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Dennis Frank Perkinson

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

April 7, 1949 - May 16, 2009

Dennis Frank Perkinson died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 60.

He was born April 7, 1949, to Francis M. and Marvel M. (Ahlgrim) Perkinson in Elgin, Ill.

In 1978, he married June Jamieson and they had three children, Jonathan, Melissa and Philip. Dennis and his family moved to McCook in May of 1985, where he worked as a general laborer.

Dennis often helped at the county fair in the summer working at the children's rides where he enjoyed watching the smiles of the children as they passed by.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, June; daughter, Melissa and two sons, Jonathan and Philip, all residing in McCook. Others include June's brother, Harold Jamieson, two nieces Amanda Yost of Lincoln, Misty and husband Aaron Schmidt of McCook, great-niece Izabella and great-nephew, Nathanial Schmidt of McCook.

Dennis has a surviving brother, Doug Perkinson of Corvallis, Ore.,, sister-in-law, Alice and husband, Robert Yost. Close friends include Jan and Jim McCarville, their children and Tony Murawski.

A memorial service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 411 Elizabeth Lane, McCook.