Survivors include his wife, Mable Stomprud, Sturgis; son, Larry (Eileen), Mud Butte; daughters, Elaine (Alfred) Bell, Cleveland, GA, Gay (Ron) Lund, Columbus, NE, and Sharon (Paul) Tracy, Garden Valley, ID; grandchildren, Lisa (Tony) Stomprud, Jay (Jennifer) Stomprud, Brian (Shannon) Bell, Tamara (Eric) Hybertson, Jennifer Lund, Ryan (Lindsay) Lund, Melodie (Brandon) Buss, Anthony Tracy, William Tracy, Nathan Tracy, and Jason Tracy; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Hugh and Eleanor Ingalls, Neal and Elaine Rowett, Dale and Marie Ingalls, and Mike and Virginia Brandt; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Chester and Elanor and their spouses; son, Verne; and five nieces and nephews. Friday, May 18, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.She especially enjoyed including the grandchildren in the travel plans.
He attended tenth grade at Fox Ridge School near Maurine and completed high school, graduating from Newell High School in 1940.
Following high school, Calvin attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, following his interest in rocks by majoring in geological engineering.
Kay served as the first female lay board president of the SD United Methodist Foundation.
She was proud of tracing her family tree to a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.
With one quarter left until graduation, he was drafted into the U. Navy, joining other members of the Great Generation, serving from 1944-1946.
He sailed to Japan following V-J Day returning troops from occupied Japan.They were one of the first ranches in western South Dakota to implement Production Records to improve their Hereford cow herd.Calvin was an avid supporter of the 4-H program, especially when his children were of 4-H age.He enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, hunting, fishing (when there used to be water), rock and artifact hunting, and collecting of all kinds, accumulating collections of rocks, fossils, Indian artifacts, and antique tools among other things.He and Mable especially enjoyed auctions, flea markets, and antique stores, looking for that real deal to add to his museum which he built in 2003.However, she was a very organized saver leaving behind numerous files of her clipped treasures.She developed hand written paper spreadsheets of ranch income and expenses before people commonly used spreadsheets.Calvin was a faithful member of either Prairie Home Church or Opal Community Church and served as both Sunday School Superintendent and on the Board of Directors.His faith was an important part of his life and an example to his family and the community.In 1909, Ollie and Winnie each homesteaded claims on land now part of the Stomprud Ranch headquartered about eight miles southeast of Mud Butte, SD.Calvin attended Squaw Butte School for grades 1-8, a horseback ride of about three and a half miles.