- A private family service will be held.
Allen F. (Al) Perius, 94, passed away on December 12, 2015 at Eventide Transitional Care Center in Moorhead, MN.
Allen was born June 5, 1921 on a farm near Wales, ND to Ignatius and Mae (Thielen) Perius. He graduated from Hannah High School in 1939.
In 1943, he married Ruth McDonald and the couple lived and worked on the family farm until 1945 when Allen began a forty-one year career with Cloverdale Foods-first, as a route supervisor in Mandan, ND and beginning in 1955, a district sales manager in Minot, ND. He retired in Minot in 1986.
Allen was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Minot, and was one of the founding members of its Parish Council. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks, Moose, and Lion’s Club.
Allen was an avid and enthusiastic sports fan-especially enjoying basketball and football. His favorite season was fall because he always loved and enjoyed hunting with his friends. After retirement, he also loved golfing and playing pool with his friends as well.
Allen had a talent and passion for woodworking, creating numerous pieces of furniture for family and friends. Many of his favorite hours were spent in the shop he built in his backyard.
Survivors include: 2 daughters, Mary (Skip Ristvedt) Henjum, Buffalo, MN; and Jeanne Perius, Bismarck, ND; 4 grandchildren, Daniel (Janet) Henjum, St. Bonifacius, MN; Nancy Henjum and Maggie Henjum, both of Minneapolis, MN; and Juana Perius, Lincoln, ND; and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Joan) Perius, Fargo, ND; 3 sisters, Marie Flynn, West Fargo, ND; Patricia (Gary) Robbins, Ontario, OR; and Marilyn Varney, Libertyville, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; his parents; 2 brothers, Howard and Glen; and sisters, Viola Meyerdirk and Geneva DeBord.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Eventide Transitional Care Center in Moorhead for the kind, loving care given to Allen during his stay with them.