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George Perry, Jr.

July 8, 1936 — July 27, 2015

George Perry, Jr.

George Perry, Jr., 79, of Monticello, passed away at 12:34 am, Monday, July 27, 2015 at I. U. Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born on July 8, 1936 in Fort Wayne to the late George and Margaret (Ellison) Perry. On April 15, 1965 he married the former Betty (Heims) Erb and she survives. George graduated from Hammond Clark High School and then entered the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a former truck driver and enjoyed driving. He loved to take short trips and enjoyed Sunday drives every day of the week. George worked as a welder at NIPSCO until he was promoted to supervisor from which he retired after 33 years of service. He liked boating and golf and was a member of Pine View Golf Club. George built his own dune buggy, coached minor and little league baseball and more than anything, cherished time spent with his family. He is survived by four children, Ron Erb of Indianapolis, Toni (Dave) Wineland of Indianapolis, Charley (Shari) Erb of Hilliard, OH, the former Jalayne Perry; three sisters, Phyllis Fedor of Whiting, Barb Pickett of Munster, Mary Belle Krueger; brother, Mike Perry of MN; five grandchildren, Jeff Dawson, Christopher Wineland, Shelbi Wineland, Landon Erb, Helen Erb; and one great-grandchild, Nicholas Dawson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Chuck Perry, and sister, Rosie Pickett. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. Memorial services will be at 7:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home with Don Franklin speaking and Rev. Keith Raderstorf officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be given at www.springerfuneralhome.com.

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