George Perszyk, age 82 of Dent, MN died Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Perham Living. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham, MN. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Perham.
George Paul Perszyk was born December 28, 1939, the son of Julian J. and Barbara P. (Rosenthal) Perszyk at St. James Hospital in Perham. He attended country grade school 1-8 at District 237, Edna Township, and graduated from Perham High School in 1958.
George spent three years in the US Army, January 02, 1959 – March 15, 1962, eleven months in the Army Reserve, and twenty-seven years (February 16, 1963 – April 20, 1990) as a member and an employee of the North Dakota Air National Guard (which is known as the Happy Hooligans), as an electronics technician. He retired April 20, 1990.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church where he was an usher and helped distribute communion. He belonged to several organizations over the years: charter member of the Dent Lions Club serving as president and secretary, East Otter Tail Historical Society serving as treasurer, Perham Council of the Knights of Columbus, Lake Area Stamp Society, Air Force Association – Happy Hooligan Chapter at Fargo, ND serving three years as secretary, and the Confederate Air Force, which restores WWII aircraft and other war related items.
George lived on the farm which his grandfather, Paul J. Perszyk settled on 100 years ago, and where his parents lived. He always enjoyed going to auctions and being a collector of many artifacts. George claimed that some would refer to this as being a packrat.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com