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Ben Reifel: Family Life

Representative Ben Reifel, his wife, Alice Reifel, his daughter, Loyce, and his three granddaughters.
Representative Ben Reifel, his wife, Alice Reifel, his daughter, Loyce, and his three granddaughters.

Ben met his wife, Alice Reifel, while at South Dakota State College. They were married in December 1933 and had one daughter, Loyce, who later married Emery Anderson. Loyce had three daughters. 

Ben and Francis Reifel on the steps of the US Capitol.
Ben and Francis Reifel on the steps of the US Capitol.

In 1972, Ben’s wife, Alice, died of pneumonia. Ben remarried on August 14, 1972, to Frances U. Colby of De Smet, S.D.