Daniel Edward Kastenbauer, of Ogilvie, MN, died on Monday, February 14, 2011 at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was 68 years.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 19th at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie.
VISITATION will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M. on Friday, Feb. 18th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Cemetery.
Daniel Edward Kastenbauer was born on February 8, 1943, at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, to Edward and Evelyn (Moilanen) Kastenbauer. During his early childhood, he lived in various locations in southern Minnesota, including Owatonna. In 1953 the family moved back to the St. Paul area. He attended grade school at St. John’s the Evangelist in Little Canada through 8th grade, and 9th grade at White Bear High School. He spent the winters playing hockey on Lake Vadnais. In May 1958, the family moved to Ogilvie to take up farming. Dan graduated from Ogilive High School in 1961 where he enjoyed playing football. He then moved to Minneapolis and worked at Hansord Pontiac.
In 1963 he married Valerie Laguban. They had four children, Gregory, Wendy, Brian and Chad. He attended Dunwoody Institute for five years. He went on to earn his journeyman and master plumber licenses. Since 1978 he owned and operated his own plumbing contracting business and retail store. Dan took great pride in the quality of his work, and providing for his family. His career brought great satisfaction through his recent retirement in 2010.
His hobbies included bowling and playing softball. He earned his pilot’s license and had fun “puddle jumping” with his family. Pulling out of nose dive spins was his favorite maneuver. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and deer hunting on his farm. On weekends he was often riding his four-wheeler through the woods, many times accompanied by his grandchildren. His hobby farming adventures included raising beef cows, horses, sheep, pigs, and other creatures.
Dan will be truly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; children, Greg (Carol), Wendy Broberg (Greg), Brian (Brenda Halstead), and Chad; grandchildren, Jeremy, Ken, Nick, Levi and Stella; brother Chuck (Carla) and sister Cheryl Dee (Dennis); and four nieces.