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In Memory

Kenneth V. Perrault

Kenneth Verdell Perrault
March 20, 1944 - October 19, 2023


Kenneth Verdell Perrault "Majiigabow" passed away on Oct. 19, 2023. His Loving wife of 52 years, Evelyn was by his side. Kenneth was born March 20, 1944, in White Earth, Minn.

Kenneth grew up in Deer River, Minn., where he graduated high school in 1962. Immediately upon graduating he joined the United States Marines. He served from 1962 until 1965, he was stationed on the USS Oriskany off the shores of Vietnam during the war.

After being discharged from the Marines he worked for Electric Machinery and for the U.S. Geological Survey.

On Oct. 30, 1971, he married his soul mate Evelyn (Bullock). Also, in that year he got a job with Great Lakes Gas, and in 1976 he was recruited to work for Alyeska Pipeline Company. He worked for them for 23 years as a pump station supervisor.

He retired in 1999 and they moved to Cass Lake, Minn. He was a proud member of the post 2001 of the American Legion and the Leech Lake Honor Guard; he was the post commander from 2002-2006. He served on the parish council at St. Theodores church in Laporte, Minn. and was Chairman of Kateri Tekakwitha from 2004-2012. At St. Charles, Ken and Evelyn were able to go to Rome, Italy for the Canonization Ceremony for Kateri Tekakwitha in October of 2012.

Those greeting Ken in the Spirit World are his mother, Veryl "Scotty" Perrault; father, Roland "Bud" Perrault; sister, Cheryl Churchill; brothers, William Perrault and Mark Perrault.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Evelyn Perrault; son, Kevin Perrault; daughter, Stepanie (Mike) Kurtzweil; brother, Richard (Lynn) Perrault; sister, Cindy (Keith) Kuck; grandchildren, Bradley (Judy) Kurtzweil, Brandon Kurtzweil, Brianna (Edward) McGowen, and Kodi Perrault.

A wake for Kenneth will begin on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN and continue until his Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Catholic Church, Cass Lake, MN, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the church. Those helping to lay Ken to rest are the Leech Lake Honor Guard from American Legion Post 2001. Honorary pallbearers are all his family and friends.

Kens care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, Minnesota. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com

Northern Peace Funeral Home, Walker, Minnesota

Published in Anchorage Daily News on October 25


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10/29/23 09:24 AM #1    

Bill Howitt

I always enjoyed working with Ken. He was diligent and dependable. Sorry to see him go but it appears that he had a good retirement. Rest in peace.

11/02/23 10:18 PM #2    

Harold Anderson

Sorry to hear of Ken's passing.  I appreciated and enjoyed working with Ken, and never had to guess about what he was saying.  I'm glad that he recognized the importance of retirement and spending time with his special people. RIP Ken.

01/04/24 09:18 AM #3    

Cathy Girard

I'm very late in contributing a comment but still feel the need to say something about Ken.  I worked with Ken at PS01 when he was a Pump Station Supervisor. At that time of my life, a quiet manager was intimidating to me but I came to later realize that Ken's quiet was rooted in his confidence, listening skills, and wisdom. His door was always open to me and his slight smile was endearing. When you really tickled him he had a beaming grin that made others laugh along with him. He was a measured and thoughtful leader who knew his role: technically, culturally, emotionally.  I was sad to read of his passing but smiled when I saw how much his family and community loved him. 

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