HAROLD EUGENE PERRINE, of Payne, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert, Ohio. He was born on Sept. 11, 1923, in Payne. On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Rosemary Linder; she passed away on Dec. 8, 2012. Together they shared 65 beautiful years of marriage, faith, and family life. They were members of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church and loved to pray the rosary. Harold served as a member of the United States Army, Private First Class, during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945 with five bronze stars and a good conduct medal. During his time in the military, he served in North Africa and Italy, where he was privileged to meet the Holy Father Pope Pius XII. He retired from International Harvester, Fort Wayne, with over 35 years of service. He enjoyed his retirement years following Notre Dame football and was an avid fan of the young athletes from Wayne Trace High School. Harold made friends wherever he went. Harold will be sadly missed by his children, Susan (Wayne) Smith of Troy, Ohio, Tim (Michele) of Powell, Ohio, Paula (Rick) Wiseman of McCartyville, Ohio, and Kevin (Deb) of Ossian; his wife's siblings, Genevieve Wilson Sr., Helen Linder, OSF, and Sr. Jean Linder, OSF, all of Tiffin, Ohio, Maurice (Vi) Linder of Fort Wayne, and Theresa Baumle and Jim Linder of Payne; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his son, Lynn H. Perrine; mother, Ida Adcock Perrine; and grandparents, Thomas Edmond and Adeline Adcock. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 203 W. Townline, Payne. Viewing is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, with the Rosary recited at 8 p.m., at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 State Route 500, Payne. He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are for Masses or Hands of Hope Paulding Pregnancy Services. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 17, 2013