Dwain W. Perry

Dwain W. Perry

Dwain W. Perry, age 86, of Worthington, IA, completed his earthly journey on February 3, 2024, at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque, IA, while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Dwain’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Earlville Community Center, 120 North Avenue in Earlville, IA.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dwain’s family.


Dwain was born on January 30, 1938, in California, a son to Paul W. and Violet V. (Hines) Perry, Sr.  He eventually made his way to Iowa and met and married the love of his life, Delores Ingles.  The two were blessed with a family of their own and have been inseparable ever since.  Dwain provided for his family by investing over 25 years of his working career at the Dubuque Packing Company.  In his younger years, Dwain always enjoyed going out dancing and spending quality time with his lovely wife and their friends and family.  Dwain was also an avid deer hunter and always treasured the Iowa Bow Championship which he won in 1979 with his Recon Bow.  He was also a talented guitarist who found great joy in sitting comfortably with his Gretsch in hand while playing his favorite country and western songs for all to hear.  Dwain, his brother and additional family members entertained many in their Red River Band. A nice sunny day on his Harley was always on his to do list when time allowed and the feel of freedom on the open road was never taken for granted in Dwain’s life.  The world is truly a much lesser place today without our dear “Lovable Pierre” at the helm.  His sincere yet sassy attitude was continually on display and his stories combined with his confident and tender side will surely be missed.  We are grateful for the 86 years the Lord was kind enough to share Dwain with us and only pray that his earthly battles are now nothing but a distant memory as we wait to be reunited with him once again.  Thank you, Dwain, for always being true to yourself, being honorable to others, and for setting a great example for all to see of how a good and decent man should live each day without hesitation.      


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Dwain include,

his loving wife of 67 years,

Delores Perry, Worthington, IA;


his five sons,

Dennis Perry, Epworth, IA,

Rich Perry, Dubuque, IA,

Allen Perry, Worthington, IA,

Roger (Sherry) Perry, Manchester, IA,

and Brandon (Megan) Perry, Earlville, IA;


his ten grandchildren who know him as “Pa”,

Tracy (Bill) Moore, West Des Moines, IA,

Joe (Lanette) Perry, Onslow, IA,

Chris (Michelle) Perry, Worthington, IA,

Dawn (Dan) Hoth, East Dubuque, IL,

Josh Perry, Dubuque, IA,

Jeremy Perry, Epworth, IA,

Chris (Jessie) Perry, Delaware, IA,

Roger (Cherish) Perry, Jr., Monticello, IA,

Jon (Debbie) Perry, Davenport, IA,

and Stephanie Perry, Monticello;


his innumerable great-grandchildren whom he loved, adored and spoiled only slightly more than his favorite dogs;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Dwain was preceded in death by his parents; his two daughters-in-law, Connie Perry and Cindy Perry; and his siblings, Paul Perry, Jr., Rose Reid, Louise Ingles, Donna Brenner, Richard Perry, and Bob Perry.


Dwain is one of two strong pillars which this family is built upon. He will be forever loved, always adored and eternally missed!


Dwain’s family would like to express a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Elsey, Tim Saunders ARNP, along with the nurses and staff at  Finley Hospital for all of their professional and compassionate care of Dwain and his family.


Online condolences may be shared with Dwain’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

Celebration of Life

Earlville Community Center
120 North Avenue, Worthington, Iowa, 52041
March 9th, 2024 at 12:00 PM

One comment on “Dwain W. Perry
  1. Richard Dunkel says:

    One of the best guys I ever met– sincere sympathy to the Perry family-bye bye Dwain

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