John K. Perkovich
Soldotna, AK resident John K. Perkovich, 63, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at home.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on K-Beach Rd. His family will be officiating. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in his home state of Wisconsin.
John was born Jan. 20, 1955 in Eau Claire, Wis. He attended and graduated from Augusta High School in 1973. He worked mainly in the oilfields of North Dakota, Texas and Alaska. He also farmed, hauled meat and milk, and just about anything else that could be done.
John had been a member of Star of the North Lutheran Church and had changed his membership to Funny River Community Lutheran Church. He enjoyed feeding the community, especially the elderly.
John also enjoyed fishing, hunting, basketball, and his children and grandchildren.
His family wrote, “John never missed an opportunity to help someone out. Often times, we would be walking into a store and he would stop to help someone put groceries in their car and take their cart inside. There is no mistaking this gruff and often times bearded fellow. He did things unorthodox, but he got it done and always achieved the outcome he was looking for. He didn’t take no for an answer, and more times than not, it was his way or the highway. He was a tremendous help to his community, as he would go above and beyond to do what he thought was right. He butchered 89 roadkill moose for 2 different churches and always was giving away food to those who needed it. God took him before he could make his goal of 100 moose butchered and given to those in need. John Perkovich was a legend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”
John was preceded in death by his father, Donald Perkovich, various aunts and uncles, and granddaughter, Arabella.
He is survived by his wife, Tabitha Perkovich of Soldotna, AK; children and their spouses, Bradley Perkovich and Stephanie Heinrich of Kenai, Jessie and Brandon Williams of College Station, Texas, Kimberly and Tyler Carrol of Soldotna, AK, Alea Perkovich and Wilson Gill of College Station, Texas, Travis Perkovich of Soldotna, AK, Colt McDonald of Soldotna, AK, and Harley Perkovich of Nikiski, AK; grandchildren, Jade Williams and Grayson Gill, of College Station, Texas, and Amaziah Bliss of Nikiski; his mother, Dorothy Perkovich of Augusta, Wis.; brothers, Jim Perkovich of Anchor Point, AK, and Joe Perkovich of Fall Creek, Wis.; sister, Carol Myhte, of Augusta, Wis.; uncle, Jim Von Haden of Fall Creek, Wis.; aunts, Barbara Anderson of Stanley, Wis. and Barb Huff of Fall Creek, Wis.; and various nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives.
Condolences may be sent to Tabitha Perkovich, 44066 K-Beach Rd., Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.