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In Memory of Richard Perkins


11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday December 26, 2021
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday December 26, 2021
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

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Richard William Perkins, age 63 of Prescott, died unexpectedly on December 19, 2021. Rick was born on November 18, 1958 to Judy Mabin in Red Wing, MN. He graduated from Ellsworth High School with the class of 1978. Rick married the love of his life Deborah Lytle on November 17, 1979 at Prescott United Church of Christ. Their union blessed them with three children, Chris Perkins, Brian (Janelle) Perkins, and Sarah (Derik) Dahl.

Rick was a dedicated Buccaneers fan and would never miss a game! He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be camping, deer hunting, bean bags, croquet, or going to sporting events. Rick was a dedicated father and grandfather who loved his family endlessly. His family was the light of his life. Rick loved playing cards (Euchre), and any game with Dice. Rick was a skilled craftsman and was specifically proud of his signs he would make while he was “busy” in the garage. Prescott Daze was one of his favorite times of the year. He would volunteer with different events but thoroughly enjoyed going to the car shows, especially with his oldest son, Chris. As you know, Rick was a very social person and loved to see friends and pester them if he could! Honking his horn at everyone’s houses, he drove passed. His goal was to turn those “drive by’s” with a golf cart rather than his precious truck.  Rick had a huge personality that no one could ever forget, and a belly laugh that everyone loved and will be missed.

Rick is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debbie, children: Chris Perkins, Brian (Janelle) Perkins, and Sarah (Derik) Dahl; grandchildren: Bryson, Brigham, Jorie, a new addition coming summer 2022; mother, Judy Carpenter; sister, Tari Carpenter; mother and father-in-law: Robert & Nancy Lytle; stepsiblings: Rick (Lori) Carpenter, Ronnie (Tammy) Carpenter, and Patty Swanson (Dale), along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Duane Carpenter.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the Old Ptacek’s Event Center 1449 Orrin Rd, Prescott, WI 54021. A visitation will start at 11am until the beginning of the service. Pastor Lisa Bodenheim will preside over the services. The family prefers masks to be worn.

Services entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Trusted Cremation Provider of Prescott, www.oconnellfuneralservices.com, 715-262-5404


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  • Rick and I were buddies for a short time before graduation and we lost touch after that…i remember we had a lot of laughs back then.he was a great guy..I am sorry for the loss but happy to see he had a good life with loving family

  • One of my favorite characters that I met in my many years bartending. My condolences to the whole family. He didn’t stop in a lot, but when he did it was memorable. This was a man who truly believed that the sun rose and set on his family. He spoke often about all of you. I felt like I knew his kids despite the fact that I only really know Brian. Hugs to all of you. I haven’t seen him in years but the world is a little dimmer place today knowing he’s not in it.

  • Deb and family- I am so very sorry for your unexpected loss.
    Deb, my heart goes out to you – My prayer is that God will bless you and your family with Family and Friends shining His love and compassion on all of you during this difficult time. Hold on to your faith Deb- the Promises He gives us are true and steadfast and contains reassurance that WE will be together again- restored and whole 💓 Praises for Christmas and Easter the Promises are Neverchanging and TRUE!