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Jeffrey Coleman Perkins
Jeffrey Coleman Perkins

Jeffrey Coleman Perkins, age 67, passed away on September 22, 2022 at the VA Hospital while surrounded by his family.  He was born on June 21st 1955 in Wisconsin the son of Merle and Doris (Gaines) Perkins.

 Jeff attended Brodhead high school where he graduated in 1973 and then enlisted for Vietnam.  Jeffrey served in the US Army, was a proud veteran. He served in active duty for 2 years during the Vietnam conflict but was stationed in Korea. During his stay he guarded Air Force One where he was awarded the national defense medal for doing so. He was an active member of the Monroe VFW for many years holding many different position titles. He was a very talented organ and accordian player.

 He never read music and played everything by ear. He was a lifelong mechanic which he loved. After retirement he worked at Dicks repair.  Jeffrey enjoyed wood working, fishing, playing cards, shooting pool, enjoying time with his friends and family, fixing things and collecting guns and knives.

 Jeffrey is survived by his daughter, Jessica Perkins of Brodhead and a son, Brandon Perkins of Albany; a sister, Jennifer (Dan) Krahenbuhl of Monroe; 6 grandchildren, Austin, Alexis, Gunner, Kaelyn, Wesson and Dominic; 2 nieces, one nephew and many other relatives and friends.

 Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Doris Perkins. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family in Jeffrey’s memory. 

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead, WI.   A celebration of life will follow later that day at Deb’s Bar in Brodhead from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead is assisting the family with arrangements.