Awards that Charley has received include the Spirit of Courage Award in 1992 for dedication as a firefighter, the John Campanius Holm award in 2002 for reporting the weather for over 30 years, and the Jefferson Award in 2010 by the National Weather Service for weather reporting for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Gloria of Hot Springs, SD; his son Rod Bowar of Kennebec, SD; daughter Dana (Arlen) Mehrer of Harrold, SD; grandchildren Chaz (Amy) Bowar of Kennebec, SD, Tiarra (Heath) Bowar-Choal of Kennebec, SD, Troy Christensen of San Francisco, CA; and great-grandchildren Jordon Pond, Jesse Bowar, Kaden Choal, and Ryker Choal.
She looked forward to lunch with her good friends every Sunday after church and visits from her family.
Gratefully sharing her life are her husband Ervin of 68 years; her children Curtis (Suzanne) of Chamberlain, SD and Patricia (Ulises) of Pierre, SD; grandchildren Chris (Lindsey), Andy (Desirae), Wendy (Matt) and Brian (Brittny) as well five great grandsons.
He would drink his favorite “Coke” while refilling the pop cooler and doing odds and ends for Cassidy and Lowell Hieb.
He spent many hours shooting the breeze with the crew at the station.
During their 37 years of marriage, they lived and worked on the family farm in Presho and later moved to White River to help Cherry’s grandfather for a few years before making a permanent home in Presho around 1988.
After moving back, Bill worked at the Presho elevator, Dakota Southern Railroad, and Presho Livestock.
When Bill wasn’t busy working, his favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing, and gardening.She loved being a grandmother and especially enjoyed each of her great grandsons: Henry (6), Charlie (3), Jack (3 months), Miles (20 months) and Nolan (19 months). Wucetich, 79, of Orting, WA will be am Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain with burial in the Reliance Cemetery at Reliance, SD.Visitation with family present will be Friday from to pm at the Hickey Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain.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 was the fourth of six children who grew up on the ranch southeast of Reliance, SD.