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William "Bill" Eugene Peugh

William “Bill” Peugh, 78 yrs, of Manhattan died October 16, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Bill passed away at The Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan, Kansas, where he received extraordinary and compassionate care.

James Melvin and Helen Maxine (Miller) Peugh welcomed their second child, William, on July 13, 1939, in Tucson, Arizona. Shortly thereafter, the family moved back home to Mankato, Kansas, where Bill was raised and attended school. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1957. He then attended Fairbury Community College on a football scholarship in Fairbury, Nebraska, before transferring to Kansas State University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1962. He later received a Master of Science Degree from Fort Hays State University in 1975.

On July 27, 1958, he married his high school sweetheart, Patsy Broyles, at the First Christian Church in Mankato. They celebrated 59 years of marriage. To this union five children were born: Tamera Dee, Susan Jo, Russ Michael, Tisha Dawn, and Kitra Rane.

After graduating from Kansas State University, the family moved to Dodge City, Kansas, where Bill taught biology at Dodge City Senior High School from 1962-1976. During his time as a teacher, he also coached football, basketball, and tennis. Later, from 1981-1989, he served on the USD 443 Board of Education. After his teaching career, Bill went into the construction business until his retirement in 2004. He owned and operated Bill’s Agri Supply with a Butler Farm Buildings dealership for many years in Dodge City.

In the fall of 2013, Bill and Pat moved from Dodge City to Manhattan, Kansas. Bill was a member of the First Christian Church in Mankato, Dodge City, and most recently the University Christian Church in Manhattan. He was a man of many talents and especially skilled in building, carpentry, and cement construction. Bill loved working in his shop. He took great pride in his work and was proud of his completed projects. He especially treasured the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who brought him great joy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, water skiing, snow skiing, golfing, summer vacations where they visited every state except one, and enjoyed making many trips to the Wilderness Club at Big Cedar Lodge, south of Branson, Missouri. Bill enjoyed attending Kansas State football games and bowl games. After their retirement, Bill and Pat enjoyed eight years of wintering in South Texas.

Preceding him in death were a son, Russ Michael (1964), his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Lester and Elsie (Kuiken) Broyles; a younger brother, James, and a brother-in-law, John Elzea.

He is survived by his wife and four daughters: Tamera Preston (Greg) of Dodge City, Susan Anglemyer (Chad) of Omaha, Nebraska, Tisha Skelton (Jared) of Larned, Kansas, and Kitra Schartz (Joe) of Manhattan; grandchildren: Isaac Preston (Allison) of Dodge City, Shelbie Williams (Daniel) of Dodge City, Britt Winters (Kurtis) of Omaha, Dr. Taylor Anglemyer (Jillian) of Omaha, Gage Skelton of Larned, and Kira, Keenan, and Keylee Schartz of Manhattan; great-grandchildren: Briggs Williams, Ryker Williams, Charles Winters, Bristol Williams, Brekyn Preston, Paisley Winters, Ainslee Williams, Priscilla Winters, James Anglemyer, and Oliver Winters. He is also survived by two sisters, Cogie Elzea and Sara Jensen (Randy) both of Denver.

Cremation is planned and there will be no public visitation. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at University Christian Church of Manhattan, 2800 Claflin Road. Burial will be at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan, Kansas, in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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