Laddie L. Koupal

M, b. 6 August 1915, d. 14 February 2004
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 August 1915Laddie L. Koupal was born on 6 August 1915.
Marriage14 February 1939He married Rose Rezac on 14 February 1939.
Death14 February 2004Laddie L. Koupal died on 14 February 2004 at age 88 Laddie L. Koupal, 88, Springfield, died Saturday (Feb. 14, 2004) at the Assisted Living Center, Springfield.

Funeral mass is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Wagner. Burial is in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, rural Wagner. Visitation is from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday at Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home, Wagner. Rosary/wake services are 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Laddie was born Aug. 6, 1915, in rural Tabor to Thomas and Stella (Grail) Koupal. He attended rural school through the eighth grade south of Tabor. He married Rose Rezac Feb. 14, 1939, at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church, Dante. They spent their life farming south of Dante. She died July 21, 1993. He entered the Assisted Living Center in 1997.

He loved his family, farm, horses, horse-drawn buggies, drawing, dancing, Czech traditions and Czech music. He also loved having his nieces and nephews come to the farm to visit.

He is survived by his son, Fred (Thelma) Koupal, Tyndall; a daughter, Edie (Joe) Sadler, Brandon; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a brother.

Child of Laddie L. Koupal and Rose Rezac

Charles Scott

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Rose Rezac

F, d. 21 July 1993
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 February 1939As of 14 February 1939,her married name was Koupal.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage14 February 1939Rose Rezac married Laddie L. Koupal on 14 February 1939.
Death21 July 1993Rose Rezac died on 21 July 1993.

Child of Rose Rezac and Laddie L. Koupal

Fredrick David Koupal

M, b. 23 August 1941, d. 2 February 2008
Father*Laddie L. Koupal b. 6 Aug 1915, d. 14 Feb 2004
Mother*Rose Rezac d. 21 Jul 1993
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFredrick David Koupal was also known as Fred.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 August 1941Fredrick David Koupal was born on 23 August 1941.
He was the son of Laddie L. Koupal and Rose Rezac.
Death2 February 2008Fredrick David Koupal died on 2 February 2008 at age 66 Mass of Christian Burial for Fred Koupal is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall, South Dakota. Celebrant is Rev. Fr. Gerald Thury. Music is by Kathy Koenig, Florence Sutera, Veryl Hohn, Leroy Hollmann, Stanley Swatek and Marlene Kostal. Honorary casketbearers are Harvey Fridrich, Leland Papik, Ken Wittmeier, Dennis Koupal, Paul Stogsdill, Tyndall Accordion Club and Fellow Musicians, and Members of the Czech Heritage Society. Casketbearers are Brian Sadler, Lowell Christenson, Gary Gibson, Dick Rezac, Randy Rezac and John Hauck. Interment is in Czech National Cemetery, Tyndall, South Dakota. Visitation is from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2008 at Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall, South Dakota. Wake service is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall, South Dakota.

Fredrick David Koupal was born on August 23, 1941 to Laddie L. and Rose (Rezac) Koupal in Wagner, South Dakota. He graduated from Wagner High School in 1959 and earned a degree in Industrial Arts Education in 1965 from Southern State College. He was a member of the Wagner National Guard unit from 1960 to 1966. Fred was united in marriage to Thelma Cudley on August 21, 1965 in Dante. Fred taught Industrial Arts in Howard for two years and in White for one year, then moved his family to Tyndall where he sold Moorman's Feed. In 1983, Fred started The Ole Bull Shed, which he owned and operated until 2004. Fred loved music and played in several bands, including his own "Freddie's Combo." He was a member of the Tyndall Accordion Club and was the proud "senior" member of the Bon Homme High School Bohemian Band. He and Thelma taught dance lessons for many years, and he also enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. Fred could fix anything, and enjoyed restoring antique Model A cars, which they took on trips across the U.S. with other Model A enthusiasts. He had served on the Tyndall City Council and was a member of the Czech Heritage Society. Fred's final evening was spent playing his accordion at a polka mass at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and also at Beseda Hall in Tabor - doing his favorite thing in the company of family and friends. He died on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 9 days.

Grateful to have shared Fred's life are his wife, Thelma, of Tyndall; daughter Sandy (Mike) Slama of Tabor; son Keith (Tammy) Koupal of Kearney, Nebraska; six grandchildren: Ashley, Mallory, Laura, Joey, Dante and Medora; one sister, Edie (Joe) Sadler of Brandon; and mother-in-law Rose Cudley of Tyndall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laddie L. and Rose Koupal, and his father-in-law, Adolph Cudley.

The family would like memorials to be directed to the Bon Homme High School Bohemian Band for the promotion of the accordion and our Czech music.

Dennis Henning

M, d. before 2014
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 2014Dennis Henning died before 2014.

Delbert Lavern Haron

M, b. 6 December 1936, d. 1 May 2004
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDelbert Lavern Haron married Ramona Jean (?).
Birth6 December 1936Delbert Lavern Haron was born on 6 December 1936.
Death1 May 2004He died on 1 May 2004 at age 67.

Ramona Jean (?)

F, b. 28 November 1936, d. 18 October 2012
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Haron.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRamona Jean (?) married Delbert Lavern Haron.
Birth28 November 1936Ramona Jean (?) was born on 28 November 1936.
Death18 October 2012She died on 18 October 2012 at age 75.

Gladys Branaugh

F, b. circa 1921
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1940As of before 1940,her married name was Hrdlicka.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1921Gladys Branaugh was born circa 1921 at South Dakota.
Marriagebefore 1940She married Clifford Charles Hrdlicka, son of Charles Hrdlicka Jr. and Kathryn Genevieve Kaney, before 1940.
  • On 17 August 1952 at Charles Hrdlicka's 66th birthday party.
  • On 14 September 1967 at Hrdlicka family reunion picnic, Wagner, South Dakota.

George Meiers

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Paul Wojciechowski

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Richard Gunnare

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Life EventDateDescription
Marriagecirca July 1946Richard Gunnare married unknown (?) circa July 1946.
  • On 14 July 1971 at 25th wedding anniversary luncheon.
    Richard Gunnares celebrate 25th wedding anniversary 14 July 1971 The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)

Albert Weisser

M, d. before 1968
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlbert Weisser married Esther (?).
Deathbefore 1968Albert Weisser died before 1968.

Esther (?)

F, d. after 1968
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Weisser.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEsther (?) married Albert Weisser.
Deathafter 1968Esther (?) died after 1968.

unknown (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca July 1946As of circa July 1946,her married name was Gunnare.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriagecirca July 1946Unknown (?) married Richard Gunnare circa July 1946.
  • On 14 July 1971 at 25th wedding anniversary luncheon.
    Richard Gunnares celebrate 25th wedding anniversary 14 July 1971 The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)

Leland Steele

M, b. 1 March 1924, d. 28 November 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeland Steele was also known as Lealand.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 March 1924Leland Steele was born on 1 March 1924 at South Dakota.
Marriage27 August 1945He married Shirley Lawyer, daughter of Elmer L. Lawyer and Helen Hrdlicka, on 27 August 1945 at Pennington, South Dakota.
Death28 November 1975Leland Steele died on 28 November 1975 at Minnesota at age 51.

Norman Floyd Hermanek

M, b. 8 December 1925, d. 10 November 2019
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 December 1925Norman Floyd Hermanek was born on 8 December 1925 at Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota.
Marriage20 June 1948He married Berniece Lawyer, daughter of Elmer L. Lawyer and Helen Hrdlicka, on 20 June 1948 at Charles Mix, South Dakota.
Death10 November 2019Norman Floyd Hermanek died on 10 November 2019 at age 93 Norman Hermanek, 93, died at Good Samaritan Society in Wagner on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM at United Methodist Church in Geddes with burial following in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery in Geddes. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM at United Methodist Church in Geddes with prayer service at 7:00 PM. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.

Norman Floyd Hermanek was born on December 8, 1925 in Geddes, SD, and passed away on November 10, 2019, at the Wagner Good Samaritan Center at the age of 93. He was the only son of four children blessed to Charles and Mary (Varilek) Hermanek.
Norman attended Goose Lake Country School and graduated at the age of 16 from Geddes High School in 1942. In 1945, he traveled by train to Minneapolis for his military physical. Since he was the only son and the war was ending, he did not have to serve. He returned to the farm.

Norman met Bernice Lawyer at a dance in Lake Andes in 1943. They were united in marriage June 20, 1948 a Sunday evening at the Geddes Methodist Church. Norman and Bernice made their home east of Geddes on a farm for over 44 years. In 1992, they retired from farming and moved to Geddes. Two children were born to this union.

Norman and Bernice started square dance lessons in Pickstown, SD in 1956, which led to over 40 years of dancing, but 38 of those years were doing what he loved best, being a square dance caller. He called all over South Dakota and 8 other states including Hawaii, California, and Washington. He called at 5 National Square Dance conventions attended by thousands of dancers. He served as the President of the South Dakota Square Dance Association and the Geddes Do Si Do Club. His love of music also came through when he played his accordion, organ, and through song. He was a member of the Geddes Methodist Church serving on its Board of Directors for several years. He also served on the Geddes Farmers Elevator board. After his retirement from the farm, he worked for the City of Geddes in Maintenance for over 15 years, and both he and his wife took care of mowing and the upkeep of the Pleasant Lawn Cemetery in Geddes for several years. His greatest love and hobby was woodworking, which he did right up to this past summer. He made 3 roll top desks, 20 little red wagons, tables, checkerboards, lamps, children rockers and tables, and numerous bowls. Everything was made out of scrap wood. His greatest joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. So appreciative of anyone who stopped to visit with him.

Thankful for sharing in his life is his son, Raymond (Brenda) Hermanek of Lake Andes, SD; daughter, Marcia (David) Honomichl of Wagner, SD; 5 grandchildren - Wendy (Cory) Martin of Rapid City, SD - Claire and Grace; Wyatt (Tonya) Honomichl of Sioux Falls, SD - Tyler and Emma; Jon (Amanda) Hermanek of Platte, SD- Emersyn, Chance, and Hayes; Rachel (Nick) Bowman of Mitchell, SD – Connor, Hayley, twins Jace & Jade; Jared Hermanek and friend, Breanna of Armour, SD; sister-in-law, Bonnie Myers of Rapid City, SD and several nephews and nieces.

Preceding him in death was his wife of 68 yrs; his parents, three sisters and brothers-in-law – Viola and Charles Novonty, Rose & LeRoy Cable, and Evelyn and Harold Steele; parents-in-law, Elmer & Helen Lawyer; sister-in-law and husband, Shirley & Leland Steele; and brother-in-law, Robert Myers.

Robert Myers

M, d. before 2019
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 2019Robert Myers died before 2019.

Herman N. Williams

M, b. 27 April 1907, d. 31 December 1966
Father*(?) Williams d. b Dec 1966
Mother*J. G. (?) d. a 1966
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 April 1907Herman N. Williams was born on 27 April 1907.
He was the son of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).
Marriage6 March 1943Herman N. Williams married Esther Wunder, daughter of William C. Wunder and Katherine (?), on 6 March 1943.
Death31 December 1966Herman N. Williams died on 31 December 1966 at age 59.
Herman N Williams obituary 07 Jan 1967 The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)

J. G. (?)

F, d. after 1966
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Williams.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJ. G. (?) married (?) Williams.
Deathafter 1966J. G. (?) died after 1966.

Children of J. G. (?) and (?) Williams

(?) Williams

M, d. before December 1966
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Williams married J. G. (?).
Deathbefore December 1966(?) Williams died before December 1966.

Children of (?) Williams and J. G. (?)

Erma Williams

F, d. after 1966
Father*(?) Williams d. b Dec 1966
Mother*J. G. (?) d. a 1966
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Repp.
Life EventDateDescription
Erma Williams was the daughter of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).
MarriageErma Williams married (?) Repp.
Deathafter 1966Erma Williams died after 1966.

(?) Repp

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Repp married Erma Williams, daughter of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).

F. G. Williams

F, d. after 1966
Father*(?) Williams d. b Dec 1966
Mother*J. G. (?) d. a 1966
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wedehase.
Life EventDateDescription
F. G. Williams was the daughter of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).
MarriageF. G. Williams married (?) Wedehase.
Deathafter 1966F. G. Williams died after 1966.

(?) Wedehase

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Wedehase married F. G. Williams, daughter of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).

Lawrence Williams

M, d. after 1966
Father*(?) Williams d. b Dec 1966
Mother*J. G. (?) d. a 1966
Life EventDateDescription
Lawrence Williams was the son of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).
Deathafter 1966Lawrence Williams died after 1966.

Archie Williams

M, d. after 1966
Father*(?) Williams d. b Dec 1966
Mother*J. G. (?) d. a 1966
Life EventDateDescription
Archie Williams was the son of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).
Deathafter 1966Archie Williams died after 1966.

Julius Williams

M, d. after 1966
Father*(?) Williams d. b Dec 1966
Mother*J. G. (?) d. a 1966
Life EventDateDescription
Julius Williams was the son of (?) Williams and J. G. (?).
Deathafter 1966Julius Williams died after 1966.

Norbert Peters

M

Emil C. Polasek

M

Edward Bankston

M