In Memory of

Boyd 'Bud' Perrin

March 26, 1930 - February 25, 2016
Boyd 'Bud' Joseph Perrin was born March 26, 1930 in Cherokee, IA, the son of Mary C. (Goodwin) and Delbert D. Perrin. He attended I.C. Catholic School until the 9th grade, and graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1949. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving during the Korean War as an Aviation Machinist's mate, traveling all throughout the Pacific. Bud met his life partner, Barbara Johnson, in 1980, and the two married in 1993. He was co-owner/operator of the Perrin Fur Farm, along with his brothers, Jack and Chuck. He loved being outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or golfing. He also enjoyed snow skiing, and just about any sport that took place in the ocean. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Bud and Barb did a lot of traveling through the years. He just wasn't happy unless he had at least three or four trips in the works. His greatest passion was flying, and he logged in over 3000 hours. He was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Life, to Bud, was one big adventure, and he lived his to the fullest. Bud passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at age 85. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, 'Junebug' (Delbert), Dana and Jack; a sister, Rosemary Roepke; sisters-in-law, Joyce Perrin, Rita Perrin, Lavonne 'Tootie' Perrin and Lanna Brown; brothers-in-law, Bob McGowan, Wayne Roepke, Larry Johnson and Mike Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Barb; step-children: Melinda (Kenneth) Thompson of Sugarland, TX, Lance Mongan of Holstein, IA, Kellie (Mike) Lunning of Vermillion, SD; one brother, Chuck (Dorothy) Perrin of Cherokee, IA; two sisters, Mary Fran Gates of Boynton Beach, FL, and Kathi McGowan of Destin, FL; three sisters-in-law, June Perrin of Cherokee, IA, Linda (Greg) Menke of Primghar, IA, and Genie Martin of Cherokee, IA; his grandchildren, Emma and Hanna Lunning and James Thompson; numerous nieces and nephews; the Wise and Phipps families who were like Bud's second "adopted" families; other relatives and friends.
Private family services will be held at a later date.**
Father Dan Guenther
**There will be a public gathering beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will be present from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, at a later date.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Roger & I wish to send our condolences to the family of Bud Perrin Bud was a great guy! I will keep him in my prayers. I, Pat Leininger, would be a cousin. My mother, MaryRose Perrin Forsythe, was Uncle Del's sister. ”
- Roger & Pat Leininger
Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Bud and I grew up on the same street in Cherokee & were childhood playmates as all kids played games together in those times. It seemed all of the kids ended up at Perrin's to play ball and get together. Those are fond memories.”
- Bob Elfrink
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear about Bud passing. Even though I hadn't seen him in years, he always held a big piece of my heart. Same with Barb.”
- Joyce M. Mueller-Angio
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“You will always be in our thoughts and prayers
Love Joe Nancy and Jim Wise”
- Joe Wise
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Barb, Our sympathy to you at this time.Bud was a great guy and a loyal customer and friend to Don. He will never forget him and his "band" of close friends. May he rest in peace.”
- Don and Shirley Bright
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We have truly lost a dear friend but fond memories of Bud will always be remembered. Thank you for being such a special part of our lives!”
- Jeff & Queta Fishman
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“What a great picture of Bud! Looks like a picture from Hawaii, which is how I always think of him. I always loved his go gett'em fire cracker attitude and can still hear him asking Barb while on a trip to the tropics, 'what do you think there partner'? I'm glad for knowing him, the fun that was had, and will always think of him and you every winter when I wear my cozy mink mittens and ear muff!
Love always ~”
- Trish Menke
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Sending my heartfelt sympathy. Bud was a big part of Verl's and my life. He will be missed!”
- Twyla M. Ritter
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Getting to know you and Bud I cant appreciate enough how you both have made me feel comfortable and welcome to be a part of these yearly family get togethers. I am sad today because I was only given stories at how amazing Bud was as a husband,friend and a human being. I wish I had the chance to know first hand. Because of this and because of your loss I am very sad. I hope that through these times you have support and strength to get through it. If you ever need to just talk to someone who is there to just listen please let me know. Bud seemed like someone I would have looked up to. ”
- Paul G Patricio
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“All my love to Barb and family, may you find peace and love in each other. My heart is with you all.”
- Deanna Winterton
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Barb, our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Jim & Brenda
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Barb and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. I will always have the fond memories of the summer at the lakes, visiting with Bud and family. So sorry for your loss.”
- Joleen M Goergen
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Our thought are with you, Barb. Many memories of uncle Bud, while growing up at the mink ranch. Rest in Peace, Uncle Bud.”
- Diane
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