August 27, 1937 - December 13, 2019
Funeral services for Laura Reis-Fletcher, 82, of Chamberlain, SD, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Reliance, SD.
Visitation began at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, with a scripture service at 7 p.m. at Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD.
Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Chamberlain, SD.
Laura Reis-Fletcher died Dec. 13, 2019, at Sanford Care Center of Chamberlain, SD, at the age of 82.
Laura Reis-Fletcher was born Aug. 24, 1937, at Reliance, SD, to Dale and Dorothy (Mills) Ellis.
She attended country school and graduated from Chamberlain High School of Chamberlain, SD.
On March 13, 1955, Laura was united in marriage to Stanley Reis at Chamberlain, SD. To this union, two children were born – Deb and Don.
They made their home on a ranch south of Reliance, SD.
Laura was involved in the Friendly Neighbors Club in the Iona, SD, area.
After retiring from ranching, they moved into Chamberlain, SD.
Stanley passed away on Sept. 20, 1994.
On Nov. 3, 2001, Laura was united in marriage to Donald Fletcher. They made their home in Reliance, SD, before moving to Sioux Falls, SD, later returning to Chamberlain, SD.
Laura was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Reliance, SD, where she also taught CCD.
Laura loved all kinds of wildlife.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Don Fletcher of Chamberlain, SD; her children, Deb Johnson and husband, Don of Sioux Falls, SD, and Don Reis of Newark, NY; four grandchildren, three great
grandchildren; two brothers, LeRoy Ellis and wife, Sharon of Reliance, SD, and Merrill Ellis and wife, Myrena of Chamberlain, SD; seven very special nieces, three nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Reis on Sept. 20, 1994; her parents, Dale and Dorothy Ellis; a special sister, Dorothy Faye and a special brother, Marlin Ellis.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.