Dale Lauck, age 90, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Madison Regional
Health System.
Memorial mass will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 28 th at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
Church with Father Anthony Urban as the Celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at the
church. Inurnment will follow the luncheon at St. Thomas Cemetery with military honors provided by
the Madison VFW & Madison American Legion. Online guestbook is available at
www.rustandweilandfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted with Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel.
Dale Wayne Lauck was born July 14, 1932 in Salem, SD to Veity???& Bessie (Tarrell) Lauck. They moved
to Lake County in 1934, where Dale grew up attending the McLoed rural school and graduating from
Winfred High School in 1951.
After farming with his father, he entered the US Army in 1953. He served 16 months in Korea and was
honorably discharged in December 1955. He married his high school sweetheart on Valentine’s Day in
1954. After his discharge, they settled in Torrance, CA, where Dale worked in operations for Union
Carbide Corp.
In 1968, Dale moved his family back to South Dakota to raise their family on the farm. Starting in 1978,
they owned & operated the Lake Park Motel until his retirement in 1983. In his retirement, Dale served
as a Madison City Commissioner, did farm work for his friend, Ray Schultz and drove errand cars for
Prostrollo’s for 19 years.
Dale and Pat loved to travel in their Winnebago, traveling to all of the states plus Canada and Mexico.
They also spent 26 years going to Texas to escape the winters. Dale was a member of the VFW,
American Legion, Elks, Ringneck Winnies and St. Thomas Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Madison; three sons, Richard (Carol) of Rapid City, David (Berna) of
Chino Valley, AZ and Jon K. (Amy) of Sioux Falls; four grandsons, Christopher of Gillette, WY, Mike
(Bridget) of Yachats, OR, Brendtly (Kinsey) of Sioux Falls, Henry of Sioux Falls; one granddaughter, Abigail
of Sioux Falls and one great-grandson, Noah of Yachats, OR.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Laurence and two sisters, Viola Jaton and Thelma
Hillman.