Jon Thomas Perl, 57

Published 10:55 am Monday, June 27, 2011

Jon Thomas “Perlie” Perl, 57, of Austin, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester of cancer.

Jon Perl

Jon was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Austin to Norman H. and Mildred S. (Peterson) Perl. He attended Pacelli and Austin High Schools. Jon also attended Southwest Community College in Mankato and received an associate degree in art. He enjoyed sketching, photography and creating beautiful art out of rocks and stones.

Jon worked for the Rochester Post Bulletin and Schmidt Printing in Rochester and Byron.

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Survivors include his daughter, Dacia Bentzin; four grandchildren, Jace, A’Janary, Jaiyana, Jeriun. He also helped to raise Dena and Donia Bentzin. Other survivors include his mother, Mildred Perl of Austin; brothers, David of Austin, Michael (Ann), Manhatten of Kan., Stephen of Mankato; sisters, Carol Jean (Thomas) Krause of Normal, Ill., Mary Jane Johnson of Austin; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Memorial services will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Wednesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.