Peggy Benne, age 84, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Wall, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her home in Rapid City.
Peggy Johnson was born May 12, 1928, in New Underwood, the daughter of Sam and Lila (Packman) Johnson. She was raised in Wall and graduated from Wall High School in 1946. She then went on to Black Hills Teacher’s College and got her teaching certificate.
Peggy married Jack Benne on December 28, 1949, in Wall. Jack was in the Army and then worked for the conservation service. With his work they moved often, so she taught in several places: Buffalo, Wyo., Philip, Quinn, Wall and Hot Springs.
After her husband Jack died in 1970, she moved her family to Wall, where she worked for the Wall School District until she took a job with the postal service. She retired from the postal service in 1986. After retiring, she filled her time by working at Wall Drug, spending time with her family and friends, watching her grandkids’ sports, and she always had something baked to share for whoever stopped by.
Survivors include her sons, Kim (Candy) Benne and Sam (Joyce) Benne, both of Rapid City; two daughters, Tammy (Keith) Vosler of Country Club Hills, Ill., and Jamie (Don) Jorgensen of Sloan, Iowa; 15 grandchildren Ryan (Kerri) Benne, Kamala (Will) Williams, Kalli Benne, Jack (Alexis) Benne, Matthew, Cole, Kyle, and Cody Benne, Michael, Ricky, Jonathon, Mikayla and Katlyn Vosler, and Kendra and Blake Jorgensen; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Jack, Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Norrie Phillips and her husband, Glenn; a brother, Bud Johnson and his wife, Merle; and sister, Norma Kennedy and her husband, Bryce.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastors Darwin Kopfmann and Steve Sieling officiating.
Music was provided by Carol Hahn, pianist, and Peggy Kretz, Ronda Sieling, Mikayla Vosler, Tammy Vosler and Jamie Jorgensen, vocalists.
Ushers were Jerry Johannesen and Bill Leonard. Pallbearers were Ryan, Jack, Matt, Cole, Kyle and Cody Benne, Blake Jorgensen and Boyce Kennedy.
Interment was in the Wall Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com