MILLER óDonald C. Holley, 88, of Miller, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society of Miller.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller, with the Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a 7 p.m. prayer service, all at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.
Donald Holley was born Jan. 14, 1926, to Clarence and Edna (Banks) Holley in Wells, Minn. He served in the Navy.
He married Bernice on June 25, 1946, in San Francisco. He took various jobs, including construction, helping to build the Hand County Hospital, Stobbs filling station, the meat locker, and the new addition to City Hall in Miller. He also worked at various farms around Wessington and Miller. He worked at Wilson Ready Mix and drove school bus. He worked at the City of Miller Water Department until retirement in 1990.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW; a Mason, a volunteer fireman and a volunteer at the Miller Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his three daughters, Donna (Tom) Cotton of Valley Springs, Kathy (Dennis) Harvey of Wolsey, and Vicki Holley of Aberdeen; one son, Dan (Sherry Nolan) Holley of Minneapolis, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Betty Walters and sister-in-law, Alice Campbell; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; one granddaughter; one brother, Harold Holley and one sister, Helen Lima.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller is in charge of arrangements.
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