Willard ‘Jack’ Fredrick Frank Perleberg

Published 9:49 am Monday, January 11, 2016

Willard “Jack” F. Perleberg, 90, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City.

Willard ‘Jack’ Fredrick Frank Perleberg

Willard ‘Jack’ Fredrick Frank Perleberg

Willard F. Perleberg was born on Dec. 6, 1925, in London Township, the son of Martin and Martha (Hensel) Perleberg. He went to country school and then began farming with his family. Jack met his future wife Charlene Clasen through mutual friends. They were united in marriage on Jan. 7, 1950, in Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois. A life-long farmer, Jack was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the London Conservation Club. He played softball and dartball through the church league, coached girls softball and was a member of the Freeborn County Softball Hall of Fame. Jack was an avid snowmobiler and belonged to the Lords of London Snowmobile Club. He liked fishing, hunting, and travel; enjoying trips up north for deer hunting.

Survivors include his special friend Fern Nelson; children: Larry (Okki) Perleberg, Wayne Perleberg, Pauline Perleberg, Bill (Barbara) Perleberg, and Renee (Doane) Perleberg; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces, and nephews.

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Jack was preceded in death by his wife Charlene; daughter Diane; parents; brothers, sisters; nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services for Willard will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle. The Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Interment will be in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.