9/19/1954 - 7/18/2022
Gretna - Art was born September 19th, 1954 to parents John and Marion Perina in Staten Island, NY. In 1968 Art relocated to Minnesota with his mom and sister Edith. Art attended and graduated from Battle Lake High School. It was in high school that Art met his lifelong sweetheart in Noreen Boen but wouldn’t successfully win her heart until 1976. Art and Noreen were married on Sept 12th, 1978 in Milbank, MN Together they raised children Rachelle, Joey, Dan, Andrew, & Kristi. They relocated to Whitefish, Montana in 1982 to help family operate the Whitefish Dairy Queen. Art and Noreen moved the family to Gretna, NE in 1997 where Art would live out his remaining 25 years. Some would say the man never could be fully removed from the mountains as he missed Montana very much. Through the years trucking was a long term fixture in Art’s career. He spent upwards of 35 years in long haul trucking culminating in the ownership of his own business Perina Custom Hauling until his health took him away from the road. Art also worked for the Gretna Public Schools as a custodian for approximately 3 years. In life, Art was driven by the knowledge of his risen savior Jesus Christ and he was dedicated to glorifying his Lord. It was his great joy to earn a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. Arthur Prall Perina was a treasure to know in life and though missed dearly in death all can rejoice at the knowledge that he opened his eyes to worship in the presence of God on July 18th, 2022. Preceding Art in death are his parents John and Marion Perina, sister Joan Ryckman, brother John , brother Robert Sr., brother in law Raymond Ryckman, brother in law Lou Swigert, sister in law Beverly Perina, nephew Earrol Ryckman, niece Shirley Ryckman, nephew Robert Perina Jr. He is survived by his wife Noreen, children Rachelle , Joey , Dan , Andrew and Kristi . 22 grandchildren Amanda , Bryar , Brandon, Brittney , Nate , Ashton , Lilli, Cameron, Kaden, Emily, Sydney, Isabella, Riley, Pypre, Cole, Avery, Kinley, Jazmyn, Titus, Aspen, Caleb and Kase. 5 great grandchildren Holly, Atlas, Blair, Leighton, and Jordyn
Visitation Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Roeder Mortuary. Memorial Service 11:00 AM Saturday at Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone Gretna, Nebraska 68028,
Memorials to the family to be designated later.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone - Gretna, NE