Retired Sgt. Maj. Kyle Duane Perry

Aug. 13, 2021

Retired Sgt. Maj. Kyle Duane Perry, 78, of Wamego, Kansas, passed away at the Wamego Hospital Aug. 12, 2021.

Kyle was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Belvue, the son of Alvin “Bus” and Dorothy Bell (Smith) Perry. He attended Junction City High School and graduated in 1960.

He was united in marriage to Nina Jean Milligan Sept. 8, 1962, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden. Three children were born to this union. Kyle and Nina resided in Wamego for 37 years.

Kyle worked for Kansas Power and Light as an electrician for most of his life and was a proud member of the National Guard. He enlisted in 1960 and retired as a sergeant major.

Kyle was well known for his honest nature and was a gifted man who could accomplish anything he put his mind to. He was direct, driven, and ornery at times and will be missed by all that knew him. Kyle was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fly-fishing with his grandchildren, working on his Corvettes, and square dancing. His camping trips often turned into fishing trips. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and teaching his grandchildren.

Kyle was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Perry, and his mother, Dorothy Bell Smith, He is survived by his wife, Nina; children Scott J. Perry, Pensacola, Florida; Holly M. Gardner, Baltimore, Maryland; and Brad J. Perry, Overland Park, Kansas; sisters Lois Fegan, Overland Park; and Myrna Peabody, Portland, Texas; and eight grandchildren.

A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m., until service time. Funeral services for will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at Campanella and Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego, with burial following in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Ogden. Memorials are suggested to the War Horse for Veterans and may be left in the care of the Campanella and Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego Kansas, P.O Box 48, 66547. Condolences may be left at www.campanellastewart.com.