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.