| October/November 1995

  • Memoriam

  • Memoriam

RICHARD (DICK) H. GEYER, died February 7, 1995. He was born August 7, 1921, and lived his entire life in the Manchester, South Dakota, community. He attended county grade school and graduated from Manchester High School in 1939. He worked for a short time on the farm before entering the US Navy. Dick served in World War II in the Pacific and was in the invasion of Okinawa, Japan. He was honorably discharged in August 1946.

Dick was engaged in farming until the time of his death. He enjoyed collecting antiques and displaying his collectibles. He was the sponsor of the annual Pioneer Gas and Steam Show held every year on Father's Day weekend for the past 27 years. He belonged to several clubs for cars, tractors and gas engines. He displayed antique machinery for 25 years at the South Dakota State Fair.

Among survivors who are grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Joyce, of DeSmet, South Dakota; five sons, Ronald (Linda) of DeSmet; Wayne (Carol) of DeSmet; Jerry of Huron, South Dakota; Danny (Linda), of DeSmet; and Rex (Lynette), of DeSmet; one daughter Bonnie Geyer of Huron, South Dakota; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Patti Christensen, Box 85, Lennox, South Dakota 57039.

WARREN S. PORTER, age 73, of Lathrop, Missouri, died February 7, 1995 after a long battle with cancer.

After graduating from high school he was employed by Porterfield Aircraft to build gliders. He was called to the Army and assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he flew in gliders.


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