Howard Cuppy, Wessington SpringsHoward Francis Cuppy, 80, Wessington Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Avera Weskota Medical Center.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foothill Bible Fellowship Church, Wessington Springs, with the Rev. Sara Olson Dean officiating.
Howard Francis Cuppy, 80, Wessington Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Avera Weskota Medical Center.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foothill Bible Fellowship Church, Wessington Springs, with the Rev. Sara Olson Dean officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Garden Cemetery, Huron. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ, Wessington Springs, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Basham Funeral Home, Wessington Springs.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1930, on a farm near Vayland to George and Ella (Ward) Cuppy.
At age 3, he came to live with his aunt and uncle on a farm near Wessington Springs due to illness in his family.
He attended country school through the eighth grade and then Wessington Springs High School.
In 1949, he graduated from ag school at South Dakota State University, Brookings.
On Oct. 25, 1951, he married Darleen Weeldreyer at rural Templeton UCC by the Rev. R.R. Klein.
He was employed by local farmers and he and his wife managed the Alpena Wheel-in-Café for several years.
He worked on the construction of the Big Bend Dam.
In 1966, he began working at Springs Creamery. He started as a truck driver for the cream and egg route for many years and later advanced to butter maker.
He was then employed at Jerauld County Co-op for more than 20 years, where he drove the propane truck, fertilizer spreader and repaired appliances.
He was a volunteer fireman in Wessington Springs for 26 years.
He is survived by his wife; eight children: Cheryl VanAsperen and husband Craig, Wessington; Darryl and wife Nancy, Harrold; Don and wife Susie, Mitchell; Connie Theurer and husband Jeff, Rosemont, Minn.; Carol Collins and husband Jeff, Castlewood; Cindy Zenk and husband Fred, Webster; Candi Sails and husband Leon, Cordova, Tenn.; and Cathy White and husband Scott, Sioux Falls; 24 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, George and wife Leota; and a sister, Viola and husband Paul, all of Washington; two sisters-in-law: Bernice and Alvina, both of Faulkton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Ray and Johnny; a sister, Bertha; a son-in-law, Randy Bell; five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.
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