Donald Hugh Peckenpaugh, 83

Donald Hugh Peckenpaugh, popular local educator and former superintendent of public schools, passed away on Monday May 14, 2012, at the age of 83. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Frances “Marifran” Peckenpaugh, and two daughters, Ann Peckenpaugh Becker (David) of Kentfield, Calif., and Eve Peckenpaugh of Minnetonka, Minn. He also leaves two grandchildren, Jeremy Martin Becker and Steven Joseph Becker. He was predeceased by his father, George Martin Peckenpaugh, his mother, Thelma Anderson Peckenpaugh, and his brother, The Rev. Howard Dudley Peckenpaugh.

He was born in East Chicago, Ind. on Aug. 11, 1928. He received his three degrees from the University of Chicago: bachelor’s degree in 1948, master’s in 1954 and doctorate in 1968. He was superintendent of the West Bend public schools from 1967-69.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Smith Crossing Senior Living, 10501 Emilie Lane, Orland Park, Ill. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his memory to the Morton Arboretum ( or 630-968-0074).