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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Thomas

Friday, August 12th, 1955 - Friday, April 23rd, 2021
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Obituary

Kenneth Ray Thomas, 65, of Kimball, SD passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 in Tabor, SD. Funeral Services are 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 30, 2021 at Kimball Protestant Parish in Kimball. A Committal Service will follow at Kimball Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the church on Friday. Memorials in Kenny’s honor may be directed to: Kimball Protestant Parish, PO Box 340, Kimball, SD 57355. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting), also through “Mount Funeral Homes” and “Kimball Protestant Parish” Facebook pages.

Kenneth Ray Thomas, son of John and Edna (Scott) Thomas was born on August 12, 1955 in Platte, SD. He grew up in the Kimball, SD area, attending Kimball, Vivian and Plankinton schools. Kenneth worked for several companies in Rapid City, SD including Century 21 and Captain Clean doing cleaning, yard work, and lawn maintenance.

On June 10, 2000 Kenneth was united in marriage to Margaret Petrak. He enjoyed restoring the farm place where they lived. Kenneth loved birds and animals, having raised goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens and pheasants. He especially liked his dogs – Tinker Bell and Fluffy.

Kenneth enjoyed singing and playing his guitar at various nursing homes. He had a big heart, playing his guitar to raise money for the needy.

Kenneth had a talent for wood crafts, leather crafts and oil paintings. He loved tending his flowers and raising a garden (giving most of the produce away). The home place always had a nice manicured look with homemade bird houses everywhere.

Kenneth is survived by: one son, Steven Thomas (from a previous marriage) of Spearfish, SD; two brothers: Richard (Vickie) Thomas of Gregory, SD and Dallas (Lois) Thomas of Tabor, SD; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his father, John Thomas; his mother, Edna Thomas; and one brother, Darold Thomas.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Kimball Protestant Parish
    Address
    301 S. Babcock
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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  • Service

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Kimball Protestant Parish
    Address
    301 S. Babcock
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    Notes
    The Funeral Service will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting), also through “Mount Funeral Homes” and “Kimball Protestant Parish” Facebook pages.
    Officiant
    Pastor Derek Runge
  • Interment

    Location
    Kimball Community Cemetery
    Address
    Corner of SD Hwy 45 and SD Hwy 16
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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  • Reception

    Location
    Kimball Protestant Parish
    Address
    301 S. Babcock
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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Heather Harmon

Posted at 10:02am
We will miss you Kenny. We enjoyed talking with you, Edna, Margaret, and your whole family. Prayers+ for the Thomas family.

Tim Harmon

Posted at 09:11am
We loved Kenny! Loved his guitar and singing and enthusiasm for his birds and plans fot the farm. Even after we moved to Iowa he came out to see us. God's love to the family.
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LaVonne

Posted at 12:00am
Kenny played the guitar and sang at many family picnics, and made those events even more memorable. I am thankful for all those occasions. Rest in peace, Kenny. From Cousin LaVonne
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