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Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall
Monday April 19th, 2021

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Monday April 19th, 2021

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Richard Dale Hovorka

Richard D. Hovorka, age 89 of Tabor, South Dakota, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society - Tyndall.
Richard Dale Hovorka was born August 27, 1931 to Ambrose and Amelia (Blaha) Hovorka in Tabor, South Dakota. He attended McCrea Country School through the 8th grade. Growing up a country boy, he always helped on the family farm. Richard worked line construction in Tabor, Thedford, Nebraska and Wessington, SD. Richard married Sharleen Kaiser April 23, 1956. He moved his new bride to Poplar, Montana where they made their home until February 1957. That is when they moved back to his home place to farm.
Richard was very active in American Legion, where he was a member all his adult life, at the local level. He also served as State District Commander, State Master at Arms and State Commander. The state post attained a very high membership while Richard served the year from 1991-1992, with much help from his adjutant and membership chairman.
Richard was also active on the county weed board and served on the FSA County Committee. He actively participated with Tri-State Old Iron, Western Fraternal. He attended many army reunions with the 474th Signal Aviation Construction Company, SCARWAF which was a special category of the Army with Air Forces.
Some of Richard’s many loves were restoring old tractors, going for drives in the country side, seeing all the new construction, checking on his neighbors’ farming progress and going on area tractor rides. Richard was known everywhere for his infectious laugh.
Richard is survived by his wife, Sharleen; sons, Dave (Vicki) Hovorka, Roger (Audra) Hovorka and Tim (Gloriann) Hovorka; daughter Cindy (Mark) Settje; grandchildren Jackie Hovorka, Keith (Debbie) Hovorka, Kelsey Hovorka (Spencer), Cole Hovorka, Addison Hovorka, Chantelle (Jerry) Walter, Travis (Samantha) Hovorka, James (Naomi) Cuka and Jessica (Todd) Kautz; great grandchildren, Raelynn, Emeri, Isabella, Maverick, Taylee, Alex, Evan, Westin, Paisley, Devon, Allyssa, Payton and Blake; brother-in-law, Melvin Delzer; sisters-in-law, Irene Hovorka and Margie Hovorka and several nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Eleanor Kiehlbach, Lloyd, Herman, Cleadues, Lester, Willard, Alvin, Loreen Novak and Geneva Delzer; sisters-in-law Mary, Mildred, Connie and Helen; brothers-in-law Marvin Novak and Don Kiehlbach and granddaughter Kyndra Lambley.

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Cindy sorry for your loss. Sympathies to you and all you family. Wolfie and Kim

Wolfie and Kim Apr 17 2021 10:44 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Sharleen and family for the loss of Richard. We were privileged to get to know him through the American Legion, when he was state commander and my mother was state auxiliary president. We always looked forward to seeing him and Sharleen, and to be greeted with that wonderful smile and laugh. Richard will be missed by many. Konnie Lehr Zeitner and Arlo Zeitner

Konnie (Lehr) Zeitner Apr 17 2021 6:40 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sympathy to all. Yogi and Joan

Joan Frerichs Apr 17 2021 5:15 PM

Sorry for the family of Richard, my last cousin on my father's side of the family.

Joe Hovorka Apr 16 2021 10:03 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the family!

Ron & Janet (Rezac) Burbach Apr 16 2021 5:59 PM