He was the fourth of six children who grew up on the ranch southeast of Reliance, SD.Kevin attended grade school at Cooper School located south of the ranch. He was active in football, wrestling, and summer baseball.Returning home, he went back to work for the State Highway Department. He belonged to many organizations including the Town Board of Kennebec, Kennebec Fire Department, American Legion, Kennebec Housing Board, Disabled American Veterans, Korean War Veterans Association, Vice Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.In 1956 he went to work for Mertens Chevrolet, then in 1971 for Gilman Chevrolet and then in 1981 he went to work for Halverson Oil. His hobbies included spending time with his children and grandchildren, the Kennebec Volunteer Fire Department for 51 years, reporting and recording the weather for the National Weather Service for over 40 years, camping with his wife Gloria, and being part of the American Legion for over 50 years.Kevin is survived by his mother Viola of Reliance, SD; his brothers Darrel (Margaret) Reuer of Iroquois, SD, Rod (Brenda Burull) Reuer of Chamberlain, SD, Keith (Leslie) Reuer of Reliance, SD; a sister Gloria (Kelly) Koerlin of Volga, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
Some predicted she would not survive; instead she thrived.
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.
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.
In 1980, Bill met the love of his life Cherry Green and the two married in Winner, SD on May 2, 1981.
He also enjoyed being able to teach all of them how to fish and going hunting with his grandson.