Tyrone Carl Campbell passed away due to a heart attack on Monday, December 12, 2016 in Mitchell, SD. A celebration of Ty’s life will be held this summer in the Pierre / Ft. Pierre area. Date to be determined.
Ty was born on October 28, 1964 in Pierre, SD to Arlene (Baade) and Terry Pankonen. He grew up mainly in Ft. Pierre / Pierre with a few brief years as a child in the Gettysburg, SD area.
Ty attended Stanley County High School in Ft. Pierre, SD graduating in 1983. He participated in numerous sports, including cross-country, wrestling and track. He also qualified in the State Wrestling Tournament. He received numerous medals and awards in high school. He was a member of numerous clubs, including the National Honor Society and was on the Homecoming Court his senior year.
Following graduation Ty attended Yankton College where he received a scholarship. A year later, he joined the US Army. He spent many years in the military and was based in Georgia. It was there where he met and married his wife, Nancy, which later ended in divorce. Ty was honorably discharged from the Army but remained in Savannah, GA working in the logistics industry. He moved back to Mitchell, SD to be closer to family and held various positions in auto parts industry.
While he lived in Mitchell, SD he was an active member and a volunteer at the Masonic Temple, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and El Riad Shrine.
Ty was a wonderful son, brother and friend. He is survived by his sister, Terrie Campbell-Mahmoodi (Farzad) of Hannawa Falls, NY (Taranae and Arian), Sheri Dardis of Waseca, MN (Vince, Ashley, Andrew), William (Vanessa) of Mitchell, SD (Brittany and Sabrina), and Holly Langer (Steve), (William and Austin). Ty had no children.
Ty was preceded in death by his mother, Arlene Campbell, his father, Terry Pankonen, and stepfather, William Campbell. Grandparents, Martin and Mary (Halbert) Baade, Carl and Vadis (McCurdy) Pankonen, Step-Grandparents Iva and William Campbell, and brother in law, Dale Dardis.
Cards and memorials may be directed to Terrie Campbell, P.O. Box 395, Hannawa Falls, NY 13647.