Morton- Van L. Perkins, 86, of Morton died at 11p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Morton Terrace Care Center.
He was born July 4, 1925, in Chatsworth, Ill., to Ora and Anna (Weisser) Perkins. He married Marily Christianson in January 1951 in Moline, Ill.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Perkins of Morton: three sons, Glen (Sandra) Perkins of Manito, Dennis (Stephanie) Perkins of Morton and David (Kris) Perkins of Peoria; one daughter, Diana (Greg) Louis-Nont of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucille Sternberg of Fairbury, Ill, and wanda Hamm of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Van formerly worked as a highway construction supervisor. He later ownd and operated Monroe Kennel in rural Tremont for 20 years and bred German shepherds. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton.
Cremation was accorded. A graveside service, with burial of the crmated remains, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, at Glendale Cemetery in Washington, where military rites will be conducted. Pastor Jeff Anderson will officiate. There will be no visistation. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements. Online condolences may se sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.