Marion Perdue
In Memory of
Marion F.
Perdue
1922 - 2018
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Obituary for Marion F. Perdue

Marion Perdue, 95, of Atlantic, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Caring Acres in Anita.

Marion Franklin Perdue was born on March 13, 1922, in Lewis, Iowa, the son of Jesse Franklin and Sadie E. (Purcell) Perdue. He had fond memories of playing football; graduating from Lewis High School in 1940. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Martin on February 8, 1942, in Maryville, Missouri.

On December 14, 1942, Marion enlisted in the United States Army serving until his honorable discharge on November 2, 1945. As Sergeant he served with the 36th “T-Patch” Division in the European Theater as well as other missions; his primary duty was to seek out enemy targets. He was a POW from December 14, 1944, to April 29, 1945.

Marion owned and operated Perdue Electric in Atlantic for over 60 years, in addition to his rental properties. As a landlord he always enjoyed the relationships he made with his tenants. Marion maintained his rentals and continued his outdoor work at home into his 90’s. Marion and Dorothy took many trips through the years, and annually visited the Covered Bridge and Tulip Festivals. One of his most memorable trips was to Lake Louise in Canada. One of the couple’s favorite pastimes was dancing; traveling 100’s of miles at times. Time with family was something he treasured most; making countless memories for his grand kids. He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge, American Legion and a life member of the VFW.

Marion is survived by his daughter, Phyllis (Harold) Scholl; granddaughters, Joni (Rusty) Raper, Gina (Tom) Gettler, Judi Rumple, Julie (Darrell) Jensen and Jyl (Jim) Wightman; great-grandchildren, Sarah (Allen) Lillie, Amy (Bryan) Smith, Tricia Raper, Jason (Hope) Gettler, Steph (Brett) Dorsey, Jessica (Jerrid) Denney, Melissa (Joe) Rumple, Alicia (Damon) Dotson, Justin (Laura) Rumple, Luke (Kayte) McLain, Jacob McLain, Brandon (Casey) Wightman, Nicholas Wightman and Meghan Wightman; 16 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Lynda Martens; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; granddaughter, Jayne Ann Scholl; sisters, Doris Vail, Dale Chubich, Mearl Anderson and Wahline Richardson; brother-in-law, Fred Martin; and nephew, Dennis Paul Richardson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 16th, at the United Church of Christ in Atlantic, with Reverend Nancy Jensen officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church starting at 10:00 a.m.

Burial, with military honors by the Atlantic Color Guard, will be held in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Marion’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com

IN REMEMBRANCE OF

Marion Perdue

BORN
March 13, 1922 - Lewis, Iowa

ENTERED INTO REST
February 13, 2018 - Anita, Iowa
At the age of 95 years, 11 Months

FUNERAL SERVICE
11:00 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018
United Church of Christ - Atlantic, Iowa

OFFICIATING
Reverend Nancy Jensen

MUSICIAN
Heidi Hinman

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
“Lift High the Cross” by the Congregation
“How Great Thou Art”
“On Eagles’ Wings”

CASKET BEARERS
Rusty Raper
Tom Gettler
Brian Rumple
Darrell Jensen
Jim Wightman
Jason Gettler
Luke McLain
Nick Wightman

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Sarah Lillie
Amy Smith
Tricia Raper
Steph Dorsey
Jessica Denney
Melissa Rumple
Alicia Dotson
Justin Rumple
Jacob McLain
Brandon Wightman
Meghan Wightman

INTERMENT
Atlantic Cemetery - Atlantic, Iowa

MILITARY RITES
Atlantic Color Guard

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