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Thomas "Tom" Peckenpaugh

Thomas "Tom" Peckenpaugh

Thomas "Tom" Peckenpaugh, 74, De Smet, SD, died Sunday September 9, 2018 at the De Smet Good Samaritan Center, De Smet, SD, after a 2-year battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held at 10:30AM Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, De Smet, SD, with Father Richard Baumberger and Father Andrew Swietochowski officiating. Burial will follow at De Smet St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery. Visitation hours are 5:00-7:00PM Thursday, September 13, 2018, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, De Smet, with a prayer service at 7:00PM. Thomas Paul Peckenpaugh was born October 14, 1943 to Francis and Loretta (Callahan) Peckenpaugh at

Carthage, SD. He graduated from De Smet High School in 1962. After high school, he attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 1967 with a degree in Animal Science. While at SDSU, he was a member of the SDSU rodeo team, where he competed in bull riding and bareback riding. Following his graduation from SDSU, he returned to the family farm. Family was very important to Tom. He loved farming, ranching his Hereford cattle, and his quarter horses.

Tom is survived by two brothers, Jim Peckenpaugh, Carthage SD; and Bob (Nancy) Peckenpaugh, Carthage; five sisters, Helen (Jim) Heiter, Alexandria SD; Mary (Roger) Widman, De Smet; Magaret (James) Mourek, De Smet; Janice (Alan) Serfling, Madison SD; and Pat Peckenpaugh, Sioux Falls, SD; 15 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews, and friend, Judy Fredrichs.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one niece.