Peggy Ann Smith (Huntimer)

Lincoln, NE (formerly of Dell Rapids, SD)
November 27, 2023
Peggy Ann Smith (Huntimer), 72, of Lincoln, NE passed away November 27, 2023, at her home in the loving care of her husband, Ron. Peggy was born in 1951 in Dell Rapids, SD to Jim and Alverda Huntimer (Anderson). She earned her degree in Nursing at the University of South Dakota, and went on to earn her Certified Emergency Nurse certification soon after.
Peggy married the love her life, Ronald Smith in 1975 and together they began their life in Sioux City, IA raising their four children, and in 1991 moved to Lincoln, NE. Peggy was an avid runner, having completed 12 marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2017. Peggy’s faith was the staple of who she was as daughter, sister, spouse, mother and grandmother. A central pillar of her faith was her connection to Mother Mary and the Rosary. There was not a single training run or race where Peggy did not have a rosary in her hand. Between January 2021 and March 2022, Peggy, with the help of her husband Ron, traveled to every state capital as well as our nation’s capital to say the Rosary on the steps of each building to pray for the unborn and pro-life causes. Peggy was a devoted wife to her husband, Ron, of 48 years, as well as a loving mother of her 4 children: Ryan (Courtney) Smith of Tampa, FL, Kathleen (John) Klein of West Des Moines, IA, Margaret (Jevin) Budde and Susan (Jake) Dendinger, both of Madison, WI. Peggy’s deepest joy was spending time with her 12 grandchildren: Jackson, Molly, Brady, Alexandra, and Colton (Ryan); Kaylie, Kennedy and Daniel (Kathleen); Mavin (Margaret) and George, Hugh and Ophelia (Susan). Peggy is also survived by her brothers, Paul, Mike, James, David, and Peter Huntimer as well as her sisters, Linda Huntimer, Mary Fuglsby, Joan Murphy, Lois Lenth, and Marie Chamley. Preceded in death by her parents Jim and Alverda and brother Jimmy Huntimer.
Family Present 5:30-6:30pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1940 South 77th Street on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Rosary followed at 6:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, December 1, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1940 South 77th Street.
Private Family Burial was Saturday, December 2, 2023 at St Mary’s Cemetery, Dell Rapids, SD at 9:30am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 606 East 8th Street, Dell Rapids, SD 57022 and the Women’s Care Center, 5632 S 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68516.
Funeral arrangements provided by Kahler-Brende Funeral Home.