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.