A Celebration of Life for Jeffrey P. Perhus, age 68, of Albert Lea, will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Moose Lodge, 1623 W. Main St. in Albert Lea. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Jeff died Thursday, January 31, 2019 at his home.
Jeffrey Philip Perhus was born on August 11, 1950 in Brainerd, Minnesota, the son of Philip and Veda (Morland) Perhus. He graduated from Albert Lea High School. On May 1, 2009, Jeff was united in marriage to Jonelle Wasson at the Elks Lodge in Albert Lea. He was a member of Crossroads Church. Jeff was also a member of the Car Club in high school, the Motorcycle Club in Red Wing, and the Elks. He enjoyed reading. Jeff loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as well as family in Oklahoma. He also liked the time he spent with his many friends.
Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Jonelle; four step-children, David (Lana) George of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Kevin (Lisa) George of Carver, Minnesota, Jennifer Wasson of Albert Lea, and John (Christi) Wasson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; mother-in-law, Lena Auld of Ponca City; sisters, Lynn (Gene) Joel of Albert Lea and Jane Perhus of Iowa; brother, Mark Perhus of New Salem, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Allison Wasson, Lanie Jo George, Colt George, Ben Winburn, and Rance Crawford; brother-in-law, Bob (Becky) Hanson; several very special nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Veda; father-in-law, Pete Auld; sister, Carol Hanson; grandparents, aunts and uncles.