Ray was a crop duster pilot who loved flying and teaching flying to others. He survived this event through sheer willpower as he was determined to take care of his young family.Ray enjoyed dancing, flying, snowmobiling, motorcycling, hunting, fishing, golfing, cooking, telling jokes, hosting foreign exchange students, dogs, and South Dakota sunsets on the prairie. Following his discharge, Dennis was united in marriage with Mary Joan Sullivan on June 28, 1958, in Mitchell, SD.
To this union, four children were born: Ruth, Edith, Jean and Warren.
As the children grew, the family moved into Murdo so they could attend school.
On October 18, 1980, Will was united in marriage to Pamela Fisher at Winner, SD. To this union three children were born: Brian, Katie, and Andy.
Will was a supervisor of the American Creek Conservation District, a member of the Reliance Jaycees, an RACD charter member, and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.
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.
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 is also survived by his sisters Norma Johnson and Marge Hutchinson, 14 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Very Rev. The couple moved to North Sioux City in July 2017 from Sioux City.