Peggy Jo Boone-Johnson

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January 8, 1962 ~ March 3, 2024

Peggy Jo Boone-Johnson, 62, Sioux Falls, SD, unexpectedly passed away at her home on March 3, 2024, after a short battle with cancer. 

A Celebration of Peggy’s life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 1-3pm at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Avera Cancer Foundation or Feisty Fighters.

Peggy Jo Aamondt was born January 8, 1962, in Devils Lake, North Dakota to parents, Kenneth and Vivian (Korstad) Aamodt. As a young child, Peggy and her family moved to Sioux Falls, SD, in 1965 where she lived her life. 

Peggy grew up with her four sisters and their relationship with each other was what you imagined a typical sisterhood with siblings would be. They loved skating together, playing outside with neighborhood kids until the street lights came on, and sometimes even after. She was a night owl and liked to sleep in late. She loved life and having fun.  She was baptized and a confirmed Lutheran. Even though she didn’t attend church, she always had her faith. 

Peggy met Kenny Boone in her last years of high school and married on March 23, 1986. They had four children and separated after a traumatic family event in the early 1990s. Kenny later passed away in 2018. 

Peggy met Bobby Adams a number of years later and they were engaged to marry, but he lost his battle with cancer in 1999. 

Peggy met John Johnson in 2000 and married in 2003. After separating in 2017, they remained companions for life. 

Peggy had a vibrant personality, always lightening the mood with her humor and unique snort. Peggy was known for her sarcasm, wit, generosity, and love. She was always putting others before herself, giving and helping others who had less even if it meant putting herself in a difficult position. She was not a planner and most of the time, flew by the seat of her pants. She always made the best of any moment, never letting on that things were as bad as they were. Peggy had a sixth sense of understanding people and cherished spending time with her loved ones.

Peggy attended Washington High School in Sioux Falls and later pursued studies in Criminal Justice. Peggy had a successful career in customer service and any position she had, always focused on helping others. 

Peggy spent her time doing many of the things she loved including late-night car rides, thrifting, dancing, listening to music, storm chasing, and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed pulling the handle; Keno being her favorite, playing bingo, an occasional shot of Tequila, late-night coffee dates, was a collector of many things, crossword puzzles, sudoku, and incredibly passionate about caring for animals. 

Peggy is survived by her children David (Jess) Aamodt, Aliza (Nathan) Goebel, Crystal Boone, and Daniel Boone; grandchildren, Celeste, Jaden, Tameren, Rai, Kiera, Keegan, Tenleigh, Jeremiah, and Kessler; her sisters, Sandy (Albert) VanDam, and Kay Lonning; and and cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Vivian Aamodt; sisters, Diane (Maurice) Anderson, and Shirley (David) Manus; and grandparents, John and Lenora Korstad, and Andreas and Gina Aamodt.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

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