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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Walter Thomas

Walter Thomas

Thursday, January 3rd, 1957 - Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Walter Thomas, 63, of Vermillion, SD passed away Saturday, January 11 at his residence after a battle with cancer.
Walter was born January 3, 1957 in Sidney, NE to Laverne and Rosemary (Peetz) Thomas, Walter attended school in Sidney and attended the University of Washington. He served in the Navy from 1975-1979 and married Becky Rivers on June 23, 1979. Walter was a Facility Engineer for Indian Health Services in South Dakota and Nebraska and an Ocean Engineer for the US Government in Washington state.
He is survived by his wife Becky of Vermillion, a son Derek, two daughters: Shawnet Palmer and Rashaun Puthoff all of Sioux Falls, SD, his mother Rosemary Thomas and siblings: Timothy (Becky) Thomas of Sidney, Cheryl (Jim) Montgomery of Kearney, NE, Sharon Thomas of Sidney, Chris (Pat) Dolan of Kearney, Kathy (John) Bartling of Douglas, WY and Douglas (Tonya) Thomas of Gehring, NE. Grandchildren, Corbin, Zoe, Dexter, Teylie, Alex, Emily and Natalie.
He was preceded in death by his father, his paternal grandparents: Arno and Minnie Thomas, his maternal grandparents: Frank and Bertha Peetz.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 5:00pm
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    416 Walker St.
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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    Prayer Service at 7:00 PM
  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    416 Walker St.
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. John Fischer
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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Sue Navrat

Posted at 01:21pm
I just saw the Walter lost his battle with cancer. I want you to know how much I have enjoyed both Walter and you over the years
while I was working. Walter stayed in touch as a friend on Facebook and I really enjoyed that as well. My heart and prayers
are with you and your family as you learn to live without his smiling personality.
Sue Navrat

Joe &Fran

Posted at 11:38am
Morning coffee after mass at Hy-Vee! So many times you didn’t make it or you barely made it because of the memo treatments. Then God let you rally and you were doing well again. I remember those ups and downs so many times throughout the years. No more! God Bless RIP!

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Posted at 09:11am
You and your family our in our prayers Cheryl. From the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union.
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