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William Perrenoud

William “Bill” Perrenoud, age 84, died Monday, August 8, 2011, at Sun City, Arizona.   His funeral service was at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 13th, at the Kuhler Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Whipkey officiating. Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Huron Veterans Council.  Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the American Cancer Society.

William Marvin Perrenoud was born December 9, 1926, to William E. and Mary (Marvin) Perrenoud at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  In December 1944, Bill graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls.  Shortly after turning 18, Bill joined the United States Navy, and served his country in World War II.

In 1951, Bill married Lavern Knox of Canistota.  The ceremony was conducted in San Diego, California, to accommodate Bill’s naval duties during the Korean War.

Attending college between wars, Bill graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1950.  His entire career was spent working for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company beginning in 1952.  Bill managed the Firestone store in Huron from 1959 until his retirement in 1986.

Bill and Lavern raised sons in Huron.  He was active in Sertoma Club and other organizations.  Bill particularly enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing with his boys and friends.  He was an avid sports fan and geography buff.  He had his own colorful way of saying things, which his family came to cherish.

In 1982, Lavern passed away.  Bill married Millie Babcock in 1986.  The couple shared many happy years together at Lake Pickerel, South Dakota and Sun City, Arizona.  They enjoyed traveling, golfing, and spending time with family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Lou Loftesness.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Milllie of Sun City, Arizona; three sons, Mark (Janet) Perrenoud of Rapid City, Tom (Kathy) Perrenoud of Huron, and Scott (Mari) Perrenoud of Sioux Falls;  one step-son, Michael (Yoshie) Babcock of Wayzata, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Loni) Perrenoud, Eric Perrenoud, Bobby Perrenoud, Tom Perrenoud, Jack Perrenoud, Abby Perrenoud, Anna Perrenoud, and Grace Perrenoud; one great-grandson, Colton William Perrenoud; and two sisters, Doris Berryhill of Estes Park, Colorado and Nancy (Don) Keagy of Apple Valley, California.

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