Remembering Perry, A friend, husband, father...
  • 66 years old
  • Born on September 15, 1948 in Helena, Montana, United States.
  • Passed away on January 29, 2015 in Sammamish, Washington, United States.

A memorial service will be held on February 28th, at 2pm, at the Beaver Lake Lodge in Sammamish. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

This memorial website was created to help us remember Perry Hergert.  He was 66, born September 15, 1948 and passed away on January 29, 2015. We will remember him always.


Posted by Jeff, Heather, Kathy Herg... on 30th January 2018
Dear Pear. We all miss you. It was a day for reflection for me. I looked at all the pictures today. So many happy times and you gave so much love. Making sure I focus on just the good stuff is good but makes me lonesome for you. Kath
Posted by Richard Wasson on 29th January 2018
I sure miss golfing with Perry! He made it Fun!
Posted by Charles Keagle on 29th January 2018
It's been three years and I still think of him. A good friend is still missed.
Posted by Jeff, Heather, Kathy Herg... on 16th September 2017
Happy Birthday Pear. The kids are thriving and growing. But you already know that. We did good.
Posted by Betty McCullough on 15th September 2017
Your influence is still very present. You did good things.
Posted by Geoff Reynolds on 15th September 2017
Miss your smiling face and inquiring mind Per!
Posted by Jeff, Heather, Kathy Herg... on 31st January 2017
Always miss you, Pear. Love, Kath
Posted by Lori Anderson on 30th January 2017
Hard to believe that it has been 2 years but then again I'm sure it's been extremely tough for you Kathy, Jeff and Heather. My heart goes out to all of you on this day. Take care and know that I love you all. :)
Posted by Betty McCullough on 15th September 2016
He is with us forever and his influences will remain and help many.
Posted by Bruce Burnett on 15th September 2016
Perry was my best friend through all our grades together. I miss him every day. He was one of a kind, and was very much missed at our Bellevue High School 50 year class reunion. Many people asked about Perry. He was truly loved. Perry was with us in spirit. God bless Kathy, Heather and Jeff and those of us left without our friend...
Posted by Richard Wasson on 15th September 2016
I miss golfing with Perry, especially in Mexico!
Posted by Charles Keagle on 15th September 2016
Hello Kathy, Jeff, and Heather. Happy Birthday to Perry. He will always be in our hearts and remembered.
Posted by Merideth Campo on 19th September 2015
On this anniversary of Perrys birthday, I send love and good wishes to Kathy and Heather and Jeff..Ged Bless you all three!! And feel Perrys loving
Posted by Geri Schnitzer-Newson on 15th September 2015
Thinking of you Kathy,Heather and Jeff today on Perry's birthday and sending loving and caring thoughts on this special and difficult day.Geri Schnitzer-Newson
Posted by Betty McCullough on 12th April 2015
A good man whom I wish I had known better.
Posted by Sam Hergert on 27th February 2015
Perry only wanted what was best and always had an eye on me, he was a great brother. I will forever miss and never forget him. I love you Perry.
Posted by Kristin Olson on 27th February 2015
When I was a new sophomore at Bellevue High School, my friends and I met these really cool and fun junior guys, including Perry. We (Merideth, Linda, Marilyn, Paula and others) loved to hang out with Perry and his buddies (Krinky, Terry, Tom, Jon, Steve, Kip, Dick and others). Perry was always fun and had that great smile. I remember all of those flag football games and the famous trip to Fraternity Snoqualmie! We reconnected at his 30-year reunion and it was great to hang with him again. Miss him. Kris Gjesdahl Olson
Posted by Lori Anderson on 27th February 2015
We will truly miss Perry as he was a great guy all the way around. Wonderful husband and father. Always all smiles and would help anyone anytime. I enjoyed his company at all of our friends and family get togethers. Truly a gentle giant in personality. Give Shannon kiss for me. You will always be remembered in our lives Perry. XOX
Posted by Steve Peters on 25th February 2015
Wow I didn't even know Perry played golf until now. Watching the pictures I thought of a funny story. When we lived together his car the grey ghost had a small hole in the radiator (leak) and we needed to go somewhere. We ended up epoxying a penny to it and he drove it that way for several years with no problem.
Posted by Joe Cooledge on 23rd February 2015
In ninth or tenth grade we built a pole-vaulting pit in my back yard and had a lot of fun using bamboo poles and landing in a pile of wood chips. Perry came up with the idea of pole vaulting left-handed, just to see what that would be like. He had an 8 mm film camera and we filmed our hilariously distorted attempts to vault on the left side of the pole.
Posted by Joe Cooledge on 23rd February 2015
In ninth grade Perry and I took first year French with Mrs. Hungate. The class included “language lab" which was French speaking drills, speaking into microphones at each of our desks. The teacher could listen in on each student to see how they were doing. I was sitting in the booth next to Pierre (his French class nickname) when suddenly Mrs. Hungate’s voice came into my headset, “Pierre, you are not doing the exercises.” The whole class heard her and cracked up. It was hilarious.
Posted by Joe Cooledge on 23rd February 2015
During eighth grade at Chinook Junior High, all students took a hearing test. In small groups we were given headphones and told to close our eyes (in order to not see what the others are doing) and raise our hand whenever we heard a tone. Perry just stood there and didn’t raise a hand at all – of course making it look like he was deaf. Now who else would think of a prank like this!?! Later, Perry was given a “private re-test” and his hearing was normal.
Posted by Connie McCullough on 22nd February 2015
I will always remember the ski trips and the good times . Glenn
Posted by Charles Keagle on 22nd February 2015
Perry, Kathy, Heather, and Jeff shared the third half of Perry's life with Charles, Laura, Tom, and Alayna along with Alan and Carol on a weekly (or more) basis. We had weekly Friday night dinners which included his smiley face and a toast to those that were. It always made Friday nights special. He and I loved our Children so much that we would do YMCA weekend camp outs with them through Indian Guides, Indian Princesses, and Westerners. There were also those monthly meetings where we would all wear our special vests and have a "Talking Stick". Perry loved the talking stick. He always had his way to shed humor when someone in the tribe spoke without using the talking stick. What a treasure. He will be missed. The fun times with him will be remembered.
Posted by Toni And Jerry Gibbs on 19th February 2015
Perry and I grew up as neighbors on Clyde Hill and goofed off in grade school years. We Lost touch after high school and met up again around '73 for a two month trip around the United States. The fun loving guy I knew had just spent the year teaching high school physics ! The guy who grew up throwing fruit at passing cars, that Perry, was teaching physics... and that trip was a real trip, and it makes me smile just thinking of all the insane stuff that he got me into...like discussions in physics at Stanford's linear accelerator with their grad students, and with astronomers at Mount Palomar, the VIP tour of an oil refinery in Louisiana, and another VIP at Cape Canaveral in Florida. I would look over at Perry holding his own with all these scientists and engineers and think to myself .... where did this all come from?... and all the time Perry was smiling, laughing and bringing people closer to him... but then I would recognize him again at a rock concert......
Posted by Linnea Mulder on 18th February 2015
I knew Perry as Heather's dad, and will always remember with appreciation the welcome and acceptance that, together with Kathy, was always extended to Heather's friends (of which my daughter was one). Whether it was for a few hours, or with a large group "camping" because they had the big backyard (and the big hearts), he was a kind, steady, twinkle in the eye presence. Our thoughts are with Kathy, Heather, and Jeff.
Posted by Richard Wasson on 18th February 2015
For about 10 years there, around the turn of the century, Perry was my Golfing Buddy and Golfing Mentor. We took 4-5 trips over the years with the "Good ole Boys" down to Mexico and fished or played golf everyday. Perry was a great companion and story teller and a hole (pun intended) lotta fun on the golf course. I now intend to name my putter after him. "The Perry Good Putter". R.I.P., down the fairway Perry!!
Posted by Merideth Campo on 18th February 2015
Perry was a guy you could never forget, as a good buddy from high school, he made us laugh every day, and was always up for whatever mischief we cooked up. I remember him as a varsity wrestler, we went to every meet, and how he had to diet to keep his 101 pound weight class, and he was a strong guy. He won our hearts with that smile and humor...we will miss you ,Perry! God Bless Kathy, Heather and Jeff, love to you.
Posted by Grant Fjermedal on 17th February 2015
Very tough to see Perry go. He was a big part of some of the most enjoyable years of my life. Sailing with Perry (and with Geoff Reynolds and Cookie) was magnificent because of the sense of fun and outrageous comic that Perry would bring. He helped me develop a philosophy for sailboat racing that I've tried to carry into the rest of my life: "I don't care if we are the fastest boat on the course, I just want to be the funnest boat on the course." With Perry aboard, we always were. Rest In Peace, Perry, but not in too much peace. I hope you are able to get out and about now that you are on the other side and have brand new adventures out there. Who knows what kind of fun and wonders are awaiting us all? The astrophysicists say that perhaps the universe is massively parallel -- with different worlds stacked up like pages in a phonebook. In that case there is plenty of room for Heaven and great adventures to come.
Posted by Laurie Phillips on 17th February 2015
Perry , you are dearly missed. You had such a kind and loving spirit that welcomed all and made them feel loved. That is how I felt when I met you :). You always saw the good in things and met each day with a smile! I treasure the times we shared together several years ago and the fact that we got to spend that time together was such a blessing! Your spirit is with us all as we laugh and love one another and find the joy in each new day. Your loving and joyful spirit lives on in your beautiful wife and amazing children. I am better for knowing you ! May you rest in peace, in all glory in your eternal home with the loved ones that have gone before you. God Bless You, Perry. I love you.
Posted by Laurie Phillips on 17th February 2015
Perry , you are dearly missed. You had such a kind and loving spirit that welcomed all and made them feel loved. That is how I felt when I met you :). You always saw the good in things and met each day with a smile! I treasure the times we shared together several years ago and the fact that we got to spend that time together was such a blessing! Your spirit is with us all as we laugh and love one another and find the joy in each new day. Your loving and joyful spirit lives on in your beautiful wife and amazing children. I am better for knowing you ! May you rest in peace, in all glory in your eternal home with the loved ones that have gone before you. God Bless You, Perry. I love you.
Posted by Tiffany McCullough on 17th February 2015
Perry was quite the comedian for the camera. Enjoyed that side of Perry's personality. Really nice photo gallery and wish your family the best for the future. Perry will surely be missed as sure as the Sun rises every morning.

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