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.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.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.His creative side came through in poetry he wrote, paintings, playing music, and the fun cartoon doodles he always drew. 6, 1934, in Dimock, SD, the son of Fernand and Elizabeth (Kummer) Schoenfelder. The couple lived most of their lives in the Sioux City area, where they owned and operated K-D Fir Farm, a mink ranch, for 25 years as well as Fashion Fur.
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.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.