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Francis Perlinger - September 16, 2010

Francis Perlinger was born on Nov. 5, 1932 at North Platte, Neb. He was the sixth of nine children born to George and Anna Schram Perlinger. Francis grew up on the farm and attended rural school.
In 1952 Francis was inducted into the United States Air Force. He eventually was stationed in occupied Germany and was later honorably discharged in December of 1955. He was assigned to do cooking duties in the service and developed a skill he used the rest of his life.
Francis was married to Marietta Mazankowski on Jan. 26, 1957 at Hazard, Neb. They made their first home southwest of Paxton, Neb. and in the early 1960s they moved to their farm home northeast of Madrid, Neb. Francis lived the rest of his life on the farm.
He had been in failing health the past several years and died at the Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant, Neb. early Thursday morning, Sept.16, 2010. He had reached the age of 77.
Francis had been an active member of the Paxton St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Paxton American Legion. His family and friends remember his special recipes for sausage and beef jerky.
In addition to his parents, Francis was preceded in death by two sisters Betty Holmstedt and Margie Hayes and one brother Ed Perlinger.
He is survived by his wife, Marietta of Grant; one son Mike and his wife Lori of rural Elsie, Neb. and one daughter Susan McLaughlin of Loveland, Colo.; five grandchildren, Mary McLaughlin, Matthew and his wife Laura McLaughlin, Anne and her husband A.J. Ollanketto, Traci and her husband Tyler Dieckmann and Lindsey Perlinger; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and wife Margaret of rural Elsie and Pat and wife Evelyn of Littleton, Colo.; three sisters, Doris Henvey of Omaha, Agnes and husband Al Kelley of Papillion, Neb.and Donna and husband Gayle Johnson of Woodhull Ill.; many other relatives and friends.
Rosary was recited on Sunday, Sept. 19. at the Paxton St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Sept. 20 at St. Patrick’s Church with Fr. Bryan Ernest, celebrant.
Burial was in the Paxton Cemetery with a flag presentation by the Paxton American Legion.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.