Sept. 5, 1961-May 12, 2o1o
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Michael Craig Perdue, age 48, died at his home in Cambridge on May 12, 2010. He was born in Cambridge, Nebraska on Sept. 5, 1961, to Donald and V. Suzanne (Andre) Perdue. Mike's mom, Suzie, died in 1968. He then went to live with his grandparents Dave and Virginia Andre in Wilsonville. Mike attended and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1979. Mike married Julie Wier on July 4, 1989. To this union two children were born, Grace and Jack.
Mike had an avid love for the out-of-doors, hunting and fishing. His grandfather Dave was an excellent fisherman and taught Mike everything he knew about fishing. Mike spent many hours in the field hunting with friends. He spent many days and nights fishing, camping at the Harry Strunk Lake. Mike would take his Jon Boat out and run setlines on the Medicine creek in the spring, catch walleye and wipers from the rocks or just the bank in all kinds of weather. He knew where the islands and all the spots the fish would be. He could catch fish when no one else could.
Mike drove a semi as an over-the-road trucker for several years. He also worked for Brooks construction of Bartley. Mike was an excellent mechanic, but don't judge him by the vehicles he drove. He worked as a mechanic for many of the local dealers. He worked for Bellamy Implement in Arapahoe as a tractor mechanic. He has also done body and fender for the Cambridge Body Shop and this winter worked as a carpenter for Groshong Construction. Mike was a man you took your vehicle to, to troubleshoot a problem. He could find the tick in your car and fix it. There was not much Mike could not do when it came to mechanical work on a car or truck.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents Suzanne in 1968 and Don in 2001; grandparents, Dave Andre, Clark "Stub" and Ethel Perdue.
Mike is survived by his children, Grace of Lincoln and Jack of Cambridge; grandmother, Virginia Andre of Cambridge; and one sister, Cindy of Norco, California; aunts; uncles; and a lot of friends, hunting and fishing buddies.
A gathering was held at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Brian Perry conducted the gathering. A private family scattering will take place at a later date.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.