Adolph Mario Peressini, 94, of Great Falls, a retired business owner and mechanic, died of natural causes Sunday, May 27, at a local care facility.
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His funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial to follow in Highland Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Adolph Mario Peressini was born on Jan. 22, 1918, to Guisseppe and Selene Peressini in Great Falls. He graduated from Great Falls High School in 1936. He married Ethyl Mans in Fort Benton in 1942. Ethyl passed away in October of 1963. Adolph then married Beverly Jean Buehler in 1979. Adolph began as an apprentice mechanic at Swain's Spring Service at the age of 16. He later became co-owner of Swain's until he retired at the age of 72.
Adolph was an active participant in the Democratic party and the Machinist's Labor Union. He enjoyed traveling, attending local theater productions and concerts, spending time with family and long goodbyes. He loved his apple trees, Holter Lake, photography/videography and could fix anything. Aldoph enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a life-long learner.
Adolph is survived by his wife, Beverly Jean Peressini of Great Falls; daughters Marilynn Peressini Carlson of Stillwater, Minn., and Vickie Peressini (Jon) Reif of Kelso, Wash.; stepdaughter Bernadette (Steve) Bankhead of Great Falls; stepson Russell (Gina) Buehler of Klamath Falls, Ore.; grandchildren Casey (Kathy) Carlson and Corey (Mary Alice) Carlson of Woodbury, Minn., Kevin Reif of Vancouver, Wash., Charles (Rachel) Reif of Indianapolis, Michelle (Steve) Harper of Bellevue, Wash., Eric Faris of Tacoma, Wash., and Ben (Alexis) Buehler of Vancouver; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guisseppe and Selene Peressini; brothers Reno and Gino Peressini; sisters Gemma Froehlich and Esther Thompson; wife Ethyl Peressini; good friends Vernell "Dinky" Dimszoff and Bob and Alice Swain; brother-in-law Earl Thompson and sister-in-law Violet Peressini.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adolph's name to First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 726 2nd Ave. N., Great Falls, MT 59401 or to the Salvation Army, 1000 17th Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405.
Condolences may be posted online at www.schniderfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 29, 2012