Robert Perez Sr.
PERU — Robert G. Perez Sr., 75, of Peru went on to be with the Lord, fighting the good fight of faith against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Robert was born Dec. 15, 1937, in DePue to Felipe and Marcos (Salasar) Perez. He married Feye Renee Ellberg on Dec. 29, 1956, in St. Mary’s Church in DePue.
Robert attended DePue Schools. He was employed at American Nickeloid for 47 years and he also worked for Stuart Tree Service. He was the owner of Chico Family Restaurant in Peru. He was a member of Mighty Word Church in LaSalle. He is a past member of the Peru Rescue Station. Robert was a Peru firefighter for 11 years and he is an honorary member of the Liberty Fire Company 1. He was a leader in the Peru Boy Scout Troop 1. He loved cooking, fishing and gardening, and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels. His greatest joy was his children and grandchildren.
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