Daniel Chaloupka, age 59, of Wilmot, SD died on March 9, 2020, at Milbank Area Hospital – Avera Health, following a long battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Wilmot Lutheran Church. Rev. Sheila Pohl will officiate and burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Honorary bearers will be Dan’s family and friends.
Daniel Ray Chaloupka was born on August 7, 1960, in Milbank, SD. He was the son of Fred and Geraldine (Trapp) Chaloupka. Dan grew up in the Twin Brooks area. He attended parochial school at St. Lawrence Catholic School and attended Milbank public schools. Following his education Dan worked various construction jobs in the area, and also traveled for jobs outside of the area. Dan eventually settled in Wilmot, SD. He worked at Wilmot Lumber Company for a number of years. He was united in marriage with Leslie Christianson on June 18, 1994, in Sisseton, SD.
Dan and Leslie remained in Wilmot and were blessed with two children: Katlyn and Kyrin. Dan loved the outdoors! He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gun collector. He enjoyed playing bean bags. He loved entertaining friends in his “man cave” and enjoyed asparagus hunting in the spring. Most important to Dan was his family. He cherished his wife, children, relatives, and friends.
Dan is survived by his wife, Leslie of Wilmot, SD; his children: Katlyn Chaloupka of Wilmot, SD; Kyrin Chaloupka of Wilmot, SD; and Thomas (Kara) Henke of Canton, SD; his mother, Geraldine Chaloupka of Twin Brooks, SD; one granddaughter, Aspen Henke; two sisters: Christie (Terry) Wittrock of Milbank, SD; Dolly (Dale) Madsen of Twin Brooks, SD; one brother, Michael (Lorraine) Chaloupka of Woodbridge, VA; sister-in-law, Mary Chaloupka of Smyrna, Delaware; brother-in-law, Gayle (Holly) Christianson of Piedmont, SD; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Paulette and David Christianson of Sisseton, SD; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dan was preceded in death by his father, Fred; and two brothers: Richard and Thomas.