John Perrin

Funeral services Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Roosa officiating
Burial in the Alliance Cemetery.

Lion John Perrin

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John Leroy Perrin, 80, went to be with our Lord on Sunday September 12, 2004.

John was born December 23, 1923 to Spencer and Cora (Rolley) Perrin at Crawford Nebraska. He served in the army during WW II prior to marrying Velda Koch on July 6, 1944 who preceded him in death in 1995.

John married Laona Leisy on June 2, 1996.

John Perrin was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and devoted to the community of Alliance. He served the community in a multitude of elected and volunteer positions including as a charter member of the Lions Club and the Alliance Development Corporation, the Alliance Planning Commission, Masonic Order, Scottish Rite, ambassador for the chamber of commerce, the State Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board of Good Samaritan, planning board of Box Butte General Hospital, and as President of the Board of Governors for Western Nebraska Community College for 15 years. John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon and Trustee.

John founded Perrin Refrigeration in 1948, from which he formed Perrin Manufacturing Inc. in 1978. He taught electrical and refrigeration classes for the Western Nebraska Community College before he served on the College Foundation board where he helped establish a building for the Learning Center.

Survivors include his wife Laona, sons and daughters-in law, John A. and Mary Perrin of Bellevue, NE, Robert Perrin of Omaha, Rex and Diana Perrin of Ellsworth NE. grandchildren Jacy, Ben, Michael, Amanda, Abi, Chris and Tim Perrin and one great grandchild, and Laona's sons and daughters in law Rex and Karen Leisy, Broadwater NE, Ronald Leisy and Cindy of Scottsbluff,NE, Robert and Diane Leisy of Greeley CO, A. Bruce and Karol Leisy of Lincoln, NE. and grandchildren Brenda, Jennifer, Andrew, Justin Missey, Mathieu, Tate, Trent, Kody, and John and 9 grand children, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his first wife Velda, John was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Roosa officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Alliance or to the Gideon Society.

Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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