TELL CITY – Wayne A. Pekinpaugh, 93, passed away Feb. 25, 2014, at his home.
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He was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Perry County in the Deer Creek area. His parents were the late Albert and Rhoda (Blake) Pekinpaugh. Also preceding him in death was a son, David Lee Pekinpaugh; a sister, Wilma Pekinpaugh and a brother, Shirley Pekinpaugh.
A 1940 graduate of Cannelton High School, he served his country in the United States Army before he married Peg Bender Feb. 7, 1948. Wayne had been a Standard Oil distributor and a lifelong farmer. He was a member of American Legion Post 213 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939. He enjoyed gardening, farming, watching Jeopardy and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife, Peg Pekinpaugh; a daughter, Terri Pekinpaugh of Indianapolis; a son, Steven Pekinpaugh of Tell City; granddaughters, Prudence Hoesli (Jonathan) and Hanna Fortwendel (Phil); great-grandchildren, Sydney and Max Fortwendel and Addison, Tanner and Ellerie Hoesli.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 28, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perry County Home Health Hospice and Asera Care Hospice.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on Feb. 27, 2014