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Dennis Albert Perna

February 19, 1956 ~ September 22, 2019 (age 63)


Dennis A. Perna, 63, of Sylvania, OH, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was born February 19, 1956, in Lorain, OH, to parents Elek and Ursula (Branske) Perna, and they preceded him in death. Dennis was the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for K-Limited Carrier and affiliated companies. He was an active member of the Ohio Trucking Association, National Tank Truck Carriers, the American Trucking Association, and the Toledo Trucking Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of more than 33 years, Shelley (Richards) Perna; daughters, Sara (Nathan) Ehmann, Amy (Luke) Brubaker, and Kate (Brent) Easton; son, Kyle (Kristina) Perna; grandchildren, Addyson, Easton, Jaxon, Mollie, Wyatt, Sadie, Lorelai, and Avery; sister, Marge (Scott) Townsend; brothers, Vince (Cindy) and Tom (Joan) Perna; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis’ greatest quality in life was his love for family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed coaching his children in sports, being a “Papa” to his eight grandchildren, feeding his birds, and watching the Cleveland Browns. Dennis and Shelley had a marriage of love and laughter, always finding pride in their children and grandchildren through the years.

 Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Street, Sylvania, OH, Wednesday, September 25, from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, on Thursday, September 26, at 10:00 A.M.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Dennis’s memory are asked to consider, in lieu of flowers, tributes to the Toledo Trucking Scholarship Fund, K – LTD, 131 Matzinger Road, Toledo, OH, 43612, or Christ Child Society of Toledo, PO Box 352254, Toledo, Ohio 43635.


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September 25, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

Funeral Mass
September 26, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Sylvania
5373 Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

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