Throughout Ray and Twyla’s humble beginnings, they worked closely with Ray’s parents Bruce and Minnie. As the years went by, the farm and ranch grew, and soon Ray’s sons Guy and Tim were farming alongside him.In later years, a third generation, Tim’s son Todd, joined the operation.He was a big fan of the lawn mower races, where he was Brian’s one and only pit man.He took pride in his cattle herd, knowing each cow almost individually. As markets changed over time, he transitioned to raising more Angus, which he sure cussed a lot more on cattle working days.Memorial services for Jo Ann Houser, 83, of Oacoma, SD will be Monday, May 28, 2018 at pm at the Oacoma Community Center in Chamberlain with burial of the ashes in the Graceland Cemetery at Oacoma.A lunch will be served at the Community Center following the burial.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 10, at am, at American Lutheran Church, Presho. Isburg Hofmeister Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Ray was born at home in Hamill, SD on December 6, 1934.They were able to spend the winter in Arizona and the summer at home in Oacoma or with their children across the United States.She is survived by her children: Dan (Merry) Houser of Des Moines, IA; Greg (Debbie) Houser of Gillette, WY; Susan (Doug) Wittenhagen of Holdridge, NE; and Mike Houser of Cle Elm, WA; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; two sisters Peggy Reis of Oacoma, SD and Colleen Short of Piedmont, SD; one brother Roland Hickey of Oacoma, SD; and multiple nieces and nephews that called her “Grandma Jo”. "Will" Reis, 62, of Reliance, SD, will be pm Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain, with burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain.Preceding Will in death were his parents Dennis and Arlene Reis and an infant brother Gerald Reis. Julia Broecher, 101, of Murdo, passed away December 19, 2017, at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre.A Celebration of Julia’s homegoing was held Wednesday, December 27 at Community Bible Church in Murdo. Julia Lillian Broecher was born February 16, 1916, in Kimball, SD, to Thomas and Sophia (Kroupa) Lebeda.