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Wayne Perlenfein

July 07, 1951 - August 13, 2020

Celebration of Wayne's Life - Friday

August 21, 2020
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

August 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Burial - Friday

August 21, 2020

Riverside Cemetery, Fargo

Masks are requried at the Service.


Boulger Funeral Home

Wayne Perlenfein

July 07, 1951 - August 13, 2020


Wayne C. Perlenfein, 69, Fargo passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 at his home.

Wayne was born July 7, 1951 in Fargo, North Dakota to Lloyd and Ethel (Henningsen) Perlenfein. He graduated from Fargo South High School in 1969 with honors, and lettering in swimming. He graduated from NDSU in 1974 with a degree in Architecture. He started out working for several local architecture firms, eventually co-owning his own firm in 1984 (Rogers Perlenfein & Associates) for 15 years. From there he held positions as Principal Architect for USPS, Jurisdiction Executive and Senior Manager for Planning, Design and Construction at the Architect of the Capitol in Washington D.C., as well as managing federal market strategies for classified and unclassified programs and projects with Leo A Daly, URS, HDR, and Perkins+Will. He retired in 2015 when his first grandchild (Bristol) was born.

He loved spending time at the lake whenever possible, traveling the world, taking annual family trips, golfing, reading, and enjoying his retirement spoiling his granddaughter.

He is survived by his son, George (Katie) Perlenfein, granddaughter, Bristol Perlenfein, Fargo, ND; siblings, Jane (Scott) Hoffman, Moorhead, MN, Paulette Renhowe, Bismarck, ND, Lester (Cindy) Perlenfein, Fargo, ND, Lloyd (Cindy) Perlenfein, Apache Junction, AZ; sister-in-law, Deb Perlenfein, West Fargo, ND; brother-in-law, Scott Gilman, Fargo, ND; and 13 nieces and nephews; and 20 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allen, sister Karen, and brother-in-law Bruce.

Celebration of Wayne’s Life: 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 21, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. With visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Wayne’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:

Wayne’s Live Streamed Celebration of Life can be viewed below:


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14 responses to “Wayne Perlenfein”

  1. Martin Ness says:

    Very tough to lose a fellow classmate and Architect. My condolences to George and his family.

  2. Tim Hansen says:

    So sorry to hear about Wayne. I wish I had looked him up since we graduated. He had quite a long list of accomplishments.

  3. Sheri Batesole says:

    George and family: Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you during this difficult time.

  4. Barbara Anderson says:

    Jane and family. So sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. (Barb Buchanan-Anderson)

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  6. Patrick DeLaPointe says:

    Dear George and Family,
    Our sympathy to you and family. Kind of a shock to read about this in the Forum. Wayne was classmate also,
    and Kathy used to babysit you when you where little, and it’s been a while since i used to run into you at Hornbachers. Again, saddened to think Wayne won’t be able to see Grandson grow up……

    Patrick and Kathy D.

  7. Lisa & Steve says:

    George & Katie, you’re in our prayers in these difficult times. So sorry in ‘grandpa’ Wayne‘s passing for Bristol especially. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in all that the family is going through ✝️

  8. Ilene Holden -Clemenson says:

    So sorry for your loss, Lester and Cindy.
    Ours prayers will be with you and family
    Ilene Holden-Clemenson


    Wayne’s family: Sending sincere thoughts and sympathy to all of you during this time of loss. We won’t be able to attend the celebration in person but will take part online. Sincerely, Linda (cousin) and Paul Hansen

  10. Linda Jahner Mutzenberger says:

    George, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Always so hard losing a parent. My thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you and your family at this sad time.

  11. Jim Barnett says:

    George and family. Your loss is also my loss, as he was such a kind and good friend. He loved his family and life. The memories of spending time with Wayne and you are wonderful.

  12. Mark Stousland says:

    I worked in Fargo with Wayne for two years after I graduated from NDSU. Wayne was a great mentor for a young inexperienced architect to be such as myself. Thank you Wayne!

  13. Beth Jones says:

    Our condolences to the Perlenfein family John and I have many fond memories of Wayne but viewed the service online due to Covid 19. .So glad we had lunch with Wayne and my sister Jean at the lakes last summer.
    Our thoughts are with you
    Beth and John Jones

  14. Tasha Drabek says:

    Uncle Wayne..Of all the many blessings great or small. To have an uncle like you, was one of the greatest blessings of all. The family chain is broken now and nothing will feel the same. But, as God takes us one by one the chain will link again. You will be missed so much!! Love Tasha

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