Memorial services for David Kampa, 70, of Groton will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23rd at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Groton. Father Greg Tschakert will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 5-7 with family present at 6:00 p.m. A prayer service with memory sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m.
David passed away November 18, 2022 at his home in Groton.
David Michael was born on July 10, 1952 in Aberdeen to Michael and Darlys (James) Kampa. He attended country school and later Groton High School, graduating in 1970. Dave continued his education at Lake Area Vo-Tech where he earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics. On June 10, 1972 he was united in marriage with Rita Biggs at St. John’s Catholic Church in Rosholt. The couple made their home in Groton and were blessed with three children. Dave worked many years for Howard Anderson Construction in Aberdeen. In 1983, he began Kampa Construction, offering concrete work, overhead door installation and snow removal. Dave actively ran the business until 2021.
In his spare time, Dave loved to hunt and fish. Together, he and Rita built a home on the Missouri River near New Evert’s Resort and spend most every weekend there. Always one to enjoy the outdoors, Dave helped Rita each year with the garden. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Celebrating his life is his wife of 50 years, Rita, his children, Scott (Myndi) Kampa of Groton, Kerry Kampa of Belle Fourche, Chad Kampa of Groton, his mother, Darlys Kampa of Groton, four grandchildren, Tristan, Jaeger, Dacey and Dane. Dave is also survived by his siblings, Darwin Kampa of Sioux Falls, Derwin (Amy) Kampa of Aberdeen, Mike Kampa of Bath and Darlyne Kampa Daly of Aberdeen.
Preceding him in death was his father and his brother, Dwight “Toad” Kampa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rita Kampa, PO Box 361, Groton, SD 57445.