Born in Rapid City, South Dakota on October 30, 1932 to Emanuel and Hazel Reinhold. Married Robert W. Humke on January 31, 1951. She was a proud military wife and homemaker successfully raising 9 children while supporting Robert’s lifetime Air Force career followed by 25 years in the trucking industry.Read More
Linda Gail Chowen was born October 15, 1943, in London Ontario, Canada to June Madeline (Abel) and Robert Wayne Chowen. Linda, along with her brother, Dennis, came to the USA in the winter of 1948 and made their home with Ma (Bernice) and Dad (Charles) Grant. Linda attended grade school at Empire, just East of Vale, and attended Vale High School.Read More
Buck was born in Cawood, Missouri, on October 3, 1933. He was the second child of seven born to Lawrence W. and Opal (Vanfossen) Roberts. After enduring eight years of school he started breaking horses and mules in Arizona and then Wyoming.Read More
Dorothy was born April 28, 1927, the 6th child of 9 to Emil Emanuel Reinhold (of Swedish decent) and Hazel Vernie (Jensen) Reinhold (of Danish, Pennsylvania Dutch and English decent).Dorothy was a missionary always sharing the love of God, His word of encouragement and comfort...along with her many food dishes. Her mission field varied from being a telephone operator to teaching in many country schools right out of high school.Read More
Lois E. Howard, daughter of Melvin and Judith (Wek) Akland, was born April 3rd, 1954 in Hawarden, IA. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Spink, SD. She was proud to have attended a country grade school. After attending Augustana Academy in Canton, Lois graduated from Beresford High School in 1972. She then enrolled at The University of South Dakota where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1976. Lois met her husband Richard while attending undergraduate classes at USD. The two were engaged in August of 1978Read More
She was born on September 17, 1923 to Richard and Myrtle (Goodwin) Floden and grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa with 3 brothers and 1 sister. The family worked hard to survive during the depression but she did have her closest playmates nearby: her brothers John and Louie, horse “Baldy” and dog “Bum”. SRead More
From a young age, Bernie and her young family traveled and lived in many places following her military husband around the world. From 1952 to 1955 the family moved to many Air Force Bases in Texas. In 1955 they moved to Tripoli, Libya, in 1956 to Athens, Greece, and in 1957 they moved back to the United States, docking in New York City. In 1958 they moved to Riverside, CA, and from 1960-1967 they called Denver, CO home. The family was located to Ellsworth Air Force Base from 1967 to 1970.Read More
Their motto was "take care of the pennies, the nickels will take care of themselves" and they lived by that rule through their entire marriage.Read More
Jack was born in Omaha, NE, to Howard and Gertrude (Peycke) Payne on June 14, 1926. He graduated from Sioux Falls Washington High School in 1944, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific as a gunner’s mate on the on a destroyer escort. After the war, Jack graduated from South Dakota State.Read More
Cecil Eugene Remington was born April 16, 1928, to Earl and Elsie (Pugh) Remington at their ranch near Fairpoint, SD. He attended grade school at the Atall School through 8th grade. Cecil then worked with his dad on the family ranch.
As a young lad, he worked with his dad for the WPA. He herded sheep for the neighbors living alone in a sheep wagon on the prairie. For many years, he helped move hay with Oscar Funell all over the community.
Vince began first grade with his older sister, Florence, as his teacher, at Williamson school on the Moreau River. He also attended Sprick and Stoick grade schools. While attending Timber Lake High School, he often rode his horse or boarded in town. He graduated in 1951. He later attended auctioneer school in Sturgis.Read More
Amy Marie Kessler was born in Glendora, Calif., Feb. 8, 1968. She was the firstborn of Richard and Betty Lou Kessler. She was followed by a sister, Julie, and a brother, Mike. The Kessler family lived in Northern California until 1981. Amy gave her life to Christ at a young age and when she was 10, she made a decision to follow God’s calling to be a missionary when she was older. In 1981, the Kessler family moved to Custer, S.D., where Amy graduated from Custer Berean Christian School as one of a class of only three students. From there, she attended Gordon College, near Boston, Mass., and South Dakota State University, Brookings, graduating from Gordon with a degree in biology with the intention of going to medical school to become a missionary surgeon. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, where she met her husband, Allen GeorgeRead More
Laura was born February 27, 1999 to Clayton and Sally Chord. She grew up on the family ranch with her three older sisters. Laura, a girl of fierce convictions and fiery passions, had dreams and ambitions to change the world.Read More