Charles Norman Perrel

August 13, 2013

Charles Norman Perrel 79, of Frankfort, IN, died at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his home. Born May 22, 1934 near Michigantown in Clinton County, IN to Taylor & Gayle (Bond) Perrel. His first marriage was to Elizabeth Davis and she preceded him in death on May 4, 1999. He then married Gloria (Jackson) Schoner on February 14, 2002 in Frankfort and she survives. Mr. Perrel was a 1952 graduate of Michigantown High School and took the Ag Short Course at Purdue. He served in the National Guard for 8 years where he attained the rank of Sergeant. A farmer for 25 years, he also worked at Fairground Implement as a service manager for 13 years and owned Eastview Lawn Service for 20 years. Norman enjoyed restoring, repairing and collecting Allis Chalmers tractors and was a member of the Clinton County Antique Machinery Club. Norman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Frankfort. Among his many interests were waterskiing, boating, he enjoyed the Statler Brothers, Overtones and Gaither gospel music videos. He was the founding member of the local Rook Gang and was active for many years in the 4-H Club.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may also visit from 10-11 a.m. Friday August 16th with the services beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Antique Machinery Club, c/o Sharon Ping, 811 E. Washington St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or the First Baptist Church, 301 S. Columbia St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Gloria Perrel of Frankfort, Step-son: James Stephen Schoner of Tempe, AZ, 2 Step-daughters: Julia Ann (Chuck) Marley of Frankfort, Brenda Kay (Tony) Pickering of Frankfort, Brother: Neil (Lynda) Perrel DVM of Muncie, IN, Niece: Kristen (David) Perrel Blankenship of Indianapolis, Nephew: David (Alisa) Perrel of Pendleton, 3 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, and step great granddaughter, Kaylee Warren.


7 Condolences for “Charles Norman Perrel”

  1. Steve & Rhonda Klecz August 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Norm was such a great guy. He will be truly missed. You and he always brought a bright spot to my life when you stopped by the church. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  2. Mary Kay Davis August 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    So sorry to hear about Norman, he was the nicest man you could ever meet. I knew him for more than 25 years and we would do anything for you. I remember just moving out to Forest and did not have a lawn mower and he would come out every week and mow for us, that’s the kind of guy he was. He will be missed.

  3. Chris and Darcy Pippenger August 15, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Gloria, we are so deeply sorry to hear about Norm, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Julie Hatfield August 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Gloria and Doc,
    I’m so saddened to hear of Norm’s passing. He was like an uncle to me for the 20 years that I worked for Doc at Westview. He was such a warm hearted and kind man, he will be sorely missed by all who loved him.

  5. Rhonda Wells August 16, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Gloria, I am so sorry for your loss… my thoughts and prayers are always with you.. Love you…

  6. Chuck Lanman August 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I was sorry to hear of Norms passing. I first met him when I worked on his tv back in the 70’s. I always amazed me how he was able to remember the names of people, even those he met years ago. He was a very sincere and outgoing person. I know those of us who knew him will miss him. I pray that the family finds strength and comfort in the Lord in the coming days and weeks.

  7. Bill Durling August 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. May the memory of the best of him live on in your heart and in your life.

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