Donald Perronne(1932 - 2013)

Donald E. Perronne, 81, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

Donald was born on April 10, 1932, in Sheboygan, son of Paul and Frances (Forster) Perronne. He was a 1950 graduate of Sheboygan Central High School. Donald served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1955. On June 29, 1957, he married Nancy Nagel in Sheboygan. Donald was employed with Kohler Company for 44 years until his retirement in 1995. He worked part-time as a bartender for the Jaycees and the American Club.

Donald was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls, where he served as an usher. He was a 50 year member of American Legion Post #149, a member of the VFW, and a Camp American Legion volunteer. Donald enjoyed bowling, sheepshead, dominoes, and all sports.

Donald in survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy; his daughter Dawn Perronne of Sheboygan; his three sons, Dan (Deb) Perronne of Combined Locks, Derek (Lisa) Perronne of Houston, TX, and Dean Perronne of Barto, PA; two grandchildren, Jon (Brittany) Perronne and Sara (Jesse) Dart; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Aubrey Perronne and one anticipated Dart great grandchild in December; two brothers, Melvin (Marilyn) Perronne of Sheboygan Falls and Kenneth (Roma) Perronne of Sheboygan Falls; two sisters-in-law, Lois Hartenberger of Sheboygan and Betsy (Robert) Blume of Alabama. Donald is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Donald's life will be held at 4:30 pm on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls with Rev. Bob Lotz officiating. Entombment with military honors will take place Tuesday at 11:00 am at Gardens of Peace Mausoleum in the Town of Sheboygan.

Relatives and friends may call at the church from 1:30 pm until the time of Mass at 4:30 pm.

A memorial fund has been established in Donald's name for Blessed Trinity Parish and American Legion Post #149.

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Published in Sheboygan Press on Nov. 9, 2013