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Daniel “Danny” Klingbeil


Daniel “Danny” Mark Klingbeil, 63, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, after a brief struggle with cancer, in Cadott.

A private burial was held on Nov. 24, at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford, with a celebration of life to take place at a later date.

Danny was born on Sept. 4, 1957, to Reinhart and Audrey (Wesle) Klingbeil, of Medford. For 44 years, Danny found great joy and camaraderie at the Taylor County Achievement Center/Black River Industries, an organization his family and several other families helped create. He had many physical limitations, but there were many things Danny could do. He could give you a smile that would melt your heart. He could brighten your day with that chuckle of his. Danny loved listening to music and watching his favorite television programs. He gave it his all when he played with his favorite things. He taught us about kindness and patience. Danny showed us true inner strength, as he continued to fight battles in health and limitations that would have crushed many of us.

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by his brother, Steven.

He is survived by his siblings, Mary (John) Raedel of Altoona, William (Margie) of Medford, Michael of Medford, Nancy (Patrick) Perini of Hilliard, OH, twin, Diane Ertl of Eagan, Minn., and Timothy of Medford; aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; and nephews. In addition, Danny is survived by his long-time caregiver, Carol Cedarholm of Medford, and his more recent caregivers, Tim and Sharie Poppe of Cadott. The family will be forever grateful for the compassionate and unwavering care provided by Carol, Sharie, and Tim in Danny’s journey through life.

The family requests that any memorial contributions be given in Danny’s name to Black River Industries of Medford. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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