Obituary: Perry G. Demler Sr., 73, of Branch.

October 26, 2021

Perry Demler

Obituary: Perry G. Demler Sr., 73, of Branch.

Perry G. Demler Sr., 73, of Branch passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021. He was born May 18, 1948 in St. Joseph to George and Esther (Stark) Demler. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1966. 

Perry was a 50-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 525. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, ATV riding, snowmobiling, football, and NASCAR racing. These activities he loved to share with his longtime partner, Cathy VanSickle.

He will be greatly missed by his partner and best friend, Cathy; his son, Perry (Bridget) Demler Jr.; his brother, Loren (Marsha) Demler, Maren (Jueve) Alfaro and children Chloe and Colby; Cathy’s children, Jennifer (Pat) McCarthy, granddaughter, MacKenzie Howe, and son, Kenny (Kristy) VanSickle and his children, Madison and Braxton, and special cousins and longtime friends Londy and Monica Furlo.

Besides his parents, Perry was preceded in death by his brothers, Randy and Keith.

A celebration of Perry’s life will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Perry and Cathy’s home, 216 N. Taylor Rd., Branch starting at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Perry’s name may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Mason County Mutts, or Hospice of Spectrum Health Grand Rapids.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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