Tom Peckenpaugh

De Smet - 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.

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.

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