Martin Herman Perl, "Marty," 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children and was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 17, 2021. He was born in Roseburg, Oregon to Richard and Mary Perl on July 24, 1952.
He attended the University of Oregon and received his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1974. During college, he dedicated his life to the Lord at a Billy Graham crusade. Subsequently, he joined Campus Crusade for Christ, first in Laramie for several years, then at “Here’s Life” in Casper. He also served in India as a missionary for several months. This time serving intensified his commitment to sharing the gospel whenever possible.
In 1982, he met the love of his life and his Sunshine, Susan Freeman. They celebrated 38 years of marriage in June. They welcomed three children to their joyful home, sacrificing their time and energy to train them up in the way of the Lord. He had an entrepreneurial spirit, starting businesses like the Land of Oz and Broast It. Marty worked at Versatel Communications from 1994 until poor health forced him into retirement. He intentionally prioritized his family, making sure to leave for home by 5, even as he built a large business community.
He worshipped and served at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church for three decades, much of that time in leadership. More recently, he developed a special heart for small groups. He dedicated his last years of service there to co-leading a small group and to mentoring young men in the community. His boisterous laugh marked his life and service and will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; children Caleb (Ashley), Abigail (Zachary) Edwards, and Aaron (Haley); grandchildren Carter, Annabelle, Agatha, and Emma; and sister Donna (Sam) Sampson. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law Christopher Estes.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 25, at the Band Shell at Washington Park.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Marty Perl Memorial Fund at Reach Global, at give.efca.org, or to 901 E. 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.