Gloria “Glo” Leigh Perrizo

March 4, 1960 ~ February 6, 2020

Gloria L. Perrizo, 59, Valley Springs, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, February, 6, 2020, after struggling with health issues.

No services are planned at this time but private family services are anticipated for later this summer.

Gloria Perrizo was born on March 4, 1960.  After graduating high school in Delavan, she attended Minnesota School of Business. She married Paul Perrizo on May 24, 1980, at the former Mater Delorosa Catholic Church, in Delavan.  They moved to Bakersfield, CA where she worked for Guarantee Savings & Loan.  In 1990 they moved to Brandon, South Dakota. She attended South Dakota State University and received a Master’s degree in Geography. She also attended the University of Sioux Falls and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science. While living in Brandon, Glo worked as a teacher at various schools within South Dakota and Minnesota. She also worked as a data collections technician at the USPS for 11 years. During this time, they moved to an acreage near Valley Springs.

Glo loved her “dogs – gods” Odin and Thor; outdoor activities such as riding motorcycles, snowmobiles, and the side by side; the beach; reading, entertaining, and creating her kids’ photo albums. She was involved in the family business, (Pariseau Repair), numerous community, school, civic, and church activities over the years. She was an active member of the Risen Savior Parish in Brandon.

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Paul; her daughter, Master Sergeant Dani (Sergeant First Class Will Melton), Killeen, TX; her son, Zachary (Leah), Sioux Falls, SD; and grandchildren, Grace and Oscar. Other survivors include her father-in-law, Alan Joe Perrizo, Delavan, MN; in-laws: Tim (Sue) Perrizo, Delavan; Jon (Becky) Perrizo, Odebolt, IA; Dan (Anita) Perrizo, Heron Lake, MN; Sandra (Mike) Kortuem , Mankato, MN; Jean Perrizo, Delavan, MN.

Glo was preceded in death by her parents Rufine and Margaret Goraczkowski; and mother-in-law, Shirley Perrizo..

As a final gift, Glo has given her body to South Dakota State University for research.

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  • Rick & Tammy Powell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Glo was a kind and giving person and will be missed.

  • Fr Craig says:

    My heart was broken when I saw this today. I’ve always enjoyed my letters from Gloria and update and all the kids. An amazing woman with great faith know that I will be remembering her in my prayers and left in your family at

  • Sheri Swanson says:

    Prayers and thoughts and love are with you all. Loving hugs! I will miss my loving sister! Good has taken her from her suffering, and holds her in his loving arms.

  • Penny Paclik says:

    Dear Glo,
    The world will miss you, I will miss you, the world was a better place with you in it.
    I know God is holding you in the palm of His hand.

  • Mark &Lori Yonkovich says:

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to Gloria’s family. We were stunned to hear this news today. God bless all of you.

  • Jesse Peterson says:

    From the Peterson Family, out deepest sympathies going out to the Perrizo family. Glo was the sweetest out there and I’ll never forget the talks we had about Dani and Zach and how proud she is of both of you. Paul, Dani and Zach, you are in our thoughts and prayers along with the rest of the Perrizo family.

  • Tammy Siemsen says:

    Glo will forever be missed! She got more accomplished in a day then others get done in a week! Her compassion, love of family and friends was so incredible you could feel her caring about you from miles away. The world will forever be a little less without Glo. Tom and I send our condolences to Paul, Dani, Zac and family!

  • Glo we will miss you and your fun loving ❤️ prayers to Paul and family.

  • My condolences and prayers for you Paul the family.

  • Burke & Denise Mowatt says:

    Our hearts were filled with sorrow today to learn of your passing Glo. Our hearts will always remain full of so many memories of our wonderful friendship over the last 37 1/2 years. We know you are with God and caring for everyone’s sweet puppies. You will be missed here in our temporary home, but will meet up with you one day at heaven’s gate.

  • Deb Kahn says:

    I am heartbroken to hear this news. Gloria and I spent a lot of time together in high school. She always had a smile and a kind word. Hugs and prayers to her family.

  • Chuck and Sara Murry says:

    Paul and family. Sorry to hear about Gloria. She was a special lady. You are on our thoughts and prayers .

  • James and Janine Jordan says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Mike and Pam Stratman says:

    We were so sorry to see this notice. We have all been friends since years ago in CA and even though we both moved away different directions, it was like we just saw her when we did have the rare opportunity to cross paths. Pam and I will be keeping you all in our prayers and know that God will give you all the strength to cope with the loss of such a great and genuine wife, mom and grandma. God Bless all of you.

  • Deann Park says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the Perrizo families. She will be missed by so many.

  • Donna Shay says:

    So sorry to hear that Glo has gone to her Heavenly Father. I enjoyed working with Glo at the USPS Processing & Distribution Center. My heart goes out to her family that she was so very proud of! Her daughter in the military and her son as a civilian pilot. 🙏🏻God bless you all and comfort you now & forever. I will always remember her friendliness & contagious smile. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Tom Willette says:

    Gloria was younger than me, but we had friends in common in Delavan High School. She was unusually smart and curious, being interested in and knowledgeable about so many things.

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