Howard Daugaard, 96, of Sioux Falls, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. His funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com
Howard W. Daugaard was born on July 28, 1918 the son of Martin and Margaret (Grav) Daugaard at Dell Rapids, South Dakota. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school where he rode his horse to school. He graduated from Dell Rapids High School. After high school he started working for International Harvester. He married Lucile Crisp in 1940. He entered WWII serving in the US Army and was discharged in 1946. He returned home and began working for International Harvester again until he bought his milker out in the late 1940’s. He owned a bulk milk company called Northwest Milk Route until his retirement in 1984. After retirement he still remained active in the business.
He was a member of the Sioux Falls VFW and the First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lucile in 2008; his daughter, Peggy; his brother, Raymond and his sisters, Stella and Freda.
Howard is survived by his sons, John (Cheryl) and Paul (Teresa) both of Sioux Falls; his daughter, Nancy (Wil) Harrington of Denver, CO; his granddaughters, Luara (Andrew) Meyers and Robin (Sean) Graham; his two great grandchildren, Ashley and Grace and his many nieces and nephews.