Peter J. Perkins, 86, formerly of Alexandria and Osakis, died peacefully on September 9, 2013 in Spicewood, Texas.
Pete was born November 18, 1926 in Sebeka to Fred L. and Claudia M. (Fitzpatrick) Perkins. He moved to Lakeway, Texas in 1985 and worked at a Lakeway golf course for 25 years.
Pete graduated from Central High School in Alexandria with the class of 1943, served on a submarine in the U.S. Navy, and attended the University of Minnesota where he lettered in wrestling and boxing. Pete also boxed in the Navy.
Pete and Patricia J. (Olson) Perkins married in 1950 and had four children during their 21-year marriage. Pete and Pat remained in touch and continued to enjoy getting together with their children and families until Pete's death.
Pete was survived by Patricia Perkins; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Monica Perkins of Spicewood, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Teri Perkins and David Rosenbaum of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughter and son-in-law Lori (Perkins) and John (Jack) Geris of Alexandria; son John Hawkes of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren, Kristin (Geris) and Kristopher Klemenhagen of Alexandria, Kodi (Geris) and Craig Schroeder of Fargo, North Dakota, Jacob Geris of Minneapolis, Tracy (Rosenbaum and Alex Georgiou of New York, New York, Bailey Perkins of Austin, Texas, Kate Rosenbaum of Omaha, Nebraska, Peter Perkins of Spicewood; and great-grandchildren, Hanah Hansen of Alexandria, Carter Herman of Fargo, Sophie Herman of Fargo, Hadlee Hansen of Alexandria, Holden Hansen of Alexandria, Gracie Schroeder of Fargo, and Finley Klemenhagen of Alexandria.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Fred Perkins Jr.
Pete loved his family and friends, his one o'clock Lakeway golf group, golfing with Minnesota friends, living in the Texas Hill Country, taking care of his chickens and checking the chicken coop for fresh eggs.
As Pete requested, family and friends gathered on Saturday, October 5 at Scott and Monica's home in Spicewood to remember him (and talk some golf). We'll miss him.