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George “Bud” Perry 04/19/2017

George Perry websiteGeorge Edward “Bud” Perry of Bismarck, ND passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in River Falls, Wisconsin.  He was born February 15, 1935 to LeRoy and Mabel Perry in Watford City, ND.  He graduated from Watford City High School and Dickinson State College where he was a standout student and athlete.  He received his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of North Dakota.  He married Carol Ann Olson on June 17, 1956.  They had three daughters, Pam, Debbie, and Cindy.  Bud spent most of his life in Bismarck where he taught school at Bismarck High, and Hughes Junior High schools.  In addition to teaching, he coached boy’s golf and basketball, and tutored students at the Charles Hall Youth Home.  Eventually, Bud retired from teaching and he and Carol owned and operated three children’s clothing stores in Bismarck, and Valley City, ND.  Later, Bud became the Executive Director for Charles Hall Youth Services.  Bud spent his final years in Mesa, Arizona and Woodbury, Minnesota where he loved to watch golf and baseball and spend time with his family.  A man of great faith, he was active in his church as well as several charitable organizations.
He is survived by wife, Carol Ann, three daughters, Pam (& Tom) Hoggard: Espanola, New Mexico; Deb (& Ken) Gerhardt: River Falls, Wisconsin; and Cindy Diede: Gilbert, Arizona; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; his sister, Jean Sanford; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy Perry and Mabel Huffman; and his sister, Cheryl White.
A Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11 am at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street River Falls.  Visitation was held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 5-7 pm and on Monday from 10-11 am at the funeral home.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls.  The family prefers memorials to Charles Hall Youth Services, Bismarck, ND.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.


  • Jean Wold Posted April 22, 2017 8:08 pm

    Carol and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. So many memories from our younger days. Please email me your P.O. address. Sincerely Jean

  • Ardell and Tammy Mees Posted April 23, 2017 12:05 am

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. A GREAT Man to all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Leigh Nygard Posted April 23, 2017 1:00 am

    Dear classmate, I mourn with you in the passing of dear Bud. I rejoice with you in the good life you and he had together. You know, Carol, that I understand since I had to say goodbye
    to my dear Judy. I bless you and pray for you and yours. Leigh

  • Sara Woods Posted April 23, 2017 1:34 pm

    We will miss “Bro. Bud”! With all his education and wisdom, he was never too busy to speak to the young children and make them feel loved and special. He made a profound impact on me as a child and also on my daughter, Jaci. She is now 12 and has requested prayer for his health almost every Sunday for the past 5 years. We were blessed by his life, and he will be missed.

  • Karen and Merton Johnsrud Posted April 23, 2017 6:55 pm

    Carol Ann,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Bud was great guy and a wonderful friend. He will be missed
    by so many. His strong faith was important example to all who knew him.

  • Robin Mostad Posted April 24, 2017 2:51 am

    My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. He was a great man and will be missed. God Bless.

  • Al and Linda Ault Posted April 24, 2017 5:56 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. We have so many good memories of times with your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Al and Linda

  • Rebecca Vicha Posted April 25, 2017 2:53 am

    Cindy. Carol Ann Pam and Deb
    So sorry to hear about Bud. I remember what
    Patience he had with all the girls in and out of your home back in Bismarck. So sorry for your loss.
    Becky (Shelton) Vicha

  • Betty, Danielson, Kordonowy Posted April 25, 2017 3:35 am

    Dear Carol and Family, So sad to hear this. Where did all those years go by so fast. I still remember how thrilling it was to see him play Basketball…… seems like such a short time ago, at times. I am sure that you have many good memories, too. So sad, but the future promise, is, we will see him again. It is, a sad time now, though. I am so sorry. Love, B.J.

  • Gordon Fox Posted April 29, 2017 6:03 pm

    So sorry to hear of buds passing . What i remember about Bud was that he had a big st. Bernard dog that used pull him around town. Our prays are with you Gordon and Dorothy fox .

  • Eudell Larsen Posted May 18, 2017 9:19 pm

    I just heard of Bud’s passing and would like to extend my condolences to Carol and their family! I met Bud and Carol a few years ago in Fargo where we had lunch together and discussed ranching, horses, cattle and a rodeo scholarship opportunity for students at Dickinson State University. That scholarship is still in place so Bud is still impacting the lives of young people and will for years to come! What caring and generous people!
    Eudell Larsen

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