Perry Beguin

Memorial services for 76-year old Perry Beguin are Thurs, May 26, 2022, at 10:00 at the Connection Church (former Mountain View Baptist at exit 12) in Spearfish, SD.

Graveside services are Friday at 1:00 at the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville. 

The family suggests memorials to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Phoenix, AZ, or Hospice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Perry Allen Beguin was born to Hank and Aggie Beguin in Rushville on April 25, 1946.  He went to be with the Lord and his son Brent on May 6, 2022.  

Perry grew up on the Beguin ranch 20 miles south of Rushville and was the youngest of four boys: Blake, Blayne, and Jerry.  He loved the Sandhills and the country way of life.  You can take the boy out of the country, but not the country out of the boy. 

Perry graduated from Rushville High School in 1964, then attended Chadron State College in Chadron, NE, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. He later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education from Peru State College in Peru, NE. 

Perry married Verona Stephens on June 2, 1968, and to that union a son, Brent Allen, was born in 1971.  Shawn Henry was born in 1979 and Tina Marie was born in 1982.  

Perry was a loving, devoted family man. Friends and family knew him as a caring, kind, humble, and gentle man. He had a great sense of humor, once you got to know him, and he never lost that. 

Perry worked for the Production Credit in Scottsbluff and Chadron, but took a transfer to Pendleton, Ore.  He also worked in the banking industry, both in Nebraska and South Dakota, and retired from his own Real Estate Appraisal Business in 2015.  

While in Chadron, Perry and Verona sponsored the CSC rodeo team, taking many road trips with those college kids.  He was later the Budget Officer and Rodeo Coach for Eastern Oregon State in LaGrande, Ore.  

One of the highlights for Perry was being chosen as the National Faculty President for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association for the 1993-94 school year. 

Horses were always a part of his life.  In High School. he tried every rodeo event while in college he was the Calf Roping Champion for the Central Plains Collegiate Rodeo Region in 1971.   

After college he began team roping, first as a heeler and eventually as a header.  After retirement, Perry was able to spend some time roping in Arizona in the winter.  

He was active in Rotary until his illness and was once awarded the annual Outstanding Rotary Member Award as well as the Distinguished Service Paul Harris Fellow Award.  

Perry was a regular church attendant and served as a Deacon in Chadron and Spearfish, SD. He was a member of Connection Church in Belle Fourche, SD, and knew the Lord as his personal savior. 

Perry was preceded in death by his mother Agnes (Aggie) and his father Jules Henry (Hank), son Brent, brothers Blake and Blayne, his sister-in-law Myrna, and his nephew Clint.

He is survived by his wife Verona, his son Shawn, and his daughter Tina Van Kley (Nick), his 3 granddaughters Carmen, Ariyana, and Ida, and his grandson Sidney, his brother Jerry (Karen), sisters-in-law Mary Jean and Judy, and many nieces and nephews. 

Honorary Pallbearers:  Dick Lesher, Larry Miller, Al Setera, Roger Whorton, Tom Willnerd, Andy Beguin, Rex Beguin, Doug Johnson, and Michael Schadegg. 

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Perry Beguin.