Francis “Mickey” J. Perlich

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died October 8th, 2020


Francis “Mickey” J. Perlich, 81 of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, 8th October 2020 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility.

He was born on May 30, 1939 in Ironwood, MI, son of Frank and Grace (McDonald) Perlich. Mickey was raised in Bessemer, MI and graduated high school in 1957.  He then joined the U.S. Army and served in France.  He came home and went to Gogebic Community College (J.C.) before going on to earn his bachelor degree from Northern Michigan University.

He worked for many years for the State of Michigan Liquor control Commission until his retirement.  Mickey then relocated to Escanaba where he started Remington Investigations and began his private detective business.

Mickey loved the outdoors and really enjoyed fishing and taught all of his nephews and nieces how to fly fish. He mostly enjoyed his time in the woods deer hunting.  He always shared his venison with his sister Kathy.  He also was an avid sports fan and supported the Detroit Lions.

As an avid outdoorsman, Mickey, supported many outdoor organizations including the Escanaba River Association, Trout Unlimited, U.P. Whitetails among others.   He also was a member of the Elks Lodge 354 and is of Catholic Faith.

Among survivors include his son, Frank “Frankie” Perlich of Escanaba; and his adopted children as his own, Tony, Richard, David and Suzanne Selliman; his loving sisters Carolyn McCreary, Kathleen M (Tom) Nutt and Louise (Dennis) Quirk, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death his sister Patricia Beck.

Services will be held at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba on Monday 12th October 2020 at 3 P.M.

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4 Tributes to “Francis “Mickey” J. Perlich”

  1. Uncle Mickey is how we remember him. He was such a civil, kindhearted, tender and generous man. Uncle Mickey fervently loved his family, community, country and God. We can all learn a thing or two from him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who mourns his passing. Our loss is heaven’s gain. May Psalm 23 bring us great comfort and strength as we look to the Lord moment by moment. Much love from the entire Scott and Lisa (Nutt) Harper Family.

  2. I met Frank and Frankie when our sons were around three years old when they went walking by our house, Frankie was on his tricycle. We lived on the same street and the boys were in school together from preschool until graduation. Frank and I often chatted while the kids were at their Boy Scout meetings and school events and I count him as a good friend. He was a very kind man.
    Always let your fond memories bring you joy in your remembrance of him. I hope that the good thoughts and kind wishes of my family fill your heart and bring your peace. we are thinking about you.
    The Knudsen Family, Beth,Eric, Matt, and Abby

  3. I remember going to the Gogebic County Jail with my Dad Axel Tenlen who was the Undersheriff during Mickey’s dad Frank Perlich’s time in office. I used to play with Mickey and his sisters. Mickey was always friendly, as was his sisters. I also had to go to Detroit in Jan.1972 and I saw Mickey then also. He was nice then too. I am sure he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Where did all those years go. God bless Mickey and his family. Charles (Chuck) Tenlen.

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