Kenneth "Doc" Custis, 97, of Scotland, SD, died August 31, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society, Scotland.
A joint celebration of his and his wife Nola's lives, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton, SD.
Their interment in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022.
Kenneth was born August 18, 1921 to Henry "Hap" and Albertina (Minnie) Custis in Jamestown, ND. He graduated from Woodward High School in Woodward, Iowa in 1938 and then went on to become a captain in the United States Army. He served in the Army for five years during WWII and spent time on both coasts of the U.S. as well as in the Pacific on Okinawa. Upon his return from the war he enrolled in Buena Vista College where he met and then married Nola Jean (NJ) Fairchild February 2, 1947 in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Ken graduated from Buena Vista with a BS degree in 1947 and a Vocational Ag degree from Iowa State in 1949. He then taught school for a few years before returning to veterinarian school at Iowa State and graduating with his third degree in 1956. Doc practiced as a large animal vet for 45 years in Scotland, SD.
He is survived by his children, Dan (Linda) of Custer, SD, Dave (Bobbie) of Midland, TX and Holly (Randy) of Cheyenne, WY.; five grandchildren, Trent (Kelly) of Dallas, TX, Tyler (Megan) of Vermillion, SD, Sadye, Savana and Shaelee of Midland, TX and two great-grandchildren, Knox and Brooks of Vermillion, SD.
Floral tributes may be viewed within the service program.