Dale Chris Daugaard

November 20, 1961 -- March 2, 2014


Visitation: Visitation will be 5:00-9:00pm Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends from 6:00-8:00pm.
Service: Funeral services will be held 10:30am Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, SD.

Dale Chris Daugaard was born to the late Dwight Daugaard and Dorothy (Maass) Daugaard on November 20, 1961 in Sioux Falls, SD. He was a graduate of Dell Rapids High School class of 1980. He then attended Iowa State University where he graduated in 1984 with a Mechanical Engineering Degree and began employment in Emporia, KS at Didde Webb Press. His most recent job was at Adams Thermal Systems in Canton, SD. Dale was united in marriage to Stephanie Renee Spellman on June 25, 1988 in Emporia, KS. Dale and Stephanie were married for 25 years and had 3 girls, Ann, Samantha, and Natalie. He spent much of his time attending the girls’ various activities ranging from sporting games to band and choir concerts and theater shows. He loved watching them and cheering them on. Dale enjoyed playing Frisbee golf in his spare time, both in the front yard and on the courses. He also made it back to Iowa State to play with the alumni band every year for homecoming. He never missed a homecoming game. Dale C. Daugaard, 52, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Stephanie (Spellman) Daugaard, Harrisburg, SD; three daughters, Ann (Daniel) Stair, Emporia, KS, Samantha Daugaard, El Dorado, KS, Natalie Daugaard, Harrisburg, SD; his mother, Dorothy Daugaard, Garretson, SD; seven brothers and one sister, Dwayne (Nancy) Daugaard, Hudson, WI, Darwin (Jennifer) Daugaard, Garretson, SD, Daryl Daugaard, Toksook Bay, AK, Debbie (Ron) Cornish, Dixon, CA, Dean (Lori) Daugaard, Isabel, SD, Don (Renee) Daugaard, Columbus, NE, David (Melissa) Daugaard, Garretson, SD, Daren (Tara) Daugaard, Camarillo, CA, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Richard Daugaard, his brother, Dan Lynn Daugaard, and his father-in-law, Richard Ray Spellman. In lieu of flowers, Iowa State Alumni Marching Band or Natalie Daugaard’s Education Fund can be sent to the Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service P.O. Box 96, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, SD. Visitation will be 5:00-9:00pm Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends from 6:00-8:00pm. www.harrisburgchapel.com

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  1. Stephanie, Ann(Daniel), Samantha and Natalie,
    Dale was not only and awesome dad and father he was a true friend and great brother. Over the last few years, especially towards the end, Dale has helped me through some rough times. He always gave good advice in order to help me make good decisions. He was one of my best friends with a sense of humor that we both shared (warped). I will forever miss him and his zest for life. You guys will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Darwin

  2. Steph and Family: Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the entire Daugaard family at this time of Dale’s passing. He was a man with a tremendous smile who always seemed to lift everyone that he met. For all the good memories, thank you, Dale. And Steph, you are in our prayers. Be strong as we know you will.

    • Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers as we continue this journey without our best friend, dad and partner you could ask for. What a dance we had through our 25+ years. I was truly, truly blessed that he picked me and we were blessed with 3 of the best “sons” daughters that you could ever ask for. Love and hugs to you – Stephanie, Ann (Daniel) Stair, Samantha, & Natalie.

  3. Dear Stephanie and Family~
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I realize what you are going through and my hope is that with the love and support of family and friends, you are able to find some comfort. The wonderful memories that you have of Dale can be healing too. I imagine he and Joe will do some catching up in Heaven. God Bless

    Vicki

  4. Stephanie,
    We are so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. We remember him fondly from all of the girls’ games; traveling and cheering the teams. He was always so encouraging and supportive and such a great “dad” for all the girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We pray that the Lord will surround you with His love and you will find comfort in the lifetime of memories you shared with Dale.
    Greg and Karen Bachman, Rachael Correll

  5. Dear Stephanie and girls: Dorothy, Dale’s mother, is a first cousin to Ray. We were shocked and very saddened when we learned of Dale’s death. It just does not seem real. Wayne, Dale’s uncle called us. At the time we were vacationing in Arizona and therefore unable to be with you. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and guide you in the days ahead. We live near Garretson, not too far from Dorothy. Ray did some substitute teaching in Dell Rapids and would see Darwin on occasion.

  6. Steph and family – I was so very sorry to hear about Dale’s passing – he was a great guy and full of laughter – he was a great dad, husband and I know you will miss him greatly – our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

  7. Stephanie and daughters,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy at his untimely passing. I had a lot of good times together with Dale and Dave. Was just thinking of Dale the other day when talk of the Big 12 basketball tournament will be starting soon, and how he love it. GO Iowa State!

  8. Stephanie,
    We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Dale. We are praying for you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Dave and Ann Stark

  9. Stephanie, Ann, Samantha, and Natalie:
    We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Dale with great fondness. He always seemed to be happy and smiling, except maybe for a small minute if the girls didn’t win their basketball game :). Even then, he always kept a great attitude and perspective. You are in are thoughts and prayers, Davonne and Kelsi.

  10. I wish to convey my sincerest sympathies to the Daugaard family upon Dale’s passing. It was my pleasure to become acquainted with Dale and Stephanie while teaching trumpet to Natalie at Flint Hills Music in Emporia when Natalie was a sixth grader. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  11. Stephanie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you through this sad time.

  12. My sincerest condolences to your family in this tough time. I hope you find strength in the Lord knowing that Dale with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The Kindt Family
    (Shalom Lutheran Church)

  13. We are left without a great man. You have family and friends to welcome you. Miss you Dale pale.

  14. Daugaard Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Dale was truly one of the “Good Guys”. His journey in my life included our time working together at Adam’s. My memories will always be of his smile and good nature. We all knew how important his family was to him! Whether it was date night with “momma”, bragging about Nat’s accomplishments or what was going on with his girls still in Kansas, he loved and was so proud of you all!
    Dale you will be greatly missed! Thank you for touching my life!
    Go Clones!!!
    Angela Tiegs & Family

  15. I am saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend Dale. I am a QE who sat next to him for a time at ATS, he was friendly and courteous. We shared affections for marching bands and a certain franchise of chicken wings— I made it a habit to inform him with a text whenever I was partaking of Hooters chicken wings which we agreed were most delectable!! My prayers for Dale’s family and am encouraged by his memory.

  16. Stephanie and daughters,
    We are so saddened to hear of your sudden loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Richard and Mary (Haag) Lopez

  17. Steph and girls,

    We will really miss Dale. I am scheduled for surgery so we cannot make the trip but will be there in spirit.
    Will be thinking of you.

  18. I worked with Dale at Didde until the end, and remember his first day with the company in the early eighties. He was then, and remained, one of the people at Didde’s that I always looked forward to working with. Please accept my deepest sympathy at his untimely passing.