Daniel “Dan” Kalenberg, age 60, of Hector, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 15, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector.
Interment will be held in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, rural Stewart, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector, with a 4:00 P.M. Prayer Service. Visitation will continue at 10:00 A.M. on Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church, for one hour prior to the service.
Daniel Herbert Kalenberg was born September 4, 1958, in Hutchinson, Minnesota, the son of Herbert and Ruth (Helmer) Kalenberg. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, Minnesota. Dan, as he was known throughout his life, grew up in Preston Lake Township in Renville County. He received his education in Stewart, and graduated from the Stewart High School.
On September 12, 1987, Dan was united in marriage to Lynn Forcier at St. Boniface Catholic Church. They made their home in Stewart until moving north of Hector, Minnesota, and settling in Hector Township. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Andy and Jessie. Dan and Lynn shared 31 years of marriage.
Dan worked at various manufacturing jobs. He was employed with Hutchinson Technology, Inc. for 28 years, and then with BIC in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. His last employment was with Suttle in Hector. He was a current member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector, having transferred his membership from St. Boniface in Stewart.
Dan loved the outdoors, especially when he was camping, grilling, gardening, or mowing the lawn. He liked to go asparagus hunting, and enjoyed sharing the asparagus with neighbors, friends, and family; Dan was a selfless man who others could count on and trust. He also loved spending time outside feeding the animals, and enjoyed his time with his cats and dogs. He loved his pets. Dan and Lynn cherished their vacations together whether it was an out-of-state vacation or a camping trip fifteen minutes away at the home farm. It didn’t matter where, as long as he was surrounded by friends and family. He enjoyed socializing and had fun playing cards and bean bags. Dan truly loved his family, and was overjoyed with his precious granddaughter, Kora.
Dan has been battling brain cancer for nearly two years with having a recent, rare reoccurrence in the spinal cord. He was lovingly cared for by his family at home. Dan passed away there in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 10, 2019, having reached the age of 60 years. Blessed be his memory.
Dan is survived by his:
Wife, Lynn Kalenberg of Hector, Minnesota;
Children: Andy Kalenberg and his wife, Lynsey, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, and
Jessie Kalenberg and fiancé, Ryan DeRoeck, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin;
Granddaughter, Kora Kalenberg;
Siblings: Jim Kalenberg and his wife, Chris, of Hutchinson, Minnesota,
Carol Damlow and her husband, Willie, of Hutchinson, Minnesota,
Randy Kalenberg of Stewart, Minnesota,
Rich Kalenberg and his wife, Kathy, of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota,
Sandy Thunstrom of Stewart, Minnesota,
Debbie Kalenberg and her fiancé, Paul Varland, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, and
Mike Kalenberg of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota;
Lynn’s siblings and their families: Stan Forcier (Eileen), Bev Sigurdson (Richard), Barb Rosenau, Brenda Hornick (Dave), Steve Forcier (Pam), and Kathy Miller;
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Ruth Kalenberg; sisters-in-law, Deb Kalenberg and Laura Forcier; brothers-in-law, Jim Forcier, Kim Schramm, and Larry Rosenau; many uncles and aunts, and his grandparents.