Ray Earl Wieger, 89, Russell, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Waubay, S.D., to John and Lizzie Wieger. He attended country schools.

He married Delores Helwig on June 15, 1950, in Grenville, S.D. She preceded him in death June 8, 2010.  He worked in the oil field as a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Blake, Manhattan; two sons, Darrell Wieger and Duane Wieger, both of Russell; a sister, Doris Osborne; six grandchildren ; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

A vigil will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in care of the mortuary.