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Daniel Truckenbrod, 53

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Daniel J. "Dan" Truckenbrod, 53, of Plum City, died Monday, Aug. 18, at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire, with his wife and family by his side.

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Dan was born on Oct. 25, 1960, in Mendota, Ill. 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 parent's grocery store, Mendota Food Center, as a meat cutter.

In 1996, Dan moved to Hayward, Wis., where he managed the Big Muskie Resort in the Chippewa Flowage for several years. Dan then went on to work as manager for Walmart at various locations before retiring from the Red Wing, Minn. Walmart in 2013. Dan met the love of his life, Donna Anderson in 2010, and they were married on Aug. 14, 2011, in Red Wing.

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), Dick (fiance' 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, Ill.; 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 nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curt.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mendota. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand, Wis., and from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota.

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