Joseph E Perukel

October 5th, 1952 to May 19th, 2021

Joseph Edmund Perukel Jr., 68, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

He was born October 5, 1952, in Haarlem, Netherlands to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Schmidt) Perukel Sr. The family emigrated to Port Huron, Michigan, in February 1955.

Joseph was employed for 29 years as a custodian for Port Huron Schools before his retirement. He enjoyed antiquing and collecting clocks. He was proud of his Dutch heritage and enjoyed traveling to the Netherlands to visit family.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Ben Lathrop; sister-in-law Jane Perukel; nieces and nephews, Rebecca (Michael) Cooper, Jennifer McElwain (Jude Stratford), Daniel Bankson, Linda Perukel and Dianne Perukel; great nieces and nephews, Joseph McElwain, William McElwain, Elizabeth McElwain, Jenna Cooper, Brad Cooper and Ava Bankson; and close friends, Alan, Morrie and Dennis. He was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Perukel.

Graveside services will be held at Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Water Humane Society.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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