Alan Joseph Perrizo, age 87, passed away May 6, 2021 in Mapleton, MN of kidney failure. Alan was born December 5, 1933 in Delavan, MN, the son of Henry and Mary (Schwartz) Perrizo, the youngest of 10 children.
Alan lived and farmed on the family farm in Delavan for most of his life. He graduated from Delavan High School in 1951, and married his classmate and lifelong love, Shirley Buegler, on December 9, 1957. In 1980, Alan retired from farming and his son Tim took over the farm. Alan and Shirley moved to Woodland, CA where Alan was the manager of River Garden Farms. He and Shirley made many dear friends during their time in Woodland. In 1995, they officially retired and moved back to the family farm in Delavan, and Alan helped Tim farm up until 2018. Alan spent his last years in the kind care at Heritage Place of Mapleton.
Alan was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Winnebago, MN. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, puzzles, and watching his favorite sports teams, the MN Vikings, and Twins.
He is survived by his children, Timothy (Sue) Perrizo of Delavan, Paul Perrizo of Valley Springs, SD, Jon (Becky) Perrizo of Odebolt, IA, Daniel (Anita) Perrizo of Heron Lake, Sandra (Mike) Kortuem of Mankato, and Jean Perizzo of Delavan; his sister, Phyllis (Harry) Ohanian of Howell, MI; brother-in-law Dean Goodrich of Mankato, MN, and sister-in-law, Ramona Walker of Luverne. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren who lovingly called him “Grandpa Joe”: Catherine of Richfield, Betsy (Ben Nylen) of Brooklyn Center, Stacy (Steve Oveson) of Columbia Heights, Joseph (Lissia Laehn) of Blue Earth, Mitchell (Paige Mogilefsky) of Rochester, Jaydan (Dezi Nielsen) of Mankato, Dani (Will) Melton of Killeen, TX, Zachary (Leah) of Sioux Falls, SD, Andrew (Kacie) of Bloomington, Alex (Ashley) of Grimes, IA, Adam of Heron Lake, David (DJ) of Heron Lake, Matthew Kortuem (Elizabeth Roehm) of Richfield, and Mark Kortuem of Saint Paul; two step-grandchildren: Scott (Diana) Hunt of Payson, UT, and Tony (Dasny) Hunt of Carthage, NY.
And 5 great-grandchildren: Tristan, Grace, Oscar, Miles, Archer and Afton Perrizo; 5 step-great-grandchildren: Allison, Renee, Matthew, Alvaro, Thomas, and Isabella Hunt. And two step-great-great grandchildren.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents, wife, granddaughter Melissa Perrizo, daughter-in-law Gloria Perrizo, brothers Raymond (Irene), Clifford (Blanche), Marvin, Jerome (Almyra), and Eugene (Audrey); sisters Celeste, Veronica (Olin) Longworth, and Delores Goodrich.
Funeral services for Alan will be held at 11am on Friday, May 14, 2021 at SSPP Catholic Church with Father Parrott officiating. Visitation times will be held on Thursday from 4-7pm at Patton funeral home and one hour prior to services at church. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Delavan. Services will be livestreamed at www.pattonfh.com/obituary/alan-perrizo.