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Lester "Les" A. Kalda

February 15, 1944 — March 24, 2021

Lester "Les" Alvin Kalda, age 77 of rural Springfield, South Dakota, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Lester “Les” Alvin Kalda was born to Theodore and Stella (Grail) Kalda, Tuesday, February 15, 1944 on the family farm east of Tyndall, South Dakota. He was a 1962 graduate of Tyndall High School. Les married Karen Kreber April 24, 1964 in Tyndall. They raised their five children on the family farm east of Tyndall. After years of farming, Les worked for Tabor Lumber Coop until his retirement in 2010.
Les was an outdoor sportsman, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandkids and attending their sporting events and activities, whenever he could. Les was also known to try his luck at area casinos from time to time. He enjoyed card games, fish frys and all discussions made at morning coffee with wonderful neighbors throughout the years.
Les is survived by his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Karen; children Diane (Steve) Sieperda of Rock Rapids, IA, Bob (Lori) Kalda of Parkston, SD, Lisa (Gary) Kortan of Tabor, SD, Lesley (Travis) Hallock of Platte, SD and John Wayne (Jill) Kalda of Pierre, SD; grandchildren Hannah Sieperda, Gable Sieperda, Carter Kalda, Chase Kortan, Bailey Kortan, Jaden Kortan, Hunter (Karlee) Hallock, Hallie Hallock, Chesney Kalda and Creighton Kalda; brother Dennis Kalda of Sioux Falls, SD and cousin Rick Kreber of Springfield, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Stella and brother Kenneth in infancy.

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