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Donald E. Perry

June 25, 1929 ~ August 14, 2013 (age 84)

   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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