Raeburn R. Moore, 87, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, September 18, 2021, under hospice care after a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 22, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian, SD. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 21, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with a 7:00 PM Scripture Service. Masks are required at the services. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.Raeburn Rose Moore was born May 31, 1934, to Joseph and Mary (Maddock) Grassel in rural Afton Township, Sanborn County, SD. The youngest of eight children, Raeburn attended grade school in Afton Township, two years in Artesian, and graduated with honors at Woonsocket High School in May of 1952. Thereafter, Raeburn was employed at H.A. Denney Insurance Agency in Mitchell. On December 27, 1952, she married her forever love Melvin Moore at Saint Charles Catholic Church in Artesian. Melvin would later reunite with her for the remainder of their married life after he returned from the US Army in 1954. The young couple started their married life on a farm just outside of Artesian. To this union, they were blessed with nine children: Gordon, Brian, Wayne, Mary, James, Nancy, Audrey, Janice, and Susan. Together on their farm, they raised livestock and crops; singly, Raeburn raised chickens to butcher, a garden to harvest, and bread to bake to feed their family. As a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Raeburn played the organ until she moved to Mitchell. She joined Holy Spirit Catholic Church following the death of Melvin in 2009. Raeburn believed in faith, family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her many friends. Raeburn is survived by her nine children and their spouses: Gordon (Trish) Moore, Brian (Terry) Moore of Artesian; Wayne (Tami) Moore of Howard; Mary (Dave) Marvel of Huron; James (Dolores) Moore of Burke, Nancy (Dan) Schroeder and Janice (Don) Huber of Alexandria; Audrey (Al) Spader of Howard; and Susan (Steven) Neuman of Brookings; all of South Dakota. From her children, there are 26 grandchildren (2 deceased), 43 great-grandchildren; along with brothers-in-law, Howard Moore and Marvin VanOverschelde; sister-in-law, Mary Bechen; as well as her special friend, Warren Peer, all of Mitchell. She is preceded in death by all her siblings: Mary Jo Vetter, Ruth Hinker, Eleanor Unterbrunner, Monica VanOverschelde, Ted Grassel, Francis Grassel, and John Grassel; in-laws Howard and Marg Bechen, Myrna Moore, and Earl and Bonnie Moore.
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