Floyd Karpinske, age 70, of Albee, SD, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Hutchinson, MN. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown, SD, on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Rev. Dan Ofstehage will officiate. The family is requested to meet at the chapel on Wednesday by 10:00 a.m. for a prayer service.
Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. and prior to the service on Wednesday.
Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Honorary pallbearers will be: Kathleen Gutormson, Kendra Olson, Cullen Olson, Reece Newcomb, Weston Lamson, Everly Lamson and Delilah Gutormson. Active pallbearers will be: Carson Gutormson, Cody Olson, Craig Reynolds, Cody Reynolds, Jesse Helwig and Jason Karpinske.
Floyd Karpinske was born on January 22, 1951, in Watertown, SD, to Leo and Phyllis (Johnson) Karpinske. He attended school in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1969. He was employed by United Hardware for 40 years. Floyd enjoyed collecting antiques and die cast cars. He spent a lot of time working on cars and on his home. He completely rebuilt and remodeled his 100 year old home.
Floyd is survived by his daughters, Joni Olson (Jayson Newcomb) and Christina Horton; his brothers, Ralph Karpinske and Curt (Cathy) Karpinske; his sister, Janet Lee (Bernie Pence); grandchildren: Kathleen Gutormson, Carson Gutormson, Kendra Olson, Cody Olson, Cullen Olson, Reece Newcomb and Grant Horton; and great-grandchildren, Weston Lamson, Everly Lamson, Delilah Gutormson; and his former wife, Michele Meis, who was an important part of his care since his diagnosis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Phyllis Karpinske.
Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel Watertown, Hayti, De Smet, Bryant www.crawfordosthus.com