Lois M. Howey, 91, of Watertown, SD, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Watertown.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Reverend Benjamin Radtke officiating. Rachel Wendler will be the organist.
Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m., with a Time of Sharing at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown.
Honorary Pall Bearers will be Gary Klungseth, Jim Clayton, Brent Schamens, Donnie Klungseth, Bernie Boadwine, The VanGilder kids and Russ Boadwine.
Pall Bearers will be Anton Hall, Ezra Hall, Isaiah Hall, Richard Steuck, Daymon Steuck, Braydon Steuck, Zach Fieber and Gavin Guler.
Lois Marguerite Howey was born on April 12, 1928 to Harvey and Nina (Smith) Clayton at Grover, South Dakota. She attended school in Codington County and graduated from the 8th grade. In 1943 the family moved to a farm three miles southwest of Summit. She worked with her dad on the farm until her marriage to Richard Steuck on June 29, 1950. To this marriage two sons were born, David Lee and Clifford Dean. In 1957 they moved to Watertown.
After Richard's death, Lois married Calvin Howey in Watertown on July 3, 1969. They eventually moved to an acreage ten miles west of Watertown where they raised a large garden. During the growing season she and Cal often spent their entire evening until dark in their garden. Lois' flower garden was her pride and joy.
Lois enjoyed every job she ever had. She worked at the Watertown Potato Company, Woolworths Department Store, Coast to Coast Hardware, Chickasha Mobile Homes and Smith Equipment where she retired in 1993.
Until the last months of her life, Lois had an incredible memory for all the people, places and the events of her long life. She loved poetry and could recite poems she learned in grade school in the 1930's. Lois also enjoyed crossword puzzles, all kinds of reading, and playing pinochle. She cooked supper for her son Cliff and stepsons Marty and Randy and enjoyed their weekly card game until just a month ago. During that time they listened to old time country music. Lois knew all the words and would often sing along and talk about her life when each song was popular.
Lois is preceded in death by husbands, Richard Steuck and Calvin Howey; her son, David Steuck; her granddaughter, Ranae Favors; her grandsons, Stacy James Howey and Jesse Calvin Howey; her parents; her four brothers; and her four sisters.
She is survived by her son, Cliff Steuck of Watertown, SD; her four stepsons: Gary (Cindy) Howey of Hartington, NE, A.J. Howey of South Shore, SD, Randy Howey of Watertown, SD, and Marty (Roxy) Howey of Watertown, SD; and her stepdaughter, Cathlyne (Dan) Stanek of Clear Lake, SD. Lois will also be missed by her 22 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Arrangements with Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, in Watertown, www.wightandcomes.com.