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Richard W. Perius, 94, of Langdon, ND, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon.
Richard was born June 25, 1925, in Mt. Carmel, ND, to Edward J. and Rose (Hutton) Perius. He went to school in Mount Carmel for eight years before attending St. Alphonsus High School; he graduated in 1943. Dick married Margaret Hughes at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon on February 2, 1945. They lived and raised their family in Langdon. Dick owned and operated Dick’s Mobile for 39 years. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and farming. He was also a member of the volunteer fire department for many years.
Surviving Dick are his children: Tom (Colleen) Perius, Bob (Elaine) Perius, Patty Mikkelsen, Kathryn (Dennis) Wipperling, Michael (Elizabeth) Perius, Bill (MaryDawn) Perius, David (Joy) Perius, Peggy (Jerry) DuVall, Susan (James) Baird, Paul Perius, Carol (Scott) Frasier, and Jacqueline (Randy) Whited; 31 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Merrill. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, and nine siblings.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, at St, Alphonsus Church in Langdon with a rosary at 9:00 a.m. The mass will be live-streamed on the St. Alphonsus Church’s website at www.stalphonsuslangdon.com and on Askew Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Langdon Meals on Wheels, St. Alphonsus School, St. Alphonsus Church or Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Our condolences to your family. I just happened to come across this website today. Blessings to you all. Rhonda Jones Heyd
Rhonda heyd Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences to the family. Dick was a very special person and friend. He was always so upbeat and I never heard him say a negative thing about anyone. I know God has a special place in Heaven for him.
Laurella Priebnow Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM
Have many fond memories of Dick. Used to laugh at Dick and Brother Eddie's stories they would tell into the late hours at Gerry and Eddie's home. Dick used to wash my windshield of my old pink rambler as I put in $2 worth of gas when I was just driving at the age of 14 at Dick's Mobile. Also, remember all the games Dick would umpire when I was playing baseball growing up in Langdon. Dick used to go Deer Hunting on occasion with my Dad , Jack, and I know they had fun times. RIP Dick. Thinking of you, and condolences to the family. Ray Banasik.
Ray Banasik May 29 2020 12:00 AM
Mark and Julie Perius, Nokomis, FL
InFaith, Hope and Love, it is withour deepestsympathy in the loss of Uncle Dick and condolences to the Perius Family. What wonderful memories flash before my eyes when growing up and taking part of all the get-togethers (parties, weddings and poker etc) with Uncle Dick and Aunt Margie's family.When my Dad, James would hang out with Uncle Dick, and Uncle Eddie, you felt thatthey were part of the Rat Pack. It was like they had there own show, their own comedy hour. They literally owned the stage where ever they went, usually leaving everyone with tears of laughter and joy. As the curtain draws to a close Uncle Dick, you made you mark here on earth, but your Lord and Savior can't wait to wrap you with his loving embrace to see your loving eyes and that gentle smile that you have brought in our hearts. May God Bless You and Bless the Perius Family!
Mark and Julie Perius :) xxxooo!
Mark and Julie Perius May 18 2020 12:00 AM
When the Skonier Family moved into the great unknown of North Dakota, from balmy, green, and slow drawling North Carolina who knew we would find such a welcoming, fun-loving and wonderful family as the Perius Family!? We were truly blessed. I marveled at the Christmas times that I got to be a part of , over at their house. Colorful, loud, love filled, and crazy!...it was great! Mr. Perius was such a good guy. He was always smiling and so easy going. My parents, Jack and Josie, loved him and Margy, and whenever we reminisced about the Langdon years, it was heartwarming to listen to their memories of their great friends. David, your dad was a gem! My sincere condolences to all the Perius Family. Eternal rest grant unto him. Oh Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed ( especially all those who hung out at Tom's ) , rest in peace. Amen!
Karrie Skonier May 18 2020 12:00 AM
Dear Perius Family,
We are thinking of you today and with you in spirit (online) for the beautiful service to celebrate Dick's life. Long live Dick's memory and legacy in each and every one of you.
Bonnie, Nate, Will & Martina May 18 2020 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathies to Aunt Patty and family, as well as all the Perius family. Thinking of you during this time of loss and hoping youll find comfort in your memories.
Deb Mikkelsen-Shuga May 17 2020 12:00 AM
Dick and I were classmates through high school . we always had good times whenever we would meet. our sincere
sympathy to all his family.
Dick Hamann. May 17 2020 12:00 AM
Wishing Peace to all of Dick's family. A true Langdon legend. Rest in peace friend.
Tom Kram, New Brighton, MN May 17 2020 12:00 AM
Not sure where or how to begin, but when you grow up on 5th Street next door to the iconic Perius family In Langdon, ND ...the memories rush in....egg sandwiches, World Series baseball off the front door steps, sleep overs, garden raids, first paying job at Dicks Mobil....cleaning ducks for Dicks friends, like Rush Schroeder, while they went next door for a bump most of the night after the hunt and payment was in the till the next morning....bigger brothers if you needed one like Tommy, Bobby, Mike...some with MILITARY STATUS! and pretty dates if you needed one...and poker GAMES...USUALLY LOST MY SHIRT.....and that is just the tip of the ice berg...all the kids are an example of kindness and generousity and would give you whatever you were in need of cause thats the way they were raised.You were always welcomed there. All the kids are amazing in the way they loved and cared for Dad till the end! You are all amazing And Dick and Margy can be so proud. We salute you all...sorry we can,t be there in any other way than hugs from a distance. Rest In Peace Dick!
Dennis and Jeannie Gendreau May 16 2020 12:00 AM