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Perry Marthaller

April 15, 1958 - May 30, 2013


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Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Perry Marthaller

April 15, 1958 - May 30, 2013


Perry Steven Marthaller, 55 of Fargo passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2013, surrounded by family and people who loved him.

 Perry was born April 15, 1958 in Bismarck, ND and raised in Fargo.  He overcame many of the challenges of Downs Syndrome and lived a full, independent, happy life.

He worked at Developmental Work Activity Center until his retirement.  Perry loved music, dancing, laughing, being with his family, having fun with friends and cut a mean Elvis impression.  He touched the lives of many people with his smile and zest for life all the way to the end.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Edna Marthaller. 

He is survived by his devoted brother, Brent Marthaller, and loving sisters, Brenda Sorrels and Carla Friedman, his beloved niece, Jessica Heilman, nephews, Cody Marthaller and Alex Friedman, as well as a great niece and nephew.  He will forever be remembered by countless other friends and caregivers at Fraser Ltd. who were blessed to know him.

Perry will be buried alongside his parents at North Dakota Veterans’ Cemetery in Bismarck, ND. 

Contributions can be made to Fraser Ltd. 2902 University Drive South, Fargo, ND 58103


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  1. Karen deMille Kennedy says:

    West Hollywood CAMy deepest sympathy on Perry’s passing. We all had such lovely times together at Tranquility. I will always remember him for his sweet heart.
    Sending love to all,

  2. Sharon and Glenn Bertsch says:

    Bismarck ND
    Dear Brenda, Brent, and Carla,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    on the death of Perry. He loved all of you
    very much.
    I remember when he was young and Aunt
    Edna told him to go down to the basement
    and clean it up. He came back later and
    was holding his hand out–he wanted $$.
    The boxes that Aunt Edna sent him from
    Phoenix never had quite enough money in
    it either. It was missing another $20.
    We got to see him when we visited Aunt
    Edna in the summers, etc. when she was
    home before heading south. He was
    a sweet, kind soul.
    He lived a long life because of all of your

  3. Maranda Anderson says:

    West Fargo ND
    I worked with Perry for a little over a year & he brought alot of laughter to me in that year. It was always fun to see him smile & dance(like Elvis). When I would go back and visit the house after not working there for a year, Perry would still remember my name & ask for a hug. He was such a special guy. My thoughts are with his family & friends.

  4. Al Neisen says:

    Well done Perry!

  5. Don Dumais says:

    Chandler AzBrenda and Carla,
    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your loving brother, Perry. I remember meeting him on several occasions and he was always so talkative and friendly. I know you both had a special place in your heart for him and I wish you comfort and peace at this difficult time in your lives. I’m sure you have many happy family memories to help carry you through the coming months.
    Your old friend,
    Don Dumais

  6. Shane Stephenson says:

    Fargo ND
    Perry was a wonderful man, I knew Perry for the past two and a half year at Fraser. Perry loved McDonalds, painting birdhouses, wrestling, and going to ND
    SU football games. Perry was very giving and had a smile that was contagious. On many occasions Perry would light up the room with his smile, laughter and Elvis dance that he would do. I miss you so much and my memories of you will live on forever in my heart. Rest in Peace my friend!

  7. Kelly Bouche' says:

    bismarck ndOur prayers are with all the Marthaller family for the loss of your brother Perry from all of the Bouche family your old neighbors from long ago.

  8. Ivy Samson says:

    What a treasure Perry was! It was an absolute honor to know him.

  9. Donna Tabert says:

    Loveland COOur thoughts and prayers to Perry’s brother and sisters and their families. Perry was loved by many.

  10. Rona Modell says:

    I only knew Perry through his loving, devoted sister, Carla. May he find the joy in Heaven as I hope he found here on Earth! PS…would have loved to have seen that Elvis impersonation!

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