Peggy Ann Patterson

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July 17, 1946 ~ April 13, 2022

Peggy A. Patterson, 75, Brandon, died Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at her home unexpectedly.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00pm, with a time of sharing at 3:30pm, at Faith United Church, Brandon, SD. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to Faith United Church in Brandon.

Peggy Ann Finck was born on July 17, 1946, in Yankton, SD, as the second of five children, to Leonard and Vivian (Britton) Finck. She was raised in Tyndall, SD, and attended a one-room school at Smith School for 1st through 8th grades, and then graduated from Tyndall High School. After high school, she attended a trade school in Omaha for keypunch. While in Omaha, Peggy met Richard Patterson and they were married on August 28, 1966. They moved to Santa Maria, California, where they welcomed two children.  They returned to Tyndall in 1978 to raise their family. Peggy worked for 30 years as the Finance Officer for the City of Tyndall, retiring on July 31, 2008.  After retirement Peggy moved to Brandon, to be closer to family.

Peggy was a very active person, walking or riding her bike countless miles each day. She enjoyed attending her grandkid’s events which included basketball, gymnastics, baseball, soccer, and track.  She traveled many miles and hours to be her grandkids’ biggest fan.  She loved to watch and take care of her grandkids and nieces and nephews while the parents traveled.  Peggy was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Braves, oftentimes wearing her jerseys and screaming at the TV. Peggy loved to go shopping in Omaha and stay with her sister. She had a huge love of country music and enjoyed trips to Branson, MO with dear friends. Peggy also loved to camp, water ski, bake chocolate chip cookies, and decorate for Christmas. She spent countless hours decorating her home, and doing crafts & playing games with her grandkids and friends.

Grateful for sharing her life are her two children, Heath (Elizabeth) Patterson, Washburn, ND, and Melissa (Michael) Labahn, Brandon; four grandchildren, Owen, Kari, Maddie, and Maria; three sisters, Sharon Larson, Brandon; Betty Schuster, Green Mountain, NC; Penny (Dan) Martz, Omaha, NE; one brother, Terry (Brad) Finck, Seattle, WA and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Vivian (Britton) Finck.

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  • Barb and Bob Vanderlinde says:

    Our friend and neighbor. Heartbroken. A living, caring friend gone too soon!

  • Bobby J Miller says:

    Peggy was a very special lady. We would see her every Sunday morning at Faith United Church in Brandon. Peggy was always a very happy person and she enjoyed talking about her grandkids and her family. I know she was very close to Gracella Bultje who picked her up each Sunday for church and they spent a lot of quality time together. We all will miss Peggy so much and are grateful that she will spend eternity in Heaven because she personally knew Jesus.

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