Returning home, he went back to work for the State Highway Department. He belonged to many organizations including the Town Board of Kennebec, Kennebec Fire Department, American Legion, Kennebec Housing Board, Disabled American Veterans, Korean War Veterans Association, Vice Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.In 1956 he went to work for Mertens Chevrolet, then in 1971 for Gilman Chevrolet and then in 1981 he went to work for Halverson Oil. His hobbies included spending time with his children and grandchildren, the Kennebec Volunteer Fire Department for 51 years, reporting and recording the weather for the National Weather Service for over 40 years, camping with his wife Gloria, and being part of the American Legion for over 50 years.He also enjoyed being able to teach all of them how to fish and going hunting with his grandson.Gratefully sharing his life are his wife Cherry of Presho, SD; son Cody Comp and wife Rachelle of Chamberlain; daughter Billie Jo Herr of Sioux Falls; grandson Jamie; granddaughters Allison, Payton, Devyn, and Addison; brothers Wayne (Susan) Comp of Murdo, Curt (Tami) Comp of Winner, Allen (Kelley) Comp of Rapid City, Art Comp of Presho; sisters Alice (Larry) Cole of Rapid City and Connie Comp of Murdo; his mother and father-in-law Everett and Aureline Green of White River; brother-in-law Tony (Connie) Green of White River; sister-in-law Vicky Hovey of Murdo; and many nieces and nephews. Reuer was born January 26, 1960 in Chamberlain, SD to Richard and Viola (Kindopp) Reuer.Later she joined Ervin in operating gas stations in Reliance and Chamberlain.In 1999, she and Ervin built a home in Chamberlain, where she lived the remainder of her life. She was active with her church circle and various organizations.
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services. He grew up in the Presho area and attended country school until moving to town school during second grade.
She looked forward to lunch with her good friends every Sunday after church and visits from her family.
Gratefully sharing her life are her husband Ervin of 68 years; her children Curtis (Suzanne) of Chamberlain, SD and Patricia (Ulises) of Pierre, SD; grandchildren Chris (Lindsey), Andy (Desirae), Wendy (Matt) and Brian (Brittny) as well five great grandsons.
As a young girl and through high school she spent many hours working at the Derby Café, a well-known establishment owned by her parents and grandparents. Donna was the “city” girl that moved to the country.
Some predicted she would not survive; instead she thrived.