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Subject: [SDBONHOM] Lyle Koupal 1929-2011
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:05:40 -0000

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Author: mykidsfamilyinfo
Surnames: Koupal, Valenta, Bartekoske, Ludens, Rysavy, Monen, Schnider, Ruhl
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Funeral Mass for Lyle Koupal, 82, of Dante will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church in Dante. Burial is in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery, Tyndall, with military honors.

Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 5 p.m. at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Wagner. Rosary/Wake services will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Lyle Joseph Koupal was born May 18, 1929 at Dante, SD, the son of Anton C. and Stella (Valenta) Koupal. He died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall, SD. Lyle attained the age of 82 years, five months and four days.

Lyle attended Rouse Country School south of Dante and graduated from Avon High School in 1947. He served in the US Air Force and was stationed in Anchorage, AK during the Koran War.

Lyle was united in marriage to Helen Marie Bartekoske on October 24, 1955 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. Together they farmed on the family farm until retiring in 2002 due to failing health. Lyle and Helen remained living on the homestead until October 3, 2011, when they became residents of the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner.

Lyle was a life long member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Dante, Knights of Columbus and a 70 year member of Catholic Workman Branch 109. He was also a member of the Rouse rural school board and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Lyle will be remembered for his love of fishing, playing cards, puzzles, polka music and dancing.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Helen of Wagner; three children: Cynthia and husband Richard Ludens of Springfield; Ronald D. Koupal of Dante; and Julie and husband Randy Rysavy of Wagner; five grandsons: Kyle Schnider and fiance Sarah Monen of Sioux Falls; John and Monte Rysavy, both of Wagner and Michael and David Ludens, both of Springfield; two great granddaughters: Eleanor (Monen) and Elsie Schnider of Sioux Falls; a sister, Lavina (Bill) Ruhl of Davenport, IA; sister-in-law, Helen Koupal of Davenport, IA; four nephews and a niece.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Nilus and half brother, Lambert.

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