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Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall
Sunday December 19th, 2021
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Dennis Wayne Pravecek

Dennis Wayne Pravecek, age 69 of Tyndall, SD, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, surrounded by his family, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Tyndall.

Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Goglin Funeral Home in Tyndall. Facemasks are strongly urged to be worn by all in attendance. A private family graveside service will be at a later date.

Dennis was born on March 5, 1952, in Wagner, SD, to Raymond and Alice (Melichar) Pravecek. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1970. On September 14, 1974, he was united in marriage to Malicha Guenther. They resided in Yankton, SD, where he operated his own auto repair business, Denny’s Auto Repair. In 1983, they moved to Hamill, SD, and he worked for Tripp County Highway Department. In 1988, they moved to Tyndall, SD, where he began farming. He continued to farm for over 30 years.

Dennis was a jack-of-all-trades. He was able to figure out a way to fix anything that needed
fixing, whether it was a car, or a bread machine. He was also very creative, and he often impressed family and friends with his mechanical ingenuity, especially when he built a tractor completely from scratch. He was skilled at home repairs as well as remodeling projects around the farm. He enjoyed the challenges and rewards that farming presented, as well as being able to work independently. Some of his favorite moments were spending time with his family, whether simply watching a movie together, or cracking jokes at the dinner table. He cherished the moments he was able to spend with his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife Malicha, sons Brian Pravecek and Keith Pravecek, both of Tyndall, and daughter Tina (Greg) Paquette of Sioux Falls, granddaughters Cheyenne and Isabella Paquette, father Raymond Pravecek, brothers Carl Pravecek and Jeff (Jolene) Pravecek, sisters-in-law Gerayln Guenther and Marianne Guenther, brothers-in-law Kevin (Marie) Guenther and Larry (Ann) Guenther, and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice, and his mother- and father-in-law John and
Ethel Guenther.

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Malicha and family, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Dennis was a great neighbor and good friend. My prayers are with him and his family. God Bless you in this trying time.

Joe Kostal Dec 19 2021 7:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Pravecek

Laurie Vellek Dec 19 2021 2:47 PM

Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to the Pravecek family.

Roger R Hejl Dec 19 2021 12:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Pravecek

Marianne Guenther Dec 19 2021 12:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Pravecek

Cheyenne and Isabella Paquette Dec 18 2021 2:33 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Dennis. We were classmates through elementary and high school. We both graduated from Tyndall High School in 1970. Dennis was a very good friend of mine. May he rest in peace.

Joseph Plavec Dec 18 2021 6:12 AM

Malicha, we are so sorry to hear of Dennis passing away. He was a classmate of mine. (1970). PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, GOD COMFORT YOU AND GRANT YOU PEACE

ILA & LARRY CHESTER Dec 17 2021 10:39 PM

Malicha and family,
We are sorry for your loss! Cherish all the wonderful memories! Thoughts and prayers to you at this sad time.

Harold and Angie Schramm Dec 17 2021 5:39 PM

My deepest sympathy to Malicha and the family members of Dennis. We were classmates at Tyndall High school and he was one of my best friends. I attended the wedding of Dennis and Malicha and later they were witnesses for my wedding ceremony in Yankton. Malicha was a babysitter for our son Michael until 1984 when we left the Yankton area. We never made contact again and this is sad! May he rest in peace.

Chuck Schuch Dec 17 2021 8:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Pravecek

Geralyn Guenther Dec 17 2021 7:55 AM