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In Memory of Francis and Joyce Perry

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday April 30, 2022
St Paul’s Episcopal Church
502 Co Rd UU in Hudson, WI
Hudson WI

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday April 30, 2022
St Paul’s Episcopal Church
502 Co Rd UU in Hudson, WI
Hudson WI

Francis G. Perry, 82 of Hammond, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Fran was born on August 4, 1939, in Farmington, MN to Orville and Myrtle (Pettit) Perry. Fran married the love of his life, Joyce Palan, on October 3, 1958. Early in their marriage, Fran worked at Purina and multiple side jobs to save money to buy a farm. After renting their first farm in Northfield for a few years, they finally met that goal. In 1971, they purchased a 420 acre dairy farm near Glenwood City, Wisconsin, where they lived, worked, and watched their kids grow into adults. Fran had a trucking business in the late 70s and traveled all over the U.S. delivering hay to MN and WI farmers during the drought years. 

In 1990, they built a home in Hammond, Wisconsin, and settled into small town living – close to kids, grandkids, the golf course, and lakes for fishing. 

Fran worked at Wintergreen for several years, and at Badlands Golf course for 12 years after that.

His hobbies included fishing, golfing, hunting, snowmobiling, and traveling. Most of all, he loved spending time with his growing family. He was skilled in fixing anything electrical or mechanical, and could simply listen to a motor and know what was wrong with it. He collected all kinds of tools and enjoyed designing and building almost anything.

 Fran was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Myrtle (Pettit) Perry; siblings, Donald Perry, Ione Perry, Buzz Perry, Sal Ziemer, Evelyn Fesser, and Jeff Perry; and by many brothers and sisters-in-law.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Palan) Perry; his children, Gordon (Heidi) Perry, Gregory Perry, Kim (David) Ball, and Gene (Denise) Perry; his brother Bernie (Linda) Perry; 

thirteen grandchildren: Shannon Perry, Benjamin Perry, Holly (Tony) Bloom, Casey Perry, Tia (Andrew) Gardner, Tyler Perry, Christine Perry, Tim Perry, Jacob (Marin) Ball, Dayna Ball, Melinda Perry, Stephanie (Matthew) Thompson, and Summer Perry; 

great grandchildren: Mason, Knox, Brynlee, Owen, AJ, Rudi, Dylan, Adeline, Winter, Boone, Devon, Beka, Noelle, and Selah;

and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A combined memorial service will be held for Francis and Joyce at St Paul’s Episcopal Church at 502 Co Rd UU in Hudson, WI on April 30, 2022 with a visitation at 10:00 and service at 11:00 a.m.
The family would like to thank the staff at Red Cedar Canyon and Adoray Home Health for their kind and compassionate care of our dad. 

 

Joyce (Palan) Perry, 81 of Hammond, WI passed away peacefully with family present on Thursday, January 27, 2022. She was born on October 3, 1940 in Dundas, MN to Francis and Chiquita (Thielbar) Palan. Joyce married the love of her life, Francis Perry, on October 3, 1958. Early in their marriage, Joyce worked at Schejeldahl Corporation in Northfield making Skyhook balloons. She transitioned to providing childcare in their home after having kids. Fran and Joyce rented their first farm in Northfield in 1967 and then purchased a 420 acre dairy farm near Glenwood City, Wisconsin in 1971. They worked side by side on the farm and watched their kids grow into adults.

In 1990, they built a home in Hammond, Wisconsin, and settled into small town living – close to kids, grandkids, and the golf course. Joyce earned an Administrative Assistant degree in 1991 from WITC in New Richmond and quickly found a position at 3M. She was well known for her writing and editing skills which were essential to her role supporting research units at 3M and later at Imation. Joyce received several awards for her attention to detail and excellence at work. She retired in 2005.
Joyce loved walking, biking and visiting with anyone that she met along the way. Her hobbies included golfing, snowmobiling, biking, camping and traveling. She was an amazing cook, an avid reader, and valued education and hard work. She had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. Most of all, she loved spending time with family.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Francis, parents, Francis and Chiquita Palan, siblings, Edward, Bonnie, and by many brothers and sisters-in-law.
She is survived by her children: Gordon (Heidi) Perry, Gregory Perry, Kim (David) Ball, and Gene (Denise) Perry; her sisters Jean Jerik and Barb Prigge;
thirteen grandchildren: Shannon Perry, Benjamin Perry, Holly (Tony) Bloom, Casey Perry, Tia (Andrew) Gardner, Tyler Perry, Christine Perry, Tim Perry, Jacob (Marin) Ball, Dayna Ball, Melinda Perry, Stephanie (Matthew) Thompson, and Summer Perry; great grandchildren: Mason, Knox, Brynlee, Owen, AJ, Rudi, Dylan, Devon, Beka, Adeline, Winter, Boone, Noelle, and Selah; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A combined memorial service will be held for Francis and Joyce at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 502 Co Rd UU in Hudson, WI on April 30, 2022 with a visitation at 10:00 and service at 11:00 a.m.
 
The family would like to thank Red Cedar Canyon and Moments Hospice for their loving care of our mom. 

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    • I just wanted to send my deepest sympathy of the passing of Fran and Joyce. I worked with Fran at Christian Comunity Home. I just want say that I loved working with him, he had a great sense of humor, My heart goes out to all of you on the passing of both your father, Fran and your mother, Joyce.
      Blessings,
      Anna Schweitzer