Frederick W. Perian
Frederick W. Perian, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2022, after battling pancreatic cancer. Fred, the son of Frank and Elsie (Kuschel) Perian, was born at his home on the kitchen table in Detroit, Michigan.
He is survived by his only brother, Ronald C. Perian and wife, Joette. He enjoyed snow skiing free once he turned 80 and his last ski run in Utah was with his children and grandchildren at 87 years old.
Fred is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Eve, and their three children-Ken Perian of Columbus, MI, Cathy (Guy) McMillan of Canton, MS, and Vicky Bratton of Madison, MS. His greatest joy included time spent with his grandchildren-Frank Perian and Luke Perian of Columbus, MI; Libby Perian (Max) Lapekas of Page, AZ; Alex (Catelyn) McMillan of Canton, MS; Catherine Bratton and Connor Bratton of Madison MS.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where his father-in-law was a charter member and past President.
He was a member of Deerfield Golf Club, Colonial Country Club, the USGA, and forged many special friendships through the game. He played in the Norman Bryant Invitational for many years.
One of Fred’s proudest moments was becoming a Certified Professional Engineer in the states of MI and MS. He attended Michigan College of Mining and Technology and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Fred enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean War. His training as an engineering equipment repairman in combat engineering helped guide him to his major at Michigan State.
Fred began his professional career with Sperry-Vickers in Troy, Michigan. He moved his family in 1977 to Jackson, MS and worked for Vickers which is now Eaton in mechanical engineering. Some of Fred’s professional accomplishments include being promoted to Chief Engineer, Research and Development and being selected as the Director of Quality and the Quality Improvement Process.
Fred retired from Eaton in 1993 after 35 years of service. Memorials may be made to the Madison County Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Benefit Association “A Home for Brad” Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gluckstadt where he was a member for over 37 years. Fred was involved with the annual GermanFest, canned sauerkraut, worked on the church grounds and made many special friends.
Memorials can also be made to Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland MS who took special care of Fred during his
cancer battle.A funeral mass was celebrated on December 20, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors.