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Delbert Gene Perkins

March 7, 1939 — June 11, 2016

Delbert Gene Perkins, age 77, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. He had lived in West Branch, MI for his entire life. Delbert was born to Seaver and Ida (Olsen) Perkins in West Branch on March 7, 1939. He served in the Army from 1963-1965. Delbert married Doris Jackson in Rose City, MI on August 15, 1964. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm in West Branch and raised their family. Delbert coached Little League for 12 years. He also played softball and coached women’s softball as well. He spent time playing hockey at Eddie's Pond at the corner of M-33 & M-55 and enjoyed watching most sports. His granddaughter was the highlight of his life.

Delbert is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Doris Perkins of West Branch; children, Gail (Frank Howey) Perkins of St. Helen and Mary (Bob) Bell of West Branch; granddaughter, Aubrey; sister Betty Blaisus of Royal Oak; sisters in law, Janet Sowmick of West Branch, Clara (John) Pasko of Bay City, and Millie Jackson of Tuscaloosa, AL; and many nieces and nephews including the Perkins girls and Miller kids. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dorothy Miller and Annabelle Schleicher, and brother, Ken Perkins.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Deanna Munson will officiate.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - West Branch

109 East Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 17, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - West Branch

109 East Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661

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