Dominick Samuel Perna, 83, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022. He was born August 6, 1939 in Chicago to Samuel Charles Perna and Madeline (LaConte) Perna. Dominick graduated from Farragut High School in Chicago, and made his career as the Pipe Yard Foreman with the City of Chicago Water Department. He was a dedicated member of Faith Fellowship Church and had a strong faith in the Lord. Dominick was a people-person, who enjoyed traveling, and family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Dominick will be remembered as a man of faith, integrity, and love. He will be dearly missed.
Dominick is survived by his sons: Jeff (Paulette) Perna, Keith (Pamela Brandt) Perna; stepchildren: Jon Ingels, Debbie (Reynold) Dean, Charles Ingels, Jr., and Regina (Larry) Flight; sister, Donna (Richard) Suta; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Dorothy Ingels.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Faith Fellowship Church, 84 S. 500 W., Valparaiso, IN 46385, with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Fellowship Church.
My wish for God’s comfort to Dominick’s family on his loss. Dominick was a wonderful participant in our YMCA water aerobics group, adding immeasurably to the fellowship enjoyed in our regular times together. Since his faith and church were so important to him, a contribution is being made to Faith Memorial Church in his name. -Eileen Piehl
I send my deepest condolences to the family. My father, Frank Rossi, loved the times they had and would have been there I’m sure had he not passed away himself on December 1st. I remember Dom Perna as “Fox” and he was a jovial man. He took us out on a small boat with an outboard motor when I was little and he opened up his BMW underneath Lower Wacker Drive to give us kids a thrill. All of the Rossi’s remember him well! -John Rossi