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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
David Kuipers

David Calvin "Dave" Kuipers

Wednesday, September 3rd, 1952 - Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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David Calvin Kuipers, 66, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his home near Platte, SD. Funeral services will be held at Platte Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. and a Committal will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Platte Christian Reformed Church on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service following.

David Calvin Kuipers was born on September 3, 1952, in Platte, SD to Henry C. and Hermina (Van Dam) Kuipers. Dave graduated from Dakota Christian High School in 1970 and attended National College in Rapid City, SD where he studied business.

On December 9, 1972, Dave married Marcia Niewenhuis at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church. Dave was an active member and Deacon in the Platte Christian Reformed Church, served on the Platte Christian School Board, the Darlington Township Board, and was a member of the Gideons.

During their 41-year marriage, Dave and Marcia worked side-by-side operating their family farm and their flooring installation business. Dave and Marcia loved traveling to see new sights, meet new people, and come home with new friends. He was always ready to lend a hand to a neighbor or friend who needed it, and he would drop everything to give tractor or 4-wheeler rides to his grandkids. Dave worked tirelessly on the family farm and enjoyed going to auctions. Most of all, he loved sharing a cup of coffee or a beer with his family, friends and neighbors. Dave loved a good story or a joke, and his laugh was truly contagious.

Grateful having shared his life are: his five sons and their families: Wade Kuipers of Platte, SD and daughters: Lydiah and Maysie of Pierre, SD; Jarren and Tara (Van Horssen) Kuipers of Cody, WY; Chris and Jodi (Florey) Kuipers of Platte, SD and children: Trin and Lauryn; Brad and Mandy (Jongejeugd) Kuipers of Pierre, SD and children: Kamden, Stevee and Koy; and Heath and Megan (Nelson) Kuipers of Harrisburg, SD and children: Hudson, Harvey and Haven; his three sisters: Judy (Harlan) Van Genderen of Platte, SD, Carol (Elroy) Kaemingk of Platte, SD and Wilma (Rod) Gouge of Dallas, TX; his brother, Conrad (Karla) Kuipers of Platte, SD; a sister-in-law, Patsy Kuipers of Acworth, GA; his parents-in-law, Eugene and Evelyn Niewenhuis of New Holland, SD; siblings-in-law: Wilmer (Joan) Niewenhuis of Platte, SD; Randy (Diane) Niewenhuis of Corsica, SD; Dan (Jody) Niewenhuis of Corsica, SD; Wendell (Robin) Niewenhuis of Aberdeen, SD and JoEllen (Doug) Dykstra of Platte, SD; along with dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Dave was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marcia (Apr. 12, 2014); his parents and grandparents; two brothers: Ray and Phil; a brother-in-law, Fredrick Vander Ley; a sister-in-law, Maureen; and a niece, Marlee.

Memorial gifts honoring Dave’s life can be sent to: Gideons, PO Box 223, Platte, SD 57369; Harvest Hands Ministries, Attn: ReSplandor de Vida School, 6636 S. Portage Rd., Westfield, NY 14787 (; or Brothers in Blue of South Dakota, PO Box 578, Platte, SD 57369.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, May 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    7:00pm Prayer Service
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 10:30am
    Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    Pastor Drew Hoekema
  • Interment

    Platte City Cemetery
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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  • Reception

    Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    Reception Hosts, Darrell and Diane Mueller

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Tom Voss

Posted at 08:35pm
In 1982 I met what turned out to be a great friend on a South Dakota pheasant hunting trip. Being of similar age I had the pleasure of watching Dave's five sons grow up to be fine young men, marry, and have families of their own. Every year since 1982 we would make our SD trip and find Dave to be the most welcoming host for so many great adventures. My best wishes to Wade, Jarren, Chris, Brad, & Heath ..I know you will be had the best teacher in the world. Love Tom Voss & family.

Moss Family & Page Family

Posted at 10:09pm
Wade and Family,
Our deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you!
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