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John “Bob” Perkins , 75 of Sandwich, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, IL.  He was born July 13th, 1944 in Birmingham, AL, the son of John and Audrey (Salter) Perkins.  He married Delores Evans on January 23rd, 2000 in Key West, FL.  John was a proud Veteran of the US Army where he served as military police, he then went on to be a police officer for many years.  Bob was a member of the Sandwich Police Commission for three years.  He enjoyed fitness and personal training. John and his wife Delores owned and operated Total Body Fitness in Somonauk and Big Rock.  At one time he had peacocks and loved to fish.

He is survived by his wife, Delores of Sandwich, IL; two children, Kelly (David) Davis of Arkansas and Steve (Malissa) Perkins of Leland, IL; two step children, Jennifer (Damon) Johnson of Yorkville, IL and Steve (Stefanie) Phillips of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; two sisters Sandra (Mike) Kelly of Alabama, Patsy Hall of Alabama; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

He was proceeded in death by his parents and a sister, Gayle.

Private graveside services will be held at Oak Mound Cemetery. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to

Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home

606 E. Arnold St.

Sandwich, IL 60548

(815) 786-2165

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