Di Perna Pat (Pasquale Vincenzo), age 71, of Bloomington. Born Dec. 9, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio and died March 12, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Vincenzo (Mr. Jim) and Annunziata (Nancy) Di Perna; brother, Tony; and son, Vincent. Survived by his wife of 24 years, Kathy (Ogg); children, Nancy (Rich) Munoz, Dino (Sandy) Di Perna, Tony (Suzanne) Di Perna; grandsons, Mario & Nick Munoz; sisters, Mary Smith & Dorothy (Rudy) Ricci; sister-in-law, Tess Ogg; and many other loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pat graduated from Aquinas High School in Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio State University. He worked as a salesman for Joseph's Jewelers for 3 years until he enlisted in the Army in 1951. Pat was a MP and a Veteran of the Korean War. Pat moved to Minnesota and worked for Goodman Jewelers for a number of years before opening Di Perna Jewelers in 1975. He was the consummate salesman who had the gift of gab, surrounded himself with people he loved and did things ``His Way.'' Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society Research Fund. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 9:30 AM at Assumption Catholic Church, 51 West 7th St., St. Paul (651-224-7536). Interment Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. Visitation Thursday (TODAY) from 4-8 PM at: WERNESS BROTHERS 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd 952-884-8145

Published on March 14, 2002

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