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Vernon "Oscar" Perkins


October 6, 2022

Vernon "Oscar" Perkins

April 16, 1960 ~ October 4, 2022 (age 62)

Vernon "Oscar" Perkins, age 62, of Bigfork, MN, formerly of Ponemah, MN, travelled to the spirit world on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at his residence.

Oscar was born on April 16, 1960, in Chicago, IL, to Carolyn Perkins and Francis Funmaker. As a young boy he moved with his family to Ponemah, MN, where he grew up and attended school. Oscar enjoyed music and played the guitar. In his younger years, he loved to play basketball. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Oscar had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh.

He is lovingly remembered by his brother, Stuart Perkins; daughter, Salena King; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

The wake will begin at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, October 10, 2022, at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club in Ponemah and continue until the service at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, with Allen Hardy as spiritual leader. Active casketbearers will be: Donald Charwood, John Charwood, Larry Dow Sr., Edwin Johnson, Gary Lee Johnson, Giniw Charwood. Honorary Casketbearers will be Salena King,Lea Perkins, Steven Perkins, Charlie Perkins, Melinda Spears, Edward Perkins, Pat Perkins, Charlotte Iceman, Curtis Perkins, Debbie (Dow) Beaulieu, Debbie Beaulieu, Cherilyn Johns, Stuart Perkins Sr., Gary Charwood Sr., Maxine Charwood, Donald Charwood, John Charwood, Carol Ann, Ernest Johnson, Edwin Johnson, Linda Dow, Larry Dow, Milly Dow. Burial will be at the Ponemah Community Burial Grounds. Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral and Cremation Service of Walker and Hackensack (


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