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Visitation will begin Thursday at pm, with a prayer service at pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain.William Micheal Reis was born October 11, 1955 in Chamberlain, to Dennis and Arlene (Krech) Reis.
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.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.Will passed away on January 14, 2018, at his home in Reliance after a short battle with cancer.Gratefully sharing his life are his wife, Pam, of 37 years; son, Brian and his wife Jenna Reis, grandson, Briggs Reis, of Plankinton; daughter, Katie and her husband Matt Wiederrich of Sioux Falls; son, Andy Reis, of Reliance.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.
He grew up on the White River bottom, where he learned to grow up tough after being bitten by a rattlesnake.
He attended Bull Creek Country School through the eighth grade and Chamberlain High School, graduating in 1973.
As a young child, the family moved to a farm northwest of Murdo where she attended country school.
She later graduated from Murdo High School before going on to Springfield Normal College where she obtained a teaching certificate. She married Carroll Broecher November 11, 1937 in Kennebec, SD, making their home on a farm near Murdo.
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.