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HOUSEAL-KISH, Florence Florence Arlene Miller Houseal-Kish went to be with her Lord on November 10, 2012, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Florence was born on July 11, 1925, to Hyacinth (Zell) and Lester Miller in Ashton, S.D., and was the eldest of seven children. She grew up on the family farm three miles east of Ashton. She met her first husband Raymon Houseal in Iowa and they married in April of 1945. Flo and Ray had five sons and one daughter. They moved to California in 1957, where she worked for Montgomery Ward and then at Antelope Valley High School in the kitchen. Flo was very active in the Moose Lodge, Red Hat Society, and Ladies Christian Group. She enjoyed playing cards and having block parties with friends. Flo and Ray moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., in 1990. She joined TOPS and was active in the Baptist Church. When Ray passed away in 1995, she relocated to South Dakota where she became reacquainted with her second husband, Raymond Eugene Kish (Gene). Flo and Gene were high school sweethearts. They were married on October 24, 1996. They lived in Valley City, N.D., during the summer and Lake Havasu City, Ariz., in the winter. Flo is survived by her husband Gene; sons Kenny (Pat) Houseal of Florida; Larry (Donna) Houseal of Vermont; Warren (Patty) Houseal of Lancaster; daughter Teresa Houseal of South Dakota, 14 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren, four sisters: Beverly Holt of Minnesota, Carol (Levern) Swenson of Minnesota, Linda Beggs of Lancaster, Darlys Kloss of South Dakota; four sisters- in-law: Dorthy (Lyle) Miller, Jeanne (Ray) Miller, Nancy Berdemphle, Marilyn (Dick) Manson, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers (Lyle and Raymond), her first husband Raymon Houseal, and two sons Jackie and Terry Houseal. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Joshua Memorial Park.

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