DANIEL KASTENBAUER

D. Kastenbauer webDaniel 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.

9 guestbook entries for DANIEL KASTENBAUER

  1. Colleen Ann Canavan February 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Sincere sympathies in the death of your husband, father (father in law) and grandpa. May you find some measure of comfort in your treasured memories of him. Dan was a good man and was always kind to our family. We appreciated him in our life.

  2. Jilly Whiting February 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    This poem has helped me through tough times, may it bring you comfort also…
    Death is not
    Extinguishing the Light
    It is putting out the Lamp
    Because the Dawn has come.

    Praying that you feel the comfort of all the wonderful times you shared together.

  3. steve spyrison February 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    So sorry to hear of your fathers passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you-Steve

  4. Dennis Olson February 17, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    Val and family, Our sympathy to you and your family. Dennis and Gayla Olson

  5. Don and Rose Ryan February 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family, may your memories of Dan offer you solace. With our deepest sympathy. God Bless you all, Don and Rose

  6. Karen Van Buren February 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Wendy & family-
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad!
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!!

    Love,
    Karen & family

  7. Alannah Kastenbauer Grogan February 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Just want all of you to know that I am thinking of you and praying you can find comfort during this hard time. Thinking of all the wonderful childhood memories that included uncle Dan. Take care, Alannah

  8. Molly Driscoll February 20, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    Wendy (and Greg) so sorry to hear about your dad. Mary passed on the news this week. Sending prayers to you and your family. God Bless!
    Molly

  9. Darcy & Tim DeBoer February 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Val, Wendy & Boys,
    SO, so, so many GREAT memories of all the time spent at your house when Wendy & I we were younger… it felt like my second home. Wouldn’t have been as fun without all the teasing from Dan. VERY sorry for your loss! Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you! Tim and Darcy

All guestbook entries must be approved by a site administrator

site by Rivermile