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Forrest W. Perkins
Issue Date: March 19, 2014
Forrest W. Perk Perkins, 82, of Marinette, passed away Friday, March 14.
Born Jan. 11, 1932 in Marinette, to Ralph and Lolita (Richards) Perkins, he graduated from Marinette High School and enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He completed lithographers school and worked as a printer in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and later was assigned to serve aboard the USS Jason in the Pacific based in Guam. After completing his stay in the Navy, he attended college at Stout in Menomonee, Wi., where he married Donna Bartenbach, of Lake Geneva. The couple were married 59 years. He worked many years in the Milwaukee area, eventually returning to Marinette where he built homes for over a decade. He is best known for his business, Perks Cabinetry, which he owned for 35 years before he retired at age 73.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons, Tony (Annette), of Milwaukee and Evan (Linda), of Winona, Minn.; two sisters, Doris Rice, of Friendship and Shirley Borst, of Marion, Ia.; a brother, Richard, of Russellville, Ak. and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph, Jr. and Donald and a sister, Loraine Parczick.
As per request, private services will be held at a later date. If you didnt get Perks price, youre too late! Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.