Daniel Hakl, age 88, of Yankton and formerly of Tabor, South Dakota, died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, South Dakota.
Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Rodney Veldhuizen officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with military honors by Kortan-Hatwan Post No. 183 of Tabor and the SDARNG Honor Guard. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Monday, September 8, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral.
Pallbearers are Eugene Jambor, Mark Kronaizl, Kyle Pechous, Martin Pinkelman, Tom Sedlacek Sr. and Tom Sedlacek Jr.
Daniel was born June 28, 1926 on the farm west of Tabor to James and Emma (Stepanek) Hakl. He attended Wilson School District 59 through the 8th grade and then farmed with his parents. Dan served in the United States Army from May 1945 to December 1946 and was stationed in Japan at the end of World War II. After his discharge, Dan continued farming west of Tabor until he retired in 2002. In addition to the work in the field, he also enjoyed raising cattle and hogs. After retirement, Dan moved into Tabor and then moved to Yankton in 2007. He was a member of the Kortan-Hatwan American Legion for over 50 years. Dan loved visiting with his friends, cooking, playing cards and doing jigsaw and word find puzzles. He also loved his Bohemian heritage and was an avid supporter of Czech Days in Tabor.
Dan is survived by his sister, Elaine Martin of Yankton; niece, Diane Pinkelman of Yankton; great niece, Amanda Pinkelman of Windom, Minnesota; and a great nephew, Martin Pinkelman of Wynot, Nebraska.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Hakl Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Burnell Martin.
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Elaine and Family--
My sympathy to each of you. May he rest in the arms of our dear Lord.
Marlene (Pickner) Johnson
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