SIDNEY L. PERRY, 77, of Crooked Lake, formerly of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Born in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1993 from Dana Corporation after over 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling, and most especially loved and cherished his family. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Lesh) Perry; children, Mike (Paula) Perry of Huntertown, Pam (Lynn) LaRue of Columbia City, and Charlene Perry and Matt (Terry) Perry, both of Fort Wayne; brother Ralph (Pat) Perry of Fort Wayne; sister, Teresa Earhart of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Valleta Perry Sr.; sister, Diane Lee; and brother, Edward Perry. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 13733 Wesley Chapel Road, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial in Eel River Cemetery, Allen County. Memorials to The League for the Blind & Disabled.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 9, 2013