He was born August 4, 1943 in Norwalk, Ohio, to the late Oliver and Ruby (Silcox) Perry. Dennis was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea. He retired from General Motors with 30 years of service, and was a dairy, maple syrup, and crop farmer for many years. He was a member of Firelands Post #2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dennis loved spending time with his family, especially his 5 granddaughters, and also enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Rosalie (Rose) of Norwalk, Ohio, by his daughters and sons in law, Jackie and Jeff Kelley, and Jami and Ken Trost, by his granddaughters, Kirsten, Alaina, and Claire Kelley, and Emma and Lydia Trost. Dennis is also survived by his brother and sister in law, Norb and Barb Perry, and by his sisters in law, Dolores Gdula, and Marge Kish.
To celebrate Dennis’ beautiful life, family and friends may call on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1322 Settlement Road, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Ronald Schock will officiate. Inurnment will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Military Graveside services will be conducted by Ken Burr Bell, Post 41, American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, to your favorite charity, or offer your time, talents, or resources to a person or place in need.
Online condolences may be made by going to http://www.edwalkerefuneralhome.com./