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Winterrowd Funeral Home
Saturday February 26th, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Saturday February 26th, 2022

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St. Stephen's Cemetery
Saturday February 26th, 2022

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Dale L. Perry

Dale L. Perry, 71, of Streator passed away in Peoria on Friday, (February 18, 2022) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.


A visitation will be held Saturday from 10am – 12noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 12noon at the funeral home.  Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.


Dale was born in Streator, Illinois on July 6, 1950, to Roy and Helen (Armstrong) Perry.


Dale married his high school sweetheart Nancy Gulvas on November 30, 1968, a woman who remained the center of his life for nearly 54 years. Nancy and Dale’s relationship was one that felt like a romance novel from days gone by - the love they shared was inspirational to all who knew them.


Also surviving are, son Scott Perry of Streator, granddaughter, Holly (Frank) Germano of Los Angeles, CA, sisters, Diane Gebhardt and Patricia (Chuck) Cantrell both of Streator and several nieces and nephews.


Dale graduated from Woodland High School in 1968


Dale was a truck driver for nearly 50 years retiring from Luckey Trucking in 2020.  He had a passion for traveling America’s highways and visiting every truck stop along the way. Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr. and Garth Brooks were constant companions, but his nights were filled with life’s greatest music - the love of family.


Above all, Dale considered his son Scott one of his greatest accomplishments. These best pals enjoyed car shows, grilling out and going to the races. His granddaughter Holly, his “sweetie,” to whom he was a hero unlike any other. He not only taught his son and granddaughter to always prepare for life’s variables but to slow down and enjoy the perfectly intimate moments in life, like ice cream on a Sunday afternoon or a cool summer night on the patio. 


Dale leaves behind a legacy of kindness, generosity and patience; one of the last true gentlemen in a modern world. 


Memorials may be made in his name to the American Kidney Foundation.

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A candle was lit in memory of Dale Perry

Kelly Kriocker May 25 2022 8:05 AM

Nancy and family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you all today and each day.

Don and Patty Long Feb 22 2022 2:15 PM

We were saddened to hear the news. He was such a good guy and he will be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family from the Greenwoods

Mary Greenwood Feb 22 2022 10:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Perry

Dave and Georgia Smith Feb 21 2022 5:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Perry

Debbie Tibbles Feb 21 2022 5:47 PM

Friend and High School Teammate. Great care-free personality with a joke always available to lift your spirits. Prayers sent your way. Rest in Peace. Dana Stimpert

Dana Stimpert Feb 21 2022 3:42 PM

Dale was a gentleman and know he will continue to watch over you Nancy, Scott and Holly. Love Nancy & Barry Koppen

Nancy and Barry Koppen Feb 21 2022 2:39 PM

Nancy and family,
We are sorry for the loss of Dale. May he rest in peace

Ken and Terry Hillyer Feb 21 2022 2:10 PM