James G. Perrier age 89 of Grand Rapids formerly of Wabana Township died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Home and Comfort in Coleraine.
James was born March 30, 1930 to Roland and Margaret (McGregor) Perrier in Coleraine, MN. James attended Greenway High School in Coleraine. He married his wife Doreen, July 23, 1955 in Hibbing until her passing in 1984. James was a member of the Veterans Club in Deer River, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. James also built and raced stock cars and owned his own plane. He was a master of all trades including masonry, building numerous homes, gardening and baking.
James was preceded in death by his parents Roland and Margaret, wife of 29 years Doreen, and his siblings, Thomas Perrier and Peggy Rondeau.
He is survived by his children, Linda (David) Smith of Coleraine, MN, James A. (Lynn Wilson) Perrier of Grand Rapids, MN, Julie Jensen of Hill City, MN, 8 grandchildren, David Jr., Eric, Scott, Colton, and Cory Smith, Jennifer Perrier, Jason and Justine Jensen, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel in Coleraine. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Monday, July 15 in the funeral home and will continue Tuesday from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am. Interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Coleraine.
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