Stanley A. Perkins
June 6, 1939 ~ September 22, 2014
Stanley Allen Perkins, age 75, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Stanley Allen was born on July 6, 1939 to Joseph and Elzo Ione (Perry) Perkins in Northwood, Iowa. Stan was baptized and confirmed at United Methodist Church in Northwood, IA. He attended Northwood Elementary and Northwood High School and graduated in 1957. Upon graduating, Stan attended Waterloo Barber School from 1957-1958. On September 21, 1958 Stan was united in marriage to Joan Carol Glaser at First Lutheran Church in Northwood, IA. The couple made their home in New Hampton, IA, where they raised three sons, Scott, Chris, and Jon. Stan was employed as a barber at Ed’s Barber Shop from 1959-1967. He then worked for the IA D.O.T. until 2005, retiring as a Tech 3 in March, 2005. Stan enjoyed golf, bowling, yard work, woodworking, coin collecting, and spending time with his family, including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also an avid Hawkeye fan. He was scout master of Troop 48, long-time secretary for the Chickasaw Bowling League, and served on the Chickasaw Wellness Center board and the New Hampton City Council. Stan was a member of the Altar Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he ushered and helped with funeral dinners. He was especially proud of his work as caretaker of the church courtyard. Stan is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joanie of New Hampton; his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Scott (Penny) Perkins of New Hampton, Zachary and Emma; Chris (Jackie) Perkins of New Hampton, Ryan and Leanne (Harper and Ellie), Tara and Corey Hackman (Maycen and Myles); and Jon Perkins and Deanna Perkins of Sheffield, Perry, Peyton and Erika. He is also survived by sisters-in law Mary Bolton, Sue Anderson, and Diann Glaser and brothers-in-law Jerry Glaser and Erbie Anderson. Special family includes Steve, LeeAnne, Tyler, and Alex Schulz, and Lacey and Jaydon Mitchell. He is also survived by his pets, Lexa and Mimi. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Samuel and Lillian Perkins, parents Ione in 1972 and Joseph in 1984, as well as brothers Charles Reindle, Robert Perkins, and Paul Perkins. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Connie Mae Perkins and Delores Hansen. Others include sisters-in-law Helen Reindle, Sandy Perkins and brother-in-law Jesse Bolton. Peanuts, Princess, Rocky and Mellisa were special pets that also preceded Stan in death. The family wishes to thank the staff of Mercy Medical Center, New Hampton and St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester for the wonderful care given to Stan.