DONALD HUGH PECKENPAUGHDonald Hugh Peckenpaugh, former Superintendent of the Duluth public schools, passed away on Monday May 14, 2012 at the age of 83.
Donald Hugh Peckenpaugh, former Superintendent of the Duluth public schools, passed away on Monday May 14, 2012 at the age of 83.
He was born in East Chicago, Ind., on Aug. 11, 1928.
He received his three degrees from the University of Chicago: Bachelors degree in 1948, Masters in 1954, and Doctorate in 1968. Don was Superintendent of the Duluth public schools from 1969 to 1972.
He was predeceased by his father, George Martin Peckenpaugh; his mother, Thelma Anderson Peckenpaugh, and his brother, The Reverend Howard Dudley Peckenpaugh.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Frances "Marifran" Peckenpaugh; two daughters, Ann Peckenpaugh Becker (David) of Kentfield, Calif., and Eve Peckenpaugh of Minnetonka, Minn.; two grandchildren, Jeremy Martin Becker and Steven Joseph Becker.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, Sept. 1, at Smith Crossing Senior Living, 10501 Emilie Lane, Orland Park, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his memory to the Morton Arboretum (www.mortonarb.org or 630-968-0074).
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