Daniel J. Klein


Daniel J. Klein

Daniel J. “Dan” Klein, age 66 of Ramsey, died peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.


Private interment was on Monday, May 5, in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre.


A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd., Ramsey, with Pastor David Lechelt officiating.


Daniel John Klein was born March 9, 1948, in Melrose to John, Jr., and LaVonne (Wildman) Klein. He graduated in 1967 from Sauk Centre High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He married Marcella Stock on June 26, 1972, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and they later divorced. He was a carpenter and built homes for Bob Schmidt Construction. He was later an independent contractor and then worked for Srock Construction in Alexandria. On Dec. 31, 1990, he married Char Hansen in Ramsey where the couple made their home.


Since 1992, Dan had worked at the Mall of America, most recently as a maintenance manager. He enjoyed and took great pride in his work and made sure that it was “done the right way.”

Dan liked to spend time outdoors, lawn mowing and cutting down trees and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family.


Survivors include his wife, Char Klein of Ramsey; three children, Gina (Todd) Thompson of Sauk Rapids, DeAnn (Matt) Heinen of Sauk Rapids and Jason (fiancé Alicia Pufpaff) Klein of Rice; two step-children, Cindy Johnson of Spokane, Wash., and Cathy (Randy) Kinney of Glenwood; 14 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Barb (Dave) Wiegers of Monticello, Sharon Klein of Shakopee, Michael “Mickey” Klein of Sauk Centre, Judy (Joe) Deters of Sauk Centre, David (Bonnie) Klein of Shakopee and Janelle (Scott) Polipnick of Sauk Centre.


He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mark and Thomas Klein.


Serving as casket bearers were Tyler and Travis Heinen, Brett Klein, Jesse Thompson, Brittney Cutter and Jacob Klein, Andrew and Riley Kinney. Honorary bearers were Makenna Sparks, Treyton and Tristin Heinen.


Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services in Sauk Centre.

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