Harold Walter Perkins, 86 |
Oct. 13, 1928 -- Sept. 12, 2015
Harold Walter Perkins, 86, also known as “Buddy” or “Perky,” passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2015, surrounded by family.
Harold was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Milwaukee to the late Dorwin and Elizabeth (Muckerheide) Perkins. Harold moved to Kewaskum at around age three and graduated eighth grade from Holy Trinity School and from Kewaskum High School in 1946. Harold worked at Kemps Dairy, formerly known as Kewaskum Dairy, as a delivery driver for 43 years.
On Feb. 23, 1952, Harold was united in marriage to Eileen Schommer at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Eileen preceded Harold in death on Dec. 5, 1993. Eileen and Buddy liked to golf, primarily at the Hon-E-Kor Country Club in Kewaskum. They enjoyed golf vacations as well as traveling to visit their children, grandchildren and many friends.
Harold was a charter member of Hon-E-Kor Country Club, serving as secretary/treasurer of the club for many years. In his early years, he was a bugler with the Kewaskum Drum and Bugle Corps. He played the bugle that his father played in World War I. He enjoyed playing softball at Theimer Dome until he was 72 and loved watching high school sports, especially when his grandchildren played. He enjoyed fishing, Milwaukee Braves and Brewers baseball, Green Bay Packers football and “happy hour,” especially at Inky’s Tap (now known as The 5th Quarter) in Kewaskum. He was a great friend to many and was known as “Papa Buddy” to his grandchildren’s friends.
Those Harold leaves behind to cherish his memory include seven children, Candace Behm, Patrick (Caren) Perkins, Lynne (Ronald) Reigle, Michael (Patricia) Perkins, Timothy (Renee) Perkins, Pamela (Don Straub) Perkins and Tracy (Scott) Amerling; 19 grandchildren, Benjamin (fiance Liz) Perkins, Matthew (Lisa) Perkins, Jason Behm, Brett (Sherri) Behm , Adam (Kristi) Perkins, Megan (Blair) McLinn, Breyan (Nicholas) Skeen, Garrett (Lindsay) Donath, Danielle (Jeremy) Knorr, Eric (Ceann Thuecks) Nass, Sam (Janet) Reigle, Chelsea (Matthew) Schaeffer, Ian Perkins, Maxwell Perkins, Nathaniel Perkins, Zach Amerling, Abby Amerling, Alejandro and Solana Perkins; 14 great-grandchildren (and two on the way); a great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Marilyn Schommer, Viola Lawrenz and Patricia Kirschling; a brother, Marvin (Sue) Perkins; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Harold will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum with the Rev. Edwin Kornath officiating.
The Perkins family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum from 3-7 p.m. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the family are appreciated.
Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.
The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to St. Joseph’s third floor nurses and the staff in the ICU.