Michael (Mike) John Pershern

Michael (Mike) John Pershern, 97, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away at home from natural causes. Mike was born September 15, 1923 to parents John and Mary (Zagar) Pershern in Gilbert, Minn. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Marines as a Marine Sergeant. Mike married Cecile Royer on December 8, 1946 in Burlingame, Calif. They were married 60 years. He worked as an itinerant carpenter and as a project foreman. Mike was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4456 in Gilbert, Minn., and served on the Oregon, Washington and California’s . . .