Patricia Walsh Koupal


March 25, 1933 - March 13, 2012





Patricia Walsh Koupal was born March 25, 1933 to William and Ann Walsh at the family home in Lesterville, SD, the third of seven children.  She married the love of her life, Daniel Koupal, on September 11, 1954.  They had many adventures together, including raising their family and traveling the world.  The things in life most important to Pat were her husband, her family and her faith.  She loved playing bridge, reading, working at the Reader’s Den, her home on the lake, the family cabin in the Black Hills, being Irish and a Democrat, and providing the best Christmases, Easters and Fourth of July’s ever for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Daniel Koupal, as well as her children:  Karen Koupal, Rapid City, SD, Daniel (Mona) Koupal, Mitchell, SD, Katy (Marc) Olson, Woonsocket, SD, John (Karen) Koupal, Winchester, CA, Trish (Jack) Dodge, Mitchell, SD, Bill (Pam) Koupal, Mitchell, SD and ten grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters: Mary Curry and Colleen Marion and her brothers:  Bill Walsh, John Walsh and Tom Walsh.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, JoAnne Messerli and two grandsons.


A Memorial Fund has been established in Patricia Koupal’s name.



Thursday, March 15, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, March 16, 2012
10:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Craig and Joyce Jones on March 19, 2012
To all the Koupal family, we send our sympathies and prayers to you in this time of sorrow. We always enjoyed being around Pat and her smiles and laughter. What wonderful memories you will always have.
Posted by Mary McKillop Ackman` on March 17, 2012
Koupal Family - so sorry for your loss. A mother's loving arms will always surround you. Many thoughts and prayers at this time.
Posted by tina olson on March 17, 2012
to the Koupals- so sorry for the loss of your mother and friend
May you all heal as the days pass and you know
she is now at peace.
Posted by Cam Langenfeld on March 16, 2012
To all the Koupal's - you are in my prayers and thoughts. I can still see your Mother's smile and hear her laugh. She was so very special to me and our family. I still hold dearly her Peach Pie recipe which she shared with me back in 1983 and I still make today. Thinking of you all and smiling from all the wonderful memories I hold of our childhood. Love Cam
Posted by Travis Peters on March 15, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are all in my prayers and that Pat was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on March 15, 2012
You all are in our thoughts and prayers ! She was a great lady always ready to help anyone , She will be missed !
Posted by Terry and Julie Kullbom on March 15, 2012
Dan, will always remember the wonderful time we had with you and Pat. What a neat lady.
Posted by Donna and Stan Nelson on March 14, 2012
To all the Koupal family, thank you for sharing Pat with us.
She was a special person and friend. Love and prayers to you all.
Posted by Liz Langenfeld on March 14, 2012
Just a note to let all of you know that I'm thinking of you. Pat was so generous to our family that I could go on and on. One particular time stands out; when our mother passed away, Pat, who at the time already had her own younger children , found time to come over to our house to help out. Over the years, she continued to watch over us and I've never forgotten her thoughtfulness. Pat will be so missed. Hugs to all.
Posted by Paula Langenfeld Schmidt on March 14, 2012
To all of the Koupals, on behalf of our family (including Bob and Mickey Brown), you have our sincere sympathies. Pat was a special person to us, and her generosity and kindness will always be remembered.
Posted by Mick Hersey on March 14, 2012
To Dan and the Koupal family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Condolences from the Hersey family. Gone from Mitchell but we have not forgotten all the friends and families that are still there.
Posted by Jennifer Nelson on March 14, 2012
Dan, I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I have such great memories of our families growing up. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Jennifer
Posted by Julie Weatherill Kruse on March 14, 2012
Dan and Family, I am sadden to hear of Pat's passing. I have wonderful memories of her. She was a special person. I loved visiting with her when I came home to Mitchell. My thoughts are with you all during this time. Love to you all.
Posted by Bob Wermers on March 14, 2012
Dan, was sorry to hear about Pat's passing. Hang in there as Marlene and I have you in our prayers and thoughts including the rest of your family
Posted by DONNA STEELE on March 14, 2012
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