Kevin Kuper

Kuper, Kevin obit photo 2Kevin Kuper, 57, of Dell Rapids passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Kevin requests your presence at the Celebration of His Life by wearing tank tops, shorts and flip flops, which will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will be Military Honors at 12:00 pm. Followed by a party at Bluejay’s in Egan, one of Kup’s favorite spots to hang out.

Kevin “Kup” was born June 19, 1962 in Dell Rapids, SD. He attended Grade School and High School at Dell Rapids St. Mary’s. Kevin joined the Air Force right after high school and continued to serve in the Air National Guard for 20 years 9 months and 14 days. His greatest accomplishment was when stationed in Las Vegas at Nellis Airforce Base during Desert Storm; he got to work on the Stealth Bombers.

Kevin married Cheryl Turner on August 15, 1998, in Baltic, SD. Together they had two children Brittany and Kollin.

Kevin lived life to its fullest enjoying music, playing keyboards for multiple bands, including Kuper Family Band and Battle Creek Station Band. Kevin never learned how to read music he played by ear. Kevin was notorious for his quick wit humor, sarcasm, pink tank tops, and black shorts (rain, snow or shine.) Kevin loved entertaining friends and family, hosting many patio parties and watching NASCAR.


Kevin is survived by his wife of 20 years, Cheryl; daughter, Brittany (Cody); son, Kollin; mother, Bette; sisters, Lynne and Tami (Steve) Clark; brothers, Steve (Lola), Dan (Jane), Jim (Jill), Jeff (Ann) and Rod (Kim).

He is preceded in death by his father, Lowell Kuper; uncles, Hank Bunkers and Lee Bunkers and his best friend, Troy Anderson.

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