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Virgil K. Perkins

Services: Saturday, January, 7, 2023, 2:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Virgil Keith Perkins, 84 of Glenwood, Iowa formerly of Pacific Junction, Iowa was born on May 14, 1938 to Martha Arlene Campbell Lutes in Pacific Junction, Iowa. He passed away January 3, 2023 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Virgil graduated from Pacific Junction, Iowa. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force until he was honorably discharged.

Virgil was united in marriage to Marjorie Ann Harless on January 14, 1957. They were blessed with three children, Susan, James Scott and Vicky. Virgil was employed as a custodian for 23 years with the Glenwood Community School System. He was an avid Hawkeye fan, enjoyed traveling, camping and feeding the birds and squirrels.

Preceding Virgil in passing were his parents, sister Alberta Barnes and brother Edwin Perkins. Survivors include his wife Marjorie Perkins of Glenwood, Iowa; children Susan Lincoln of Omaha, Nebraska; James Scott Perkins of Glenwood, Iowa; Vicky (Greg) Van Fosson of Lehigh, Iowa; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, extended relatives and friends.

Interment: Martin Chapel Cemetery, rural Pacific Junction, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.

13 Condolences

  • Polly and Andy Young Posted January 5, 2023 8:32 am

    So sorrow for your loss, Virgil was a very kind and caring man. He drove my bus back in the day and was always on point with the kids. Hugs, prayers and love!!

  • Sarah Biermann Posted January 5, 2023 9:16 am

    My deepest sympathy for your family. Virgil was such a wonderful janitor at Northeast Elementary where I worked as a TA and later as a Substitute Teacher. I considered him to be a friend as well . He always helped me no matter how small the problem.
    Sarah Biermann

  • Jens and Eileen Simonsen Posted January 5, 2023 4:46 pm

    Our condolences to Virgil’s family. We worked with him during his time at Glenwood Schools. He was always helpful, always friendly, and he had pride in his work. We felt he was our friend, and we enjoyed those years working with him. We are so sorry.

  • Carrie James Posted January 5, 2023 4:48 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Virgil when I was teaching at Northeast. I always enjoyed our visits!! RIP Virgil

  • Diane & Dale Malcom Posted January 5, 2023 5:40 pm

    Virgil had a very sweet personality. We send our deepest condolences to to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be missed.

  • ARCHIE PHILLIPS Posted January 5, 2023 6:36 pm

    I have fond memories of my Good friend & cousin!! A very good person!

  • Larry & Lila Green Posted January 5, 2023 8:35 pm

    Sorry to hear about Virgil, he was a good worker and friend, always ready to give a helping hand!!

  • ANNE CHAMBERS Posted January 6, 2023 8:27 am

    Although I didn’t know your Dad, I am so sorry for your loss. It would have been fun getting to know he and your Mom as neighbors here in Sidney.

  • Eldon Prax Posted January 6, 2023 8:41 am

    Virgil was always so kind to everyone. Prayers of comfort for the family.

  • Linda Jens Posted January 6, 2023 2:15 pm

    The years I worked at NE Virgil was the biggest bright spot of the day. He shared the custodial area with our new print shop and was always happy and encouraging every day. He even helped us out if we needed an extra hand. He made every day brighter. He was a good person. Sorry for your loss

  • Steven Grant Posted January 7, 2023 12:03 pm

    Virgil had a great sense of humor. He could get along with anybody. Salt of thee earth person that would do anything for YA! He will be greatly missed by family and friends. I was sad to hear of his passing & send my deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Kathy Simmons Posted January 7, 2023 1:13 pm

    So deeply sorry for your loss

  • Richard D. Barton Posted April 6, 2023 3:37 pm

    The first year the North East Elementary opened I started second grade there. I remember seeing Virgil quietly working as all of us attended class. Fast forward to my junior high years and Virgil caught me and two of my friends soaping the windows at the North East School on Halloween. We only saw his tall shadow walking towards the window as we were soaping. To say he scared the pants off of us is an understatement, I expected to get called into the principles office over it but nothing came of it. I hope this message gives you a smile as it still makes me laugh years later.

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