C. Perman Web PhotoChristopher Perman died on Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home in Ogilvie. He was 45 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Bob Bohachek officiating.

VISITATION will be held two hours prior to the service, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on Thursday at the funeral home.

Christopher Michael Perman “Chris” or “Props”, of Ogilvie, Minnesota, lost his courageous battle with brain cancer on Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 45 years old.

Chris was born on February 5, 1969 in Edina, Minnesota to Bruce and Jackie (Hyk) Perman. They lived in parts of the Twin Cities before moving to Lake Tahoe, Nevada when Chris was 21 months old. At age 4 they moved back to Minnesota and at age 5 moved to Zimmerman, Minnesota where his parents still live. He attended Princeton schools and got his GED so he could enlist in the Army. He served 6 weeks before he was Honorably Discharged for medical reasons.

In 1992 Chris met Penny Kram and they were married on May 13, 2000. They have 2 children together, Cameron and Taran. Chris also has another son from a previous relationship, Brennan.  Chris and Penny lived in Princeton until 2002 before moving to their current home in Ogilvie.

Chris worked as a self-employed, over the road truck driver from 1993 until 2006. His many interests and hobbies included: racing motocross and flat track; racing street stock, super stock, and modified race cars at the Princeton, Brainerd and Cedar Lake speedways; and racing snowmobiles. He also enjoyed wildlife, computers, traveling, music, his sons and friends. Chris will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents: Bill and Melrose Perman and Stan and Elaine Hyk.

Chris is survived by his parents, Bruce and Jackie of Zimmerman; his wife, Penny of Ogilvie; his sons, Brennan Wellman of Oakdale, Cameron and Taran of Ogilvie; and his sister, Sarah  Perman (Sherry McLenon) of Roslindale, MA; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

I would like to extend a special thank you to those who helped care for my husband, Chris: Dr. Jane Achenbach, Danielle Pieles (Dani), Sandra Kram, Jessica Osell (Jess) and Tennessee (Zackary Fountain)

~ Thank you from Penny

A Funeral Service was held at noon on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Bob Bohachek officiating. Honorary Casket Bearers were: Shaun Kram, Tim Kram, Kurt Hopp, Jeff Pangerl, Kenny Elton, and Zackary Fountain. Arrangements are by the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.


13 guestbook entries for CHRISTOPHER PERMAN

  1. Dustin, Tina and Colten Stradal April 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Penny, Cam and Taran,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Chris touched so many lives and all who knew hm were the better for it.He will be missed so very much.We love you. Blessings sent to you all.

  2. Bonnie Nelson April 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Chris will be missed! He was a great man, I enjoyed each and everyone of our talks. I’m so blessed that I knew him! He was a great friend to my Daughter Emma, and my Grand Daughter Chloe just loved him! No more pain or suffering! RIP Chris!

  3. Emma Nelson April 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Chris was more then a friend to me. He is a hero.Ive never met anyone like him. Amazing man. With an amazing family. My condolences go to each any every one of them. With much love ! RIP SUPER PERMAN!

  4. Melissa Manthie April 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Penny and boys my thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Take care

  5. Kimmy David and Lukas April 6, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Chris will be missed…he was and will always be an awesome uncle! Penny, Cam, and Taran…you guys are in my prayers…we love you guys!

  6. Penny, and boys April 6, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    He was such a neat guy and a great uncle. He had so many stories to share that everyone will cherish from here on out and that is what we have to try to hang onto. We all love you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Julie and family

  7. Micki Savage April 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm #


  8. Nancy, Steve Forland April 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Penny and boys on your loss. Chris will be missed…he was and will always be a awesome brother-in-law in my heart.

  9. Miss Eisenbraun April 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    So sorry to hear. I hadn’t seen Chris in years but he was a good guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family . He will be missed by many.

  10. Marsha Jovanović April 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Sincere sympathy and prayers from the Goetz cousins in California.

  11. Kevin and Jennifer Elton April 10, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    We both have such fun memories of Chris and all of the gang! Never knew what the next day would bring.. If it was crazy enough Chris would just have to try it… God bless you all and we hold you in our prayers……

  12. lisa paulsen and family April 10, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Chris will be miss. We will think of chris in are prayers. Everyone had alote of memories in the family.

  13. Mandy Balder April 11, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    Penny- i just heard the terrible news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys.during this difficult time.

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