Robert “Bob” W. Perron, 77

Robert “Bob” W. Perron, of Stevens Point, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 17, 2024, at the age of 77.

Bob was born July 15, 1946 in Stevens Point to the late Clifford and Evelyn (née Clum) Perron. As a young boy, Bob lost his eyesight; however, that never stopped him from living life to the fullest and experiencing as much of the world as he could.

The family moved to New York during his younger years, and he eventually moved back to Stevens Point, where he held jobs with Community Industries as well as the Opportunity Development Center (ODC). Bob would even volunteer in his community when possible. During his favorite time of year, Christmas, he dedicated many hours as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.

Bob had numerous interests that he learned to enjoy through his other senses. He loved model trains and owned many train sets, enjoying the feel of each car in his hands and carefully placing it on the track. Once complete, he relished the sound of the train clanking its way around the track and the whistle along its journey. Bob enjoyed other sounds as well, such as the sound of his favorite sports teams.

He loved following the Packers and the Brewers, listening to every game on the radio and even attending some in person. While Bob’s ability to be physically active was limited, he made sure to be as active as he could, safely. For many summers, he attended the Wisconsin Lions summer camp.

Most importantly, Bob cherished his family; getting together with his brothers, attending family reunions to visit with extended family, and his favorite; family meals during the holidays. Bob could always feel his family’s love; for him and for each other.

Bob is lovingly survived by his sister, Lori Haessly; his sister-in-law, Barbara Perron; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Evelyn; and his brothers, Gary “Dewey” and Rick Perron.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Stevens Point Health Services, Heartland Hospice, and all those who assisted with Bob’s care at his group homes. Throughout his entire life, there were countless caregivers who had shown him true love, affection and great compassion to which the entire family is deeply appreciative of. Those caregivers often said how much they enjoyed Bob and appreciated his kindness and humor; especially when he greeted them with, “You look really nice today.”

For those wishing to express their sympathies, the family kindly suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be designated in Bob’s name to the family to be used at a later date.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Shuda Plover Funeral Home, 2400 Plover Rd., Plover. Chaplain Brian Iverson will officiate. Friends and family are invited to gather and share memories on Thursday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at the Plover Cemetery.

Shuda Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.shudafuneral.com.