Earl Perkey


Earl L. “Perk” Perkey, 79, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Good Shepherd Home, in Fostoria.

He was born July 1, 1938 in Defiance, Ohio to the late Charles G. and Alice M. (Marchal) Perkey.  He married Anna M. “Annie” Jennings on June 14, 1958 at St. James Lutheran Church, Bradner, Ohio, and she preceded him in death June 1, 2014.

Surviving are three children, Mark Perkey, of Sandusky, OH , Jeffery (Candy)Perkey, of  Spring Grove,IL , and Lori Cassidy, of Findlay, OH ; nine grandchildren, Amanda (Thad)Ver-Wey, Elizabeth Perkey, BreAnn (Jake) Titus, and Jordan (Logan) Benjamin, Trever(Eliza) Thomas, Jennifer Sting, Heather Sting, Sarah (Terry) Rochowiak, Katie Olea, Jessica (Steven) Rochowiak, fourteen great-grandchildren, Avery Ver-Wey, Allison Ver-Wey, Reid Ver-Wey, Aleah, Isabella, Taylor, Riley, Lanee, Makaylee, Addilyn, Olivia, Jadean, Antonio, Jasmine; and a brother, Dennis (Denise) Perkey, of Wayne.

Perk was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria.  He worked in Quality Control with Brush Wellman in Elmore, Ohio for 42 years, retiring in 2000.  In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, walking his dogs, and watching the Detroit Tigers. He served as Little League President in Bradner for 12 years, as an umpire for 10 years, and as a member of the Findlay Umpire Association.

His wife, family, “his Boys”, Duke and Winston, and the Masonic bodies were what brought him the most joy in life. He was a member of the Fostoria Masonic Lodge #288, Garfield Chapter #150, Fostoria Council #90, Commandery DeMolay #9, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, past Sovereign Master AMD,  AMD Blanchard Valley 3221, AMD High 12, Eastern Star Fostoria #94 (Past Patron), District Deputy Grand Master of the 16th Masonic District for 3 years, Secretary of Fostoria Masonic Lodge #288 Council #90, and Chapter #150 and Past Master Fostoria Lodge #288, High Priest Garfield Chapter, and Illustrious Master Garfield Chapter.

Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 pm, on Friday, September 29, 2017 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St. Fostoria, with Masonic services at 7pm.  Funeral services will begin 1pm, on Saturday September 30, 2017, Rev. Dr. Larry Knigga, officiating.  Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery, Wayne.  Memorial contributions may be considered to Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, OH, or Fostoria Masonic Lodge #288.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com






4-8 pm, Friday, September 29, 2017

407 N County Line St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

  Funeral Services

1 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017

407 N County Line St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

  Committal Services & Interment

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Near Wayne, Ohio

Graham Cemetery

  Masonic Services

7 pm, Friday, September 30, 2017

407 N County Line St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

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Melissa Mullins

You do not know me but my name is Melissa Mullins my sister Liz is the DON at GS Home. I just wanted to share what a sweet sweet man Perk was. My kids and I met him at GS home where our aunt is also. He was very taken by my son who is 12 and would talk with him and smile. We had small gathering for my aunts birthday and he joined us for cake. He was always so polite and wanted us to sit before him. A true gentleman! Often he would follow us to the door. Myself, my kids, and my Aunt Mary thought he was so special and we were all saddened by his passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

 Posted October 2, 2017 - 10:24am
Jerry L. Copeland

Message from Chaplain’s office
Remembering: Earl Perkey,
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. To the Perkey family, are in our prayers. God Bless You All.

Jerry L. Copeland Director of Spiritual Life
Good Shepherd Home Fostoria, Ohio

 Posted September 29, 2017 - 10:36am
Karen Keckler

We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I would prefer to share my condolences in person; however, we have company coming tomorrow from out of town and I will be unable to attend either the viewing or the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 10:06pm
Tim Foust

I knew Perk through Brush and Masonic. All around great guy and enjoyed a good conversation with him.

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 9:44pm

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