JoAnn Houser

JoAnn Houser, Memorial services for JoAnn Houser, 83, of Oacoma, SD will be Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Oacoma Community Center in Chamberlain with burial of the ashes in the Graceland Cemetery at Oacoma. A lunch will be served at the Community Center following the burial. JoAnn Hickey was born January 22, 1935 to Ray and Aileen (Lester) Hickey in rural Lyman County in South Dakota. She attended Oacoma High School. On June 1, 1952, JoAnn married Lorne Houser in Chamberlain, SD. From this union, four children were born: Dan, Greg, Susan, and Mike. She worked at Lee’s Motor Inn, Brady’s Memorial in Mitchell, SD and was also an Avon Representative through those careers. She was active in the community of Oacoma as a Cub Scout Leader and volunteered on the Oacoma Centennial Committee. After her husband, Lorne, retired in 1989, they traveled the United States where they made many friends. They enjoyed visiting their children and grandchildren. They were able to spend the winter in Arizona and the summer at home in Oacoma or with their children across the United States. JoAnn loved to sew, bake, play cards, garden, and spend time with her loved ones. JoAnn passed away on January 22, 2018 at Sanford Care Center in Chamberlain at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her children: Dan (Merry) Houser of Des Moines, IA; Greg (Debbie) Houser of Gillette, WY; Susan (Doug) Wittenhagen of Holdridge, NE; and Mike Houser of Cle Elm, WA; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; two sisters Peggy Reis of Oacoma, SD and Colleen Short of Piedmont, SD; one brother Roland Hickey of Oacoma, SD; and multiple nieces and nephews that called her “Grandma Jo”. Preceding her in death were her parents, Raymond and Aileen, and her husband Lorne.

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