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Daniel Kerkaert

March 24, 1965 July 31, 2022
Daniel Kerkaert
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Daniel Joseph Kerkaert was born on March 24, 1965 to Albert and Maxine (St. Aubin) Kerkaert in Marshall, Minnesota. He attended Russell-Tyler High School and graduated in 1983. On November 28, 1987, Dan married Michelle Wigen. After they were married they moved to Lynd, Minnesota, where they lived for a year until moving to their farm near Russell, Minnesota. They had 3 children: Danielle, Dana, and Joseph. Dan worked at Schwan’s for 16 years and then started farming. Every spring he calibrated planters around the tristate area; he did this for several years. In October, 2013, Dan was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease which he battled courageously for years. Dan passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at his home in Russell surrounded by family at the age of 57.

Dan enjoyed hunting, 8 ball pool, Rolle Bolle and fishing. Dan learned how to play pool at the Kerkaert Store on a bumper pool table. He later became a master 8 ball pool player. He loved being on a team and playing in tournaments. His skills won him many trophies and honors. Dan also loved Rolle Bolle and won many trophies. Dan enjoyed teaching and watching his children the fine points of these games. His proudest times were when his children played pool and Rolle Bolle and won like he did. In November, 1990, he shot a 21 point buck near Russell, which was one of his greatest accomplishments that he loved to share with everyone. One of Dan’s greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren. He loved spending time with them in the deer stand and getting ice cream from Dairy Queen. Over the years he loved to collect coins, stamps, and baseball cards. Dan was known for his humor and always having a joke to share.

Dan is survived by his wife, Michelle Kerkaert; children, Danielle (Garett) Beck of Russell, Minnesota, Dana (Curtus Schultz) Kerkaert of Russell, and Joseph Kerkaert of Russell; parents, Albert and Maxine Kerkaert of Russell; siblings, Cindy (Jeff Meyer) Elsing of Worthington, Minnesota, Jim (Deb) Kerkaert of Lynd, Minnesota; grandchildren, Kylie Kerkaert, Kaydence Beck, Khloe Beck, Kamryn Beck, and Dominic Kerkaert; and his comfort dog, Wanda and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Dan is preceded in death by grandparents Leo and Cyrilla Kerkaert, John and Elizabeth St. Aubin, parents-in-law Orwill Jr and Lorraine Wigen, and sister-in-law Mary Jo Miller.



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Visitation

Thursday

4

Aug

4:00 PM 8/4/2022 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/4/2022 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Prayer Service

Thursday

4

Aug

6:30 PM 8/4/2022 6:30:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

5

Aug

11:00 AM 8/5/2022 11:00:00 AM
St. Dionysius Catholic Church - Tyler

213 Linwood
Tyler, MN 56178

St. Dionysius Catholic Church - Tyler
213 Linwood Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Graveside Service

Sunday

7

Aug

12:30 PM 8/7/2022 12:30:00 PM
Russell City Cemetery

Russell, MN, 56169

Russell City Cemetery
Russell, MN, 56169

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Russell City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Russell, MN, 56169

Russell, MN, 56169
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