David Perkins, age 71, of LeRoy, MN passed away Monday August 6, 2018 at Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, MN.
Funeral services for David Perkins will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday August 11, 2018 at Grace Christian Church in LeRoy with Pastor Brian Thiel officiating. Burial will take place in the Beaver Cemetery in White Water Township, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Hindt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
David Eugene Perkins was born on January 22, 1947, to Eugene and Lorraine (Andrews) Perkins in St. Cloud, MN. After graduating from high school, David attended St. Cloud State where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. He worked for many years as a computer programmer at IBM, later working for Mayo Clinic in patient transport. On July 10, 1976 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Bloom in Oronoco, MN.
He was very active and enjoyed life to the fullest. David owned half a dozen properties in and around LeRoy that he rented or was in the process of rehabbing. He was an active member in the Grace Christian Church, he chaired the LeRoy Historical Society, David hosted and founded the LeRoy Farmer’s Market on one of his parking lots, and he ran a consignment shop and glass art studio in his LeRoy Center for the Arts. David was an artisan with his love for glass blowing. He also enjoyed genealogy.
David is survived by his children: Lyle (Heather) Spring of Fountain City, WI, Kellie Perkins of Shakopee, MN, and Christina (Josh) Vercruyssen of Spring Valley, WI; 4 grandchildren: Christopher Spring, Stephanie Spring, Sarah Vercruyssen, and Chance Vercruyssen; brother Douglas (Sue Talley) Perkins of Apple Valley, MN; and his dog Hank.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bonnie, and a brother Gerald Perkins.