Edward L. Griep
Edward L. Griep went to be with the Lord Oct. 15, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Judith Griep; his children, Elizabeth Dudley (Mark), Roxanne Cain (Cliff), Edward Griep Jr. (Zima), Carolyn Weldon (Bill), Mary Lurk, John Griep, and Christine Collette; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. Griep and Katherine K. Griep and his brother, Robert Griep.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and retired to Destin in 1978 as a lieutenant colonel after 20 years of active service and was recalled for a short term during Operation Desert Storm. He served in several stateside locations, Germany and a deployment to Turkey for earthquake relief. He also served a tour in Vietnam as well as a tour in Okinawa, Japan. Edward's military awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam
Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, two Overseas Service Bars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Legion of Merit.
A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Destin. Burial will be at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 25 at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to one of the following: Corpus Christi Catholic Church Building fund, 307 Beach Drive, Destin FL 32541, or Destin Library New Books, 150 Sibert Ave., Destin FL 32541.
Roger W. Perman
Roger W. Perman of Destin, Fla., born in Mansfield, Ohio, March 4, 1938, to William T. Perman and Ida M. Blancett, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast after a brief illness.
He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
Roger was an active and longtime member at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church and very involved in his community.
He is a 31-year retired executive with the United Parcel Service. He had a passion for cars of all kinds.
Roger is preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Kay and great-grandson, Landen Jacob.
He is survived by his forever wife, Sam; sons, Bill (Debby) of Allen, Texas, Tony of Starkville, Miss.; daughters, Susan of Austin, Texas, Nancy (Craig) of Tom Bean, Texas; 14 grandchildren; sister, Helen of Palm Springs, Calif.; brothers, Floyd of Palm Springs, Larry (Mary) of Dublin, Ohio, and Randy (Brenda) of Mansfield. His numerous nieces and nephews were a constant joy. He had many close and long-time friends. He was a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to Corpus Christi Catholic Church building fund, 307 Beach Drive Destin FL 32540.
Services were to be held Oct. 21 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Interment will follow at the Mansfield Memorial Park in Mansfield, Ohio, on Oct. 27.