Christoph D. “Chris” Reimann
Christoph D. “Chris” Reimann, 73, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Rapid City Hospice House.
He was born November 16, 1938, in Midland, S.D., to Rudolph and Margaret (Gillaspie) Reimann. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Midland and attended rural schools through the eighth grade, graduating from Midland High School and received a B.S in Secondary Education from BHSU.
On August 20, 1961, Chris was united in marriage to JoAnne Pringle in Lead. To this union were born two sons, Kent and Larry. He taught school in Mobridge, Ft. Pierre and Deadwood prior to his employment with the Homestake Mining Company, retiring in 1993.
Chris found great joy in serving his Lord, being with family, especially grandchildren, living in the country, traveling and working on genealogy. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, long time supporter and volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, served proudly in the South Dakota National Guard and was an avid supporter of high school wrestling, especially for his boys and any activity in which his grandchildren participated.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Reimann, Caputa; two sons, Kent Reimann, Caputa, and Larry Reimann and his wife, Kim, Casper, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Cole, Felecia, Gabrielle, Natalie and Curtis; his brother, Kendrick Reimann and his wife, Rayma, Midland; and his sister, Martha Ulrich and her husband, Marvin, Glendive, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law, Robert and Tillie Pringle.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 20, 2012 at Oakridge Cemetery near Deadwood with military honors.
A memorial has been established to the Black Hills Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.