Dennis R. Perera, 71, of Galva passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was an oil producer and operator.
Dennis was born on Nov. 5, 1942, in McPherson, the son of Ray and Edna (Garrison) Perera. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1960 and attended McPherson College.  
On May 25, 1996, he was united in marriage to Emma S. (Russell) Wenger in McPherson
Survivors include his wife, Emma, of the home; parents-in-law, Chet and Doris Russell of McPherson; step-daughter, J. Staci Cunningham (Scott) of Chanute; step-son, Jeff Wenger (Suzy) of Chapman; granddaughters, Susanne and Sadie Rae Cunningham of Chanute; brothers-in-law, J.R. Russell (Deb) of Galva and Ted Russell (Ruth) of Andover; sister-in-law, Beth Robinson (Tom) of McPherson; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Paul Perera; daughter, Paula Perera; brother-in-law, David Russell; and sister-in-law, Vickie Russell.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at First Christian Church with Rev. Lynn Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Empire Cemetery, Galva.  
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 30 at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First Christian Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N, Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at