John MaComb

Monday, February 14, 2011

John MaComb, 45, of Pierre, S.D., died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Pierre.

John Allen MaComb was born Jan. 23, 1966, in Le Mars, the son of Ned and Wanda (Lang) MaComb. John attended and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1984. John was united in marriage to Nichole Pater on Sept. 25, 1993, in Worthington, Minn.

John worked in the grocery industry for several years and for the last five years worked as a driver for Spee-Dee Delivery in Pierre.

He enjoyed playing X-box with his son, racing remote control cars, screaming (or crying) during the Minnesota Vikings games, and recently started trying to acquire a green thumb.

John was a loving father of three who enjoyed many things in life. The sun rose and set on his children, and he could be counted on to provide quick-witted one liners to provide hours of entertainment to family and friends.

Although he was taken far too early, his family knew that his life was made whole, simply by having them in it. His love for animals has been passed down to his children, and his three dogs are greatly benefiting from years of his devoted care and attention.

John is survived by his wife, Nichole (Pater) MaComb; daughters, Tristin Wiepen and Alexis MaComb; son, Tyler MaComb; parents, Ned and Wanda (Lang) MaComb of Le Mars; sister, Tammy (Bob) Singer of Le Mars; brothers Scott (Jean) MaComb of Sioux City and Cory (Angela) MaComb of Le Mars; aunts and uncles: Dick Lang, Shirley Reilly, LeeAnn Lang and JoAnn Petry, all of Le Mars; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Karla Pater of Worthington, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Joni and Chris Belair of Omaha, Neb.; a brother-in-law, Lyle and Paula Pater of Eau Claire, Wisc., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, LeRoy and Vivian Lang and Robert and Irene MaComb; uncles Doug Lang, Chuck Petry and Wendell MaComb; an aunt, Carol Lang; and his niece, Emily MaComb.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. today (Monday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. officiating. Interment was in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations with the family present was from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation continued Monday morning from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Cory MaComb, Scott MaComb, Bob Singer, Lyle Pater, Sam Campbell, and Jeremy Singer.

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