Donald E. Perry

Born: Tue., Jun. 25, 1929
Died: Wed., Aug. 14, 2013


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 18, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 19, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

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   Mr. Donald E. Perry, 84, of Payson, Illinois, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday (August 14, 2013) in his home.

   Born June 25, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, Don was the son of Homer Dale and Opal M. Putnam Perry. He married Geneva E. Fuller on August 20, 1961 in Burton, Illinois. She survives.

   Don was a member of the Burton Presbyterian Church until it closed in 2003. He and Geneva then were faithful attendees of Payson Congregational Church. Don was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry, music, photography and model trains. He loved being outdoors working in his yard and was a dedicated blood donor to the American Red Cross Blood Drives. Mr. Perry served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  

   Mr. Perry was employed for many years in cultural production at Kalo Agri-Chemical Inc. He retired in 1991.

   Survivors include his wife, Geneva; a son, Dale R. Perry (Christy) of St. Charles, MO; a daughter, Edna Zanger (Jeff) of Liberty, IL; a brother, Gordon A. Perry (Judy) of Hot Springs Village, AR; a sister in law, Dorothy Perry of San Jose, CA; two brothers in law, Roger Fuller (Loretta) and Marvin Fuller both of Payson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Richard D. Perry and William V. Perry.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson by the Rev. Dennis Gartung.  Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 and Monday morning until the time of services at the funeral home in Payson.

   Memorials may be made to the Payson Congregational Church, Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Salvation Army.

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Jo Schenato
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. jo

Mary Schuttler
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Dale and Christy, So sorry to hear about the passing of Dale's father. You will feel his passing deeply, I know, and he will be sorely missed. Thinking of you both, and your extended family as well. Will be in touch later to speak with you, but know I am thinking of you and praying for you.

Joanne Brady
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Craig, Joanne and Lori.

Thinking of Uncle Don with Love. Grateful for the light he gave to the world! Love and Peace to you all, The Craig Perry Family, Joanne Brady Family, Lori Foley Family

Joanne Brady
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
Geneva, Dale and Christy, Jeff and Edna,
I'm sorry for your papable grief and grateful for Uncle Don's peaceful completion of life's circle. As I shared in our Family spot on Facebook last night, when I saw Don in 2010, we were talking about his weight, and he said "yes he was thin, but it was all muscle and lightening reflexes"! I will always remember him as a joyful spirit.
Peace and Love, Joanne

   Posted Sat August 17, 2013



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