Pedro ‘Pete’ Perales, 83

Pedro “Pete” Perales, 83, of Hartford was Born to Eternal Life surrounded by his living family on Saturday, July 28, 2012. He was born May 16, 1929 in Crystal City, Texas, the son of Roberto and Beatriz (nee Perez) Perales. 

Pete was known to be a very kind and generous man. To him his family always came first, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and sharing humor with everyone. 

Preceded in death by his daughter, Beatrice in 2001, and two infant children, Pedro and Ofilia. 

He is survived by his wife, Ofilia, of Hartford, and his children, Dora (Israel) Acosta of Milwaukee, Peter Perales of Milwaukee, Xavier Perales of Fla., Vickie (James) Nelson of Pardeeville, and Chris (Ron) Mantz of Hubertus, his grandchildren Jessica (Sean) Chou of Illinois, Lincoln Nelson of Missouri, Kristian (Jill) Perales of West Bend, Elizabeth (Andrew) Storey of Michigan, Noah Nelson of Minnesota, Kaleb Perales of Florida, Jordan Mantz of Richfield, Holdan Mantz of Richfield, and Israel Acosta of Milwaukee. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren and a large extended family in California. 

Visitation is Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home, vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Closing of the casket prayers at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home, processing to St. Kilian’s Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Private interment. 

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home – Hartford is serving the family.