Arthur J. Perra, 91, of Peru passed away at 8:24 a.m. Jan. 10, 2016, in Proctor Hospital, Peoria.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Valentine’s Church, Peru. Monsignor Brian Rejsek will officiate. Burial will be at St. Hyacinth Cemetery, La Salle. Full military rites will be conducted by La Salle/Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. in Burgess Funeral Home, La Salle. Additional visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services Friday in St. Valentine’s Church.
Mr. Perra was born Oct. 25, 1924, in La Salle to Joseph and Theresa (Jendrasek) Perra.
He served in the Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He married Lori Rieker in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 16, 1992.
He worked for Harper-Wyman in Princeton for more than 40 years as tool and die foreman. He was a member of St. Valentine’s Church, the VFW in La Salle and St. Stephen’s Society of La Salle.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Joseph (Cindy) Perra of Peru, Robert (Lisa) Perra of Whittier, Calif., and Arthur Scott Perra of Peru; three daughters, Lynn (Dan) Kuhn of McNabb, Theresa Perra of Peru and Dee Dee Perra of Peru; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.burgessfh.com.