In 1980, Bill met the love of his life Cherry Green and the two married in Winner, SD on May 2, 1981.During their 37 years of marriage, they lived and worked on the family farm in Presho and later moved to White River to help Cherry’s grandfather for a few years before making a permanent home in Presho around 1988.Donna Joan Derby was born on November 9, 1931 to Orie and Sophie Derby in Chamberlain SD. She lived in Chamberlain and attended Chamberlain High School where she was active in vocal music and play productions. Donna and Ervin made their home southwest of Reliance, SD in Lyman County where Ervin farmed.As a young girl and through high school she spent many hours working at the Derby Café, a well-known establishment owned by her parents and grandparents. Donna was the “city” girl that moved to the country.Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services. He grew up in the Presho area and attended country school until moving to town school during second grade.He graduated in 1971 from West Lyman High School in Presho.
He would drink his favorite “Coke” while refilling the pop cooler and doing odds and ends for Cassidy and Lowell Hieb.Michaels Catholic Church in Kennebec, SD with burial in the St. Visitation was held Monday with a prayer service at St. Charley was born on September 3, 1932, to Fred and Julia (Fendrich) Bowar at home north of Reliance, SD. In the fall of 1948 after his dad died, he moved in with George and Helen Husman to finish school at Reliance High School, graduating in 1950.He worked for the railroad as a telegraph operator, then went to work for the State Highway Department.He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Gloria of Hot Springs, SD; his son Rod Bowar of Kennebec, SD; daughter Dana (Arlen) Mehrer of Harrold, SD; grandchildren Chaz (Amy) Bowar of Kennebec, SD, Tiarra (Heath) Bowar-Choal of Kennebec, SD, Troy Christensen of San Francisco, CA; and great-grandchildren Jordon Pond, Jesse Bowar, Kaden Choal, and Ryker Choal.He was preceded in death by his father Fred, mother Julia, beloved sister Mary Schelle, brother-in-law Henry Schelle, Jr., father-and mother-in-law Robert and Laura Tagtow, daughter- in-law Donna Bowar, grandson Laddy Christensen, and great-granddaughter Tyra Bowar-Choal. “Bill” Comp, 65, of Presho, SD will be am Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Presho. “Bill” Comp was born September 30, 1952 in Winner, SD to Corwin and Nellie (Hauschel) Comp.