Billie Blaseg

Billie Blaseg, 87, of Miller, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

On August 31, 1928 Hilda “Billie” Blanche Dahlin Blaseg, was born to Victor and Stella of Bonilla, SD. After attending Bonilla High School, Billie graduated from the rural school teaching program in Huron, SD and taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Glendale Township. While teaching, she lived with Ronald and Wilda Waring. It was during this time she met and married Gerald Blaseg and together they raised three children on a ranch in south Hand County.

Billie spent 30 years with the Good Samaritan Society, serving as the Activities Director at Prairie Center in Miller. During her time with the Good Samaritan Society, Billie held many positions within the South Dakota State Activities Director Association. She loved her time at Prairie Center, bringing exciting and innovative activities to residents.

Billie was a member of both Cedar and Ree Heights Congregational Churches, before moving to Miller where she became active in the Miller Presbyterian Church community.

Grandchildren, gardening and dancing brought her joy, as did listening to Gerald’s music. Billie had a passion for travel, recounting Germany, Spain and Portugal as a few of her favorite destinations.

Billie will be especially remembered for her kind spirit, devotion to her family and for brightening the days of all those around her. A loving mother, a doting grandmother and a treasured friend; she will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Billie is survived by three children: son Larry and wife Suzy, their children: Lynn, Joseph and wife Karyl, Michael and wife Lynn; son Randy and wife Carolyn, their children: Amanda and husband Brad, Jonathan and wife Rachel, Ashlee and Jeffrey; daughter Judy and husband John, their children Meredith and husband Dane, Ellie and Ted; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; and siblings: Jerald, Alice, Albert and Grace.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Billie’s arrangements.

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