Erdis Ann Raynie, age 85, of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away, Monday, August 11, 2014 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Funeral services are 10:30 AM, Friday, August 15, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend David Lund officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Thursday, August 14 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral at church.
Pallbearers are Robbie Pieper, Chris Pieper, Mark Gemar, Nate Hofstadter, Derek Van Heuveln and Dan Woodle.
Erdis was born on September 8, 1928 to Fred and Lena (Peterson) Kock. She grew up in rural Coleridge, Nebraska. After leaving home, she lived in Des Moines, IA, Colorado, and Sioux City, IA. She married Leo Gene Raynie on February 18, 1951 in Coleridge. They moved to Hawarden, Iowa and started Raynie's Bakery. They relocated the bakery to Yankton in 1963. Following the sale of the bakery, she started working for M-Tron Industries until retiring in 1991. Erdis was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton. She was involved in Cub Scouts and started Pack 258 in Yankton and the Sioux Council Lewis & Clark Day Camp. She was an active member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Church Women United, Women of the Moose and Toastmasters International. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Erdis is survived by her four children: Deborah (Max) Pravecek of Freeman, SD, Rebecca (Rod) Pieper of Yankton, Douglas (Colleen) Raynie of White, SD and Michael (Shannon) Raynie of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren: Shannon (Nate) Hofstader of Ankeny, IA, Jennifer (Mark) Gemar of Tripp, SD, Erin (Derek) Van Heuveln of Maple Grove, MN, Robbie (Amantha) Pieper of Yankton, Roxanne (Dan) Woodle of Yankton and Chris Pieper of Yankton; eight great grandchildren; five brothers and sisters: Elaine Miller of Sioux City, IA, Gene (Judy) Kock of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Kenneth Dean (Donna) Kock of Crawford, NE, Dan (Mary) Kock of Coleridge, NE and Barbara (Stuart) Fluent of Cedar Falls, IA.
Erdis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Raynie on January 16, 1988; two brothers, Larrell and Clayton Kock; and a sister, Juanita Rhoten.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Deb, Becky, Doug and Mike,
I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mom, she was an amazing lady who I was honored to know. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time...
Lori (Deutsch) Madden
Aunt Erdis will be missed. My thoughts go to her family.
Debbie, Becky, Doug, & Mike,
I am sorry to hear about Erdis. She was a great lady; as young as I was, I remember the bakery in Yankton. Our prayers are with you.
The Georgia Raynies (Steve, Joanne, Jacob, Tobias, Caleb, Josiah, Benjamin, and Sophia)
Dear Deb, Becky, Doug and Mike,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.
James Raynie Family
Dear Debbie, Becky, Doug and Mike,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have treasured memories of our time spent with Aunt Erdis. She will be missed.
Joyce and Ron Raynie
So sorry to see that Erdis had passed. She and my mother in law, Margaret, were dear friends and traveling companions. I know that she and Margaret are enjoying visiting once again! With sincere condolences.
Raynie and Kock families,
God bless you during this sorrowful time.
Lina (Dan) and Shawna Suing
Debbie, Becky, Doug and Mike,
We are very sorry for loss. You are all in our prayers. Aunt Erdis will be greatly missed.
Bob, Sherry and Brittany Kock
Debbie, Becky, Doug and Mike,
Condolences to you and your families. Your mom and dad were always friendly to our family. As a kid, I always enjoyed seeing your mom and dad in either Yankton or Hawarden.
Dear Mike, Doug, Becky and Deb,
Thinking of you and remembering all the good time Scouting
adventures with your Mom and Dad. Thank you for keeping us
posted this last week.
Larry and Kathy Hintgen, and sons
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