Reuben Niehoff, of Onida, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Onida, SD. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date.
Reuben Erwin Frank Niehoff was born September 6, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa to Carl and Agnes (Wedemeier) Niehoff. Reuben completed eight years of education before going to work as a general farm hand.
In March 1942 Reuben was inducted into the US Army. He served overseas for two years and nine months where he saw service in Algeria, French Morcero, Tunisia, Sicily, Rome, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on October 19, 1945. After his discharge Reuben came to Onida where he met Agnes Goosen. They were married on September 7, 1947. They made Onida their home where they had two children, a son Richard and daughter Ramona.
Reuben was a member of the Onida American Legion, the Onida Fire Department and served on the Onida City Council.
Reuben is survived by his wife, Agnes, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, three grandsons and one great grandson.
Reuben was preceded in death by his son Richard, daughter Ramona (Weischedel), his parents, and seven brothers and sisters.