Daniel McCloud Jr.

Daniel McCloud Jr.


March 10, 1952 - December 17, 2023


Daniel McCloud, 71, of Mitchell, SD, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, December 17, 2023. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, December 22, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Daniel McCloud Jr. was born March 10th, 1952 in Sioux City, IA to Dan Sr. and Peggy (Law) McCloud. They later moved to Yankton, SD where Dan Sr. taught the family the trade of Lindsay water softening, a trade that Dan Jr. later started in Mitchell, SD with his wife Chauna. They ran Dan’s Water Service for over 35 years. He was a proud father of three daughters: Melissa, Kaela, and Danna.

Dan was a competitive sportsman with the Mitchell Trap League for many years, sponsoring his own teams and shooting on many others. He was well-known for his marksmanship not only competitively, but also while hunting. He was part of the Rodeo Committee for many years, following his passion to be a cowboy and supporting his daughters’ love of horses. Dan also took great pride in decorating the Corn Palace for 17 years. He was a driven man who worked harder than anyone else, first up and last down his whole life. He loved all the kids who worked with him at the Corn Palace and kept in touch with many of them even after he retired.

Dan ran like his cars, fast and loud. He was a founding member of the 301 Rodz, a local car enthusiast club. He loved rebuilding cars and made his own fleet of hot rods. He enjoyed meeting up with family and friends in Marion, SD for a test and tune run. The only time Dan stopped working was for family, he would sneak the grandkids into the shop for a bag of chips and a carrot for them to feed to the ponies.

He is survived by his wife, Chauna; daughters, Melissa (Shane) Sundleaf of Yankton, SD, Kaela (Seth) McCloud and Danna (Rory) Kolbeck of Mitchell, SD; grandchildren: Mason, Morgan, Luca, Meryl, and Baby; siblings, Rodney, Gerri (George), David (Jolene), and Jacki; and his nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Dan Sr., mother Peggy, and brother Chris.


Thursday, December 21, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, December 22, 2023
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Tom and Robin (McCloud) Mosier on December 25, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Posted by Steve & Linda Thompson on December 25, 2023
Our sincere sympathy!🙏🙏
Posted by Jed Rumbolz on December 23, 2023
I’ll miss you Dan the Man
Posted by Denny and Pat Dicus on December 22, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Dan will sure be missed.
Posted by curt larsen on December 22, 2023
the first time i meet Dan he went by the ice house on the back wheel of his brand new 350 kawasaki dirt bike longest wheelie i ever saw i just new we had to be friends and i was right hunting fishing camping shooting 4 wheeling we did it all the past 50 yrs oh and a little PARTYING sure will miss you my great friend RIP BRO
Posted by Hank Bartscher on December 22, 2023
I’m so sorry for your loss!
Posted by Gerald Jonason on December 20, 2023
So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for Chauna and the family. He was a great guy, fun to shoot trap with, and talk with.
Posted by Darrell Sirley McCloud on December 20, 2023
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayer for your family. May the Lord guide you thru these days.
Posted by Darin Moke And Family on December 20, 2023
Thoughts and prayers are all with Dan's family and many friends.
Posted by Norma Kannegieter on December 20, 2023
Chauna, I was so saddened to see this, Dan was always one of my favorite customers. Hugs to you, we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers 🫂🙏💕
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on December 20, 2023
So sorry for this very sad loss of a great man !! Dan will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him !!
Posted by Ron land Cherie Scheich on December 20, 2023
So sorry to hear of your loss our prayers go out to you and your family. Dan will be deeply missed!
Posted by Rick Beardsley on December 20, 2023
Chauna and family may the Lord be with you at this time. Dan was an awesome man
Posted by Rick Stahlecker on December 19, 2023
Yankton and Mitchell is going to miss a great man. Always there when someone was in need. A free spirit, great mechanic, hunter, welder and adopted horses instead of horsepower later in life. Godspeed to Rod, David, Gerry, Jackie Chauna and kids. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Posted by Jim and Bernice Houska on December 19, 2023
So sorry for your loss. May all the memories forever remain in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy to all his family.
Posted by Jim and Bernice Houska on December 19, 2023
So sorry for your loss. May all the memories forever remain in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy to all his family.
Posted by Harlin R. Ochs on December 19, 2023
My deepest sympathy.
Posted by Glen Lowrie on December 19, 2023
Just heard of the passing of Dan and I am so very sorry. Having known Dan & Chauna for decades I feel I have lost a friend and will greatly miss him. May the Lord comfort you, Chauna, during this difficult time.
Posted by Tim and Karen Harrington on December 19, 2023
Chauna and family, we are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Let the Lord walk with you during the days ahead!!
Posted by Glen Ellerton on December 19, 2023
Met Dan on the Wed. night cruises -- good guy! RIP
Posted by Josh and Stephanie Harvey on December 19, 2023
We are saddened to hear the loss of Dan. Prayers to the family and friends.
Posted by Russ Willman on December 19, 2023
lots of great times in the late 60'2 and 70's
Posted by Jerry Luckett on December 19, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping your entire family in my prayers. I have many wonderful memories of Dan. Memories are our gift from God, so I will always cherish them.
Posted by Darrell Mahoney on December 19, 2023
So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for your family
Posted by Jared Holmberg on December 19, 2023
I always enjoyed catching up with Dan every time I seen him. He was a great guy and will be missed. Godspeed brother.
Posted by Wade Strand on December 19, 2023
So sorry to hear about Dan he was a good freind
Posted by Greg Swanson (Swanny) on December 18, 2023
He was a good friend to me and we always had fun building his next hot rod engine
Posted by Gary Luckett on December 18, 2023
So sorry! RIP Dan
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