her, i really wish i had, she sounds like she was such a nice girl, sending my best wishes to you and your family, along with her friends <33
The Slean Family - Sean,Julie, Anna and Emily
Thinking of you…caring about you…wishing you strength and peace.
I am deeply saddened, and my heart and thoughts go out to all of Alise’s family and friends. As one of my first grade students, she stood out as a kind, confident, warm-hearted young girl who always had a smile on her face and a hug to give. I am so very, very sorry for your loss.
John – I am so sorry for you tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Sending our deepest condolences at such a difficult time may God comfort you all at this time. My son alan was in her class and he said she was always so friendly and encouraged everyone. We are praying for you at this time.
sorry for your loss she was a happy energetic person
My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family Jen.
I pray for God to give you all peace, strength and comfort needed at this very difficult time.
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. I’m praying that you will experience comfort and peace through this difficult time.
Jamie and Mandi Landstra
Jen and family,
My most heartfelt condolences to you all. May you be wrapped in love and support. Jamie and I are sending prayers and thinking about you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this very sad time. I am so very sorry.
Jen – There are no words that can heal the pain you must be feeling. Please know that you, your daughters, your entire family and her friends are in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. May God somehow bring you peace to get through this most difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.
You are in the thoughts and prayers of the Fabri-Kal family. We mourn with you the loss of your beautiful daughter. We pray that you feel our love surrounding you and holding you up. From, Sara, Jessica, Charise
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Jen and family, My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your tragic loss.
Alise was such a sweet girl. She was a great friend and neighbor. Jamie will forever cherish the time they spent together. We are so very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family.
Donna, Shawn, Zack and Jamie
I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and all those who knew and loved your beautiful daughter.
John, So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your Family.
Nate & Jackie Barker
John and Jen, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, family and friends.
Bob & Laura Cochran
Bob and I are so very sorry for your loss. Alise was special to Janae and everyone who knew her.
We are sending our prayers and love to all of you.
There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. My heart goes out to your family.
Michelle Oliveri (Perrigo co-worker)
Praying for you and your family! I’m soooo sorry!
I am so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. My families hearts and greatest sympathies go out to you. From the photos she appeared to be a beautiful young lady filled with joy and ambition. I know it does not offer much solace in this time of grief but If there is anything what so ever that I could do for you or your family, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Jen, my deepest sympathy to you and your daughters. Your family and her friends will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all and bring you peace during this difficult time.
Rest easy hunny. You are loved by so many and will be remembered in the most positive way❤️ I know you’re watching over all of us. Prayers to you’re family ❤️
Christie Pierce & Family & Your Lace Up Family
My heart breaks for you and your family, sharing your sadness and wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time. I hope you feel the circle of Love around you to support you and your girls. My deepest sympathy
I will always remember Alise’s smile, caring ways toward her friends and others. She enjoyed life and school. I am very sorry for your loss. I will always keep you and Alise in my heart mind.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss of your daughter. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jenny and John, The Mena Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. My heartbreaks for all of you during this time, I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Our most heartfelt prayers and sympathy are going out to you all as you grieve the loss of such a sweet soul. Love, Carl & Kathy Genson
Jen and family, I’m so sorry that you are going through this. I can’t begin to imagine the pain that you are carrying. One of the many reasons that I miss seeing you everyday was hearing your stories about your girls. Listening to Alise on the phone, singing or just chatting with you, always made me smile. She was amazing and loved by all who knew her. You are in my thoughts Jen, I pray that you find strength and peace, and know that you have a village that loves you.
Jen and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort and strength for all of you during this very difficult time.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed her smile, quick wit, and energy! She made such a positive impact at OMS during her short time there. She will be missed.
So sorry to hear about such a tragic loss. May God give you the strength to endure the unimaginable pain you and family and friends are going through. Stay strong, know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
hugs and Love,
Misty B Angle
Jen I can’t imagine what you must be going through… My heart breaks for you and your family. Losing a child is something I just cannot comprehend and I wish I had the words to comfort you……. My only hopes are that you trust in the Lord to help you through this……. Lean on your family and friends and please don’t hesitate to reach out. Although I won’t physically be at the memorial, my heart is with you – please know that.
Our prayers are with you and your family. So very sorry ❤️
Dear Kaylee and family,
Words seem inadequate to describe how sorry I am for your loss, which is also a loss to our community and world. Saralise was a joy in my classroom and such a neat kid. She got such a kick out of her name in the different languages. I am heartbroken for you.
My deepest sympathies,
Roger & Susan White-Sutton
We are so sorry for your loss, their are no words that could heal your pain ,thoughts and prayers are with you .
i will miss saralise. i dont know her that well but i was a friend to her she always make me laugh when i talk to her i only got to hang out with her like one but those it was really fun and im greatful i got to meet her and see how kind so was to everyone and im sorry for your loss, so will always be remember by so many for kind heart and sweet personality.
Rob and Cindy Faulk
Jen, Jordan, Kaylee, and family ~ We are so very sorry to hear about Alise. We can only imagine the pain and loss you are feeling at this time. It is our prayer the God of Grace, Peace, and Healing embraces you in His loving arms, lending you His strength as you travel this rough road. With heartfelt condolences, Rob and Cindy
Tim and Kandie Perry
Saralise was always a free spirit. Now her spirit is in the wind, and free as the wind. There will always be an empty spot in our hearts for her. They say time heals all wounds, but this one is a tough one. We’ve all just have to hang in there and take one day at a time.
Kori Posey and Sierra Taylor
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending lots of hugs and prayers to your family. If there is anything Sierra and I can do please let us know.
Saralise will be missed. She was such a kind friend and always cared about others! You guys are in our prayers! ❤️
fly high angel!❤️ you will be missed always! your brightened every moment of everyday at oms your smile was such a light in the darkness! ❤️❤️
Dear Perry family,
I picked up my daughter (Sarah Lagenour) from school today and she said she overheard someone talking about Saralise and how she had passed away. Sarah was heartbroken when she heard the news. I too am heartbroken. Seems like just yesterday our girls were at the indoor inflatable bounce house park. I have pictures and videos of the girls giggling the entire time. She will be missed!
Our family has you all in our prayers.
Sarah and Jaime Lagenour
we all miss you dearly alise..9 months have gone by so fast and we miss you and ur smile so much and how much joy you brought to all of us. still can’t believe it. i hope heaven is treating you greatly pretty girl. thank you for all the memories we had shared❤️
every now and again I am reminded of you saralise, some times I find old messages, or old videos you have made and think about just how wonderful you were to so many unknowing people. I can clearly remember trying to plan something out with your other connections in attempts to show just how selfless you were, it was devastating knowing that the celebration of your life at Memorial Park was celebrated without your bubbly-ness. Rest easy, I will think of you under those trees.
Kristen Lynn-Noel Rogers
Im sorry she had to leave. She was one of few people who brought me in when I was new to plainwell. She was so nice and funny and she cared for everyone. I love her and I hope the best for her family. Im so sorry. I will never forget her. She will always be here with me and I know with others to. I love her and I hope all is good.❤