|(Saturday - November
28, 2020) - Henry R. Peronto, Jr., age 90, of Iron Mountain, passed away
peacefully on Saturday, November 21, at Freeman Nursing and
Hank was born April 20, 1930, in Iron
Mountain, the son of the late Henry Sr. and Lottie (Cootware) Peronto.
He attended Iron Mountain High School, graduating in 1949. After
graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corp for a brief time.
Hank's working career began locally with the Perfix Company. He then
worked as an over the road truck driver for Clairmont Transfer for 30
years with the name "Hammerin' Hank." He retired in 1984 with
recognition of joining the 3 Million Miles Club for safe driving with
the company. He lived an active life and loved playing pool and belonged
to many leagues in the area. He also loved spending his days at the
casino. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He also enjoyed playing
slow pitch softball, golf, bocce ball, walking, jogging, listening to
country music and was always whistling.
He is survived by his
children, Bob (Linda) Peronto of High Point, North Carolina, Tom (Dar)
Peronto of San Diego, California, Bill (Sumol) Peronto of Schererville,
Indiana, Sue Peronto and her longtime companion, Jennifer Pace of Iron
Mountain and Jeanne (Al) Sexton of Kingsford; a special nephew, Steve
(Cathy) Schoen of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; eight grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters,
Margaret LaRue, Marion Guy, Ethel Blackmore, Elaine Cunningham, Joyce
Brew and Carol Corriveau and a brother, Lowell.
Due to Covid-19,
there will be no funeral service at this time. A celebration of Hank's
life will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed
to the family of Henry R. Peronto, Jr. online at:
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of
Iron Mountain with the arrangements.