Robert E. ‘Bud’ Perkins

Sept. 11, 1928 - Sept. 8, 2008

Robert E. "Bud" Perkins of Waukesha died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 79. He was born Sept. 11, 1928, in the town of Genesee, the son of Elmer and Myrtle (nee Platner) Perkins.

He was a graduate of Waukesha High School in 1946. He married the former Janet Schmocker at the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ on Dec. 3, 1966, where he has been a member for more than 40 years. Bud worked with the Waukesha County Park System, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed gardening, in which he generously shared his produce, playing cards and mowing his lawn. For many years he farmed on Center Road.

Bud will be sadly missed by his wife, Janet of Waukesha, along with their daughters, Nancy (David) Witt of Hartford and Diane (Nicholas) Roethel of Waukesha. He was the dear grandfather of Sara, Emma and Lora Witt, all of Hartford. He is further survived by his aunt, Marie Garity of Wales, and his cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Donald, Bruce and Lloyd.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Sept. 13, at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Gorman officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 1220 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188; or the Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.