August 24, 2016
John K. Perrote, age 69, of Ferryville, WI, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his home. John was born in Wisconsin Rapids on November 16, 1946, the son of the late Donald and Marian (Young) Perrote, Sr. John served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. After being honorably discharged from the military he worked as a logger and owned and operated Perrote Forest Products. In his free time he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. More than anything, John loved spending time with his is family, especially his grandchildren.
John is survived by: seven children, Ellen Perrote of Ferryville, Jonathon Perrote of Onalaska, Rebecca Perrote of CA, Jesse Perrote of La Crosse, Genevieve Perrote of Madison, Eddie Perrote of NY, and Christopher Perrote of CO. He is further survived by six grandchildren, Trevor, Tyler, Tennille, Tamera, Tricia, and Eliza; one great-granddaughter, Therese; as well as brothers and sisters, Donald (Dolores) Perrote, Jr, Marilyn Pecore, Frank (Doreen) Perrote, Faith (Greg) Rutowski, and David (Tamara) Perrote.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward and Richard.
Funeral services will be held at the Zoar Ceremonial Building beginning at noon on Friday until the procession leaves for the cemetery at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Military honors will be conducted by the Veterans of the Menominee Nation. Burial will be in the Zoar Burial Grounds. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.