Perry Jaeger


Perry Darwin Jaeger, 63, of Rochester, MN, passed away at home on January 12, 2024, after bravely facing the challenges brought on by multiple sclerosis for over a decade. Born on May 3, 1960, in Red Wing, MN, Perry was a graduate of Red Wing High School in 1978.

Perry worked various jobs but found his groove as a produce manager, where he loved making friends with customers and coworkers. He had a soft spot for the Minnesota Twins, Scooby Doo, and, well, a certain green herb he liked to enjoy. He loved reminiscing about his 1969 Dodge Charger and drinking Mountain Dew. Perry had a special bond with the family dogs, especially dachshund Diezle. Known for his humor, Perry faced life with a smile, even in the face of adversity. Let’s remember him for the laughter he brought into our lives.

In accordance with Perry’s wishes, there will be no funeral. His family will celebrate his life privately.

Perry is survived by his wife, Sonya (Dankers) Jaeger, children Adison (Angela Beaton) Jaeger, and Salina (Madison) Jaeger, and siblings Darrel (Julie) Jaeger, Jerry (Betty) Rietmann, Carole (Darrell) Steffenhagen, Bev Rietmann, Kathie (Dave) Whynaucht, Gene (Jane) Rietmann, John (Betty) Jaeger, Rose (Steve) Peterson, Dave (Roni) Jaeger, Barb (Kevin) Hadler, Jan Roth, Diane (Kevin) Johnson.

Perry was preceded in death by his parents Harold Nathan Casper Jaeger and Bernice Alberta (Dahling) Jaeger, brother Jim (Barb) Rietmann, and father-in-law Dennis Dankers.

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7 thoughts on “Perry Jaeger

  1. So sorry for your loss. We have many fun memories shared with your family. Many laughs and fun times. We will always remember his hearty laugh and smile. But mostly will admire how he bravely took on his MS and always had a positive attitude towards life. Sending many hugs and prayers to you all. And just as perry would say. So be it.
    Jodi and Dave Dressen

  2. I didn’t get a chance to meet him other then a couple time at Carol & Dennis’s. But by the words and pictures it’s obvious he touched a lot of hearts including his precious four legged friends.
    May the Lord be with you in these times, as we know he is also with Perry.

  3. Perry thank you for the years of friendship and laughter. I’ll keep an eye on sonya I promise. Love ya pear bear

  4. So many memories of when we lived across the street from each other. Prayers to your family.

  5. So very sorry to hear of Perry’s passing.He was a great guy,with a great sense of humor.Always great running into him at Bayside,may he RIP. Fondly, Cheryl Klair

  6. I went to parochial grade school and high school with Perry. We also went to Concordia church together. I’m very sorry for the loss to your family.

  7. RIP Perry. I didn’t know you well but you have inspired me with your will and determination with all of your life’s struggles and maintaining positive attitudes and sense of humor. I will use your inspiration going forward.

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