Walter K. Peronto

ISHPEMING, MI – Walter K. Peronto, a militant member of the Body of Christ, was called into the church triumphant, on May 8, 2021, because of the Blood of Christ which was shed on his behalf.

Having served in the military he never took his earthly citizenship for granted, knowing that the blood of the brave in every generation had procured the liberty that he enjoyed during his sojourn here; he believed in the original intent of our forefathers when it came to the United States Constitution and grieved deeply as he observed those who oppose our God given rights and especially the first and second amendments, which he felt are the foundation stones of this great nation under God.

He honored his late parents Walter and Oreze (Pepin) Pe

ronto, to whom he was born on May 25, 1938, at Bell Memorial Hospital, in Ishpeming, MI. He was also preceded in death by his in-laws Tobias & Katherine Niemi.

He was the beloved husband of Gloria and provided well for his family, retiring from Cleveland Cliffs as an electrical foreman. Besides his wife, he leaves behind their esteemed children and spouses: Nina (Greg) Frederickson, Karl (Jan) Peronto, Myra (Dean) Rushford, and Walt (Jane) Peronto; “grandies”: Caitlin (Jeff) Woodward, Seth (Jessica) Frederickson, Charity (Anthony) Orza, Faith (Clancy) MacNeil, Alexa, Kolton, Kolby, and Konnor Peronto; “greats”: GloriaJean, Henry, Clive, Gabriel, Eliana, Olivia, Eli, and Wesley; step grandchildren & great- grands: Ashley (Shawn) Hardy, Cole, Beau and Lena; Travis Heikkinen, in-laws, extended family, friends, and the church militant.

“Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above; Praise the mount-I’m fixed upon it-Mount of Thy redeeming love. (Come, Thou Fount; by Robinson was one of Walt’s favorites)

A private family service will take place at a later date. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery.

P.S. He always kept himself politically informed and having a great sense of humor he leaves behind this final thought: “I’m too tall Wally’ and I approve this message.”

Walter’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.