John Edward Persson of Ocosta, Wash., passed away on June 12, 2014, at 78 years old in Montesano Health and Rehab.
John was born on Jan. 6, 1936. in Aberdeen to Nathaniel and Doris Persson. On Dec, 29, 1976, John married Laura Mae Walkowski in Reno, NV. She survives at the family home.
John owned and operated a construction company, laying cable for the Phone Company and PUD with his wife Laura at his side as his No. 1 employee. John loved to travel, enjoying the comfort of a travel trailer after a long day of cruising the highways. Among his favorite destinations were the Alaskan Highway and snow birding in Arizona. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting with friends. He will be missed by his family and friends and will live forever in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife Laura Walkowski Persson, sons Tom, his wife Pam, and Kevin and wife Felicia, his step children Jerry Jacobson and Joyce Bell, grand children Nicole and Courtney Persson, JJ and Peter Keplinger, Mikayla and Luke Jacobsen, great granddaughter Anna, and nieces Dana and Heidi. John was preceded in death by his brother Alfred.
The family will hold a celebration of John’s life on June 28th from 2-6pm at the Aberdeen Eagles, 208 W. Market St., Aberdeen, WA 98520. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to South Beach Ambulance Services, P.O. Box 1195, Westport, WA 98595.
A message of condolence or of a memory can be left for the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.