Perkins, John Haldane
December 29, 1939 – October 7, 2017
Age 77 of Bloomington, passed away with family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol, their children Kim Johnson and Stephanie Burley (Michael) and grandchildren Christina Lill (Ryan), Justin Murphy, Anna Drexl (Michael), Kyle Johnson and Jody Johnson, and seven great-grand-children. His brother Douglas and sisters Karen and Anita live in the British Isles. He was preceded in death by parents Bill and Jean Perkins and sisters Vivian and Sian. John was born in Treherbert, Wales on December 29, 1939, and moved to Minnesota in 1963. He remained a computer programmer throughout his life, finishing his career at Starkey Laboratories. John loved family, music, animals and words. He could often be found fingering a keyboard, petting a cat or solving a crossword puzzle. Memorials preferred “In Memory of John Perkins” to Starkey Hearing Foundation, 6700 Washington Avenue South, Eden Prairie MN 55344. Visitation at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave S., in Bloomington, on Friday, October 13, 4-6 pm. (Published in the Star Tribune on October 10, 2017).