Wilma L. Houge, age 88, of Huron, died Friday, December 31, 2010, at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home. Her funeral service was at 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant with the Rev. Renee Tecklenburg officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Bryant.
Wilma LaVera Seeley was born July 17, 1922, at home in Iona, South Dakota to Earl and Anna (Tagtow) Seeley. She attended Lewis #36 School.
Before moving with her family to Bryant in 1942, Wilma did housework for a family and worked at the hospital in Chamberlain.
She married Quentin Houge November 26, 1944, at Hayti, South Dakota. Witnesses were Jessie Seeley and Elwood Griffith. They lived in Bryant and on farms in the Bryant, Vienna and Willow Lake areas. When they retired in 1983, they moved De Smet. Wilma moved to Huron shortly after her husband’s death on January 6, 2003. After a few years, she returned to De Smet. In May 2010, she moved to an assisted living apartment in Huron. At the time of her death, she was a resident of Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.
As a young person, Wilma had been a member of the Methodist Church Youth and the Happy-Go-Lucky 4-H Club. She had earned many ribbons for her sewing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Heath Styer; three sisters, Belle, Lovaina, and Agnes; and triplet brothers in infancy.
Wilma is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (David) Davidson of Woonsocket and Erlene Harty of De Smet; five grandchildren, Jason (Tammy) Styer of Mitchell, Michelle Styer of Huron, Teri (Jamie) Anderson of Yankton, Carly Pietz of Parkston and Shelby Cummins of De Smet; eight great-grandchildren, Gavin Styer, Tatum, Kinzye and London Anderson, Angel, Maggie, and Quentin Pietz and Chyanne Cummins; two step-granddaughters, Angela Young of Texas and Leslie (Lynn) Weston of Missouri: two step-great-grandchildren, Kristy and Draven Weston; one step-great-great-granddaughter, Khayiah Paye; two sisters, Jessie Haug of Willow Lake, and Marie Hanson of Madison; and many nieces nephews, cousins and friends.