Richard Elwood Perry, 76, Axtell, Kansas died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Cambridge Place Care Home in Marysville, Kansas.
Richard was born June 14, 1935 the son of Warren Perry and Carrie (Blodgett) Perry in Axtell, Kansas. He graduated from Axtell High School. After graduating he joined the US Army and served from 1954 until 1956 when he was honorably discharged. One of his fondest memories is playing in the Army vs. Navy Game in Hawaii.
Richard married Jerre Ann Stumbo on November 23, 1968 at Axtell, KS. She preceded Richard in death on July 7, 2008. Richard and his family lived in many parts of the United States while he drove truck and moved mobile homes ending up in Stockton, Minnesota. They ran Perry's Mobile Home Service and also managed Prairie Island Campground before retiring to Axtell.
Richard was a member of the United Methodist Church in Axtell and a member of the R. R. Hendricks American Legion Post #214 of Axtell, Kansas.
Richard is survived by his six children, DeaEtta Hertzfeldt of Sparta, Wisconsin, Charlotte Moga, Axtell, Kansas, Charles (Sue) Perry, Stockton, Minnesota, Johnny (Aletha) Perry, Frankfort, Kansas, Warren (Heidi) Perry, Winona, Minnesota and Carrie (Daniel) Schmitz of Beattie, Kansas; 13 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and one sister Thelma Sharp of Michigan;
Funeral services will be Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Axtell, KS. Rev. Norma Jean Miller will conduct the services. Lila Alfers will be the organist and Kelsey Goodwin will sing. Casket bearers are Chris Raider, Robert Goodwin Jr. Nicholas Stenberg, Cody Perry, Larry Selk and Gregory Hertzfeldt. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Full military honors by the R. R. Hendricks American Legion Post #214 of Axtell, Kansas.
A visitation will be held at the Landreth-Popkess Funeral Home in Axtell, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday April 29th.
Memorials are being left to the Richard Perry Memorial Fund, a specific charity will be named at a later date. Memorials may be sent in care of the Landreth-Popkess Funeral Home, PO Box 102, Axtell, Kansas 66403.