Thomas Michael Issenhuth

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October 24, 1942 ~ June 29, 2022

Thomas Michael Issenhuth, 79, Sioux Falls, and formerly Madison, SD, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be sent in care of the family to Heartland Funeral Home, PO Box 451, Brandon, SD 57005.

The thing about Tom was that he really was a true South Dakota boy.  He was born in Sioux Falls on October 24, 1942 to Edward and Luella (Wangness) Issenhuth.  Although he graduated from the University of Nebraska and was a lifelong Huskers fan (the family dog is Husker!), he attended law school at the University of South Dakota and had a fifty-two-year career as an attorney in Madison.  It didn’t matter if you were a first-time client or a frequent-flier client – destitute or wealthy, Tom treated everyone equally.  He knew people from all walks of life and made friends wherever he went.  A common sight in Madison was seeing him walk a half block from his office on Egan Avenue to the Stadium for his daily lunch.

He and Monie often traveled here and abroad, and their adventures were definitely a highlight of their life together.  Because they loved meeting new people and both were born storytellers, their friends adored hearing about their experiences.  In the last years of Tom’s life, they had a very supportive circle of friends who always made certain, despite Tom’s deteriorating condition, that they were included in everything.  Monie remains so grateful for the love and support they received during these difficult last years.  

Tom is survived by his wife, Monie Issenhuth; his son, Tom (Meghan) Issenhuth, of Bozeman, MT; two daughters, Tracey (Jim) Tomassetti, of Appleton, WI, and Amy (Ryan) Gienapp of Brandon, SD; ten grandchildren; as well as four stepdaughters and their families.


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  • Patti Beck says:

    Tom was such a good guy! – sweet and funny and a great boss! No one could tell a better story! I will always remember him fondly. Warm hugs to you, Monie and to all of Tom’s family.

  • Tom Kommes says:

    Tom had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. It seemed whenever we visited, he snared me into a political discussion, they even got a little heated at times. I really never any of the arguments, he was an attorney you know. After the conclusion of our talks, we simply agreed to disagree and did it all over again the next time.

    My sincere sympathies to Monie and to Tom’s family. God Bless.

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