David A. Reutter

David Allen "Dave" Reutter, age 53, of Kadoka, died Thursday, February 17, 2005, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by George Pushkar. Ushers were Sean Simpson, Mike Parks, Roger Getz, and Keith Ring. Pallbearers were Daryl Scobee, Henry Britton, Larry Gustafson, Dan Vaplon, Boyd Letellier and Clay Barham. Honorary pallbearers were Dave Henry, Greg, Mark and Ron Gustafson and Roy Mapp.

Interment with military honors was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery east of Kadoka.

David Allen Reutter, better known as Dave to his family and friends was born October 3, 1951, at Bigfork, MN, the son of Clarence and Arlyss (Gustafson) Reutter. His early years were spent in Bigfork where he attended the first grade. In 1959, he moved with his family to a ranch east of Kadoka, SD. He grew up on the ranch and graduated from Kadoka High School in 1970.

As a young man, he worked on the ranch with his father and his uncle, Philip.

On July 28, 1971, he entered the U.S. Army. While serving in Vietnam, he received the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. While in the military, Dave was united in marriage to Nancy Eisenbraun, and to this union two sons were born: Shane and Dustin.

After his discharge from the army in July 1974, they returned to Kadoka where they made their home on the Reutter Ranch east of Kadoka. He continued to ranch with his parents and uncle and also drove the fuel truck for Vice Oil for several years.

Dave was united in marriage to Gail Scobee on November 27, 1981, at Kadoka. To this union was born a daughter, Mandi. They made their home in Kadoka. Dave continued to ranch and farm east of Kadoka until the time of his death.

Dave was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Post #27, both of Kadoka. Dave enjoyed spending quality time with his family, hunting and fishing, and participating in sports and watching football.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Reutter of Kadoka; one son, Dustin Reutter of Sioux Falls; three daughters Mandi Reutter of Coon Rapids, MN, Krystal Ring and her husband, Keith, of Gillette, WY, and Angel Getz and her husband, Roger, of Pierre; four grandchildren: Jordan Ring, Kolbi Ring, Sadie Ring, and Brady Getz; his mother, Arlyss Reutter of Kadoka; one sister, Roxanne Britton and her husband, Henry, of Fayetteville, NC; three nieces, Holli, Ashleigh and Nicole Britton; a special uncle and aunt, Robert and Sue Gustafson of Bigfork, MN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

David was preceded in death by a son, Shane David Reutter, on March 24, 1977; and his father, Clarence Edwin Reutter, on September 15, 2002.