James Perusich, 73, a retired teacher, died at his home in Billings on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
He was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Butte to John and Ena Perusich. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Montana Western. He taught at Lincoln Junior High School and Will James Middle School.
Survivors include five children, Dorothy Bush of Great Falls, James Perusich of Billings, Donna McGarvin of Billings, Danette Dana of Hamilton, and a foster son, Art Boone of Billings; three brothers, Bill Perusich of Butte, George Perusich of Butte and John Perusich of Rapid City, S.D.,; and two sisters, Rose Nye of Butte and Florence Blazina of Anaconda.
Visitation was July 22 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Services were July 23 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. A celebration of life followed at 812 Sergeant at Arms.