Albert M. Perkins, 65, of Pecatonica died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 1, 1947 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Thelma (Morrow) Perkins. Married the former Shirley Hallett in Janesville, Wisconsin on December 23, 1966. Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Army. A graduate of University of Wisconsin class of 1975 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. Albert was employed as a pharmacist most recently by Hilander, and previously by Swedish American and Rockford Memorial Hospitals. He was a member of the Rock Valley RC Flyers. Albert enjoyed demolition derbies and gardening.\r\r\n\r\r\nSurvivors include wife, Shirley Perkins of Pecatonica; son, Michael Perkins of Pecatonica; daughters, Christine (Steve) Laube of Durand, and Karen Foley of Pecatonica; grandchildren, Emily, Erica, and Deagan; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother; and 1 sister.\r\r\n\r\r\nMemorial ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m. December 1, 2012 in McCorkle Funeral Home, 203 West Fifth Street, Pecatonica with Pastor Mary Bielke, chaplain of Heartland Hospice officiating. Private burial in 12 Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica at a later date. Cremation rites to be accorded. A visitation will be held in the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday.