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 Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service at 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