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8/20/2014 10:56:00 AM
Daniel "Dan" Truckenbrod
Daniel J. “Dan” Truckenbrod
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Daniel J. “Dan” Truckenbrod

Daniel J. “Dan” Truckenbrod, 53, of Plum City, Wis., died Aug. 18, 2014, in Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire, Wis., with his wife and family by his side.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mendota, with the Rev. Bo Schmitt officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, and 4-8 p.m. Wednesday in Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, Wis.
Dan was born Oct. 25, 1960, in Mendota. He was the son of Curt and Peg (Booth) Truckenbrod.
Dan grew up in Mendota and graduated from Mendota High School in 1979. During and after high school, Dan worked at his parents’ grocery store, Mendota Food Center, as a meat cutter. In 1996, Dan moved to Hayward, Wis., where he managed Big Muskie Resort in the Chippewa Flowage for several years. Dan then went on to work as manager for Wal-Mart at various locations before retiring from the Red Wing, Minn., Wal-Mart in 2013. Dan met the love of his life, Donna Anderson in 2010 and they were married on Aug. 14, 2011, in Red Wing, Minn.
Dan was an avid fisherman; he especially liked taking trips with his father and brothers to Canada. He was a sports enthusiast. Dan was a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and coming from a family of Chicago Cubs fans, he was a St. Louis Cardinal fan. Dan loved spending time with his dog, Sammie. Dan was a family man and he treated all of his nieces and nephews like they were his own children.
Dan is survived by his wife, Donna; two stepsons, Nick Anderson of Eau Claire and Brad (Ashley) Anderson of Woodbury, Minn.; his mother, Peg Truckenbrod of Mendota; five brothers, Dave (Dawn) and Dick (fiancé Mary Jansen), both of Omaha, Neb., Doug of Seabrooke, Texas, Don (Peggy) of Omaha and Dennis (Laura) of Mendota; one sister, Amy (Marvin) Jackson of Naperville; nieces and nephews, Jason (Justine), Aaron (Jenna), Amber, Tiffany (Tony), Danielle, Scott, Miles, Chelsi, Ashley, Rachel, Andrew, Megan, Kyle and Maddie; eight great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Curt. 

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