John Therrien

of Pierre, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022
at the Scotchman Living Center in Philip at the age of 80

Survivors include three sisters: Ann (James) Mattson of Chelsea, MI, Joan (David) Allemeier of Lisle, IL, and Margery Cross of Tempe, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Marguerite Therrien and a brother-in-law Kenneth Cross.


John served in the US Army in the 1960’s and moved to Pierre around 1970 where he was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a lifelong avid collector of model railroad trains and was at one time the Director of the Division of Railroads for the South Dakota Department of Transportation.


John’s family will gather at a later date to celebrate his life. They would like to thank the staff at Scotchman Living Center for their care and compassion.

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John’s family will gather at a later date to celebrate his life.

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I feel privileged to have met John. I drove him to various doctor appointments through HCPT. He always seemed so appreciative and was a gentle, caring man. In addition, my wife, Kathy and I were able to take him communion in the nursing home the short time he was here. He was so receptive to our short visits and being able to receive communion. May he Rest In Peace.
   ~ Joe Gittings Philip, SD (1/15/2022)