Daniel Eugene Sandahl, 54, of rural Clitherall, died Wednesday July 20, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.
Dan was born on December 11, 1967 in Wadena, to Eugene and Patricia (Olson) Sandahl. Dan lived in the Clitherall and Underwood area for most of his life. Dan attended elementary and high school in Battle Lake, where he participated in football. Dan graduated from Battle Lake High School in 1986.
After high school, Dan started working road construction for Dieseth Specialty. He also worked for H&R and Global Construction. While working for Global, Dan had the opportunity to work in Hawaii and really enjoyed the time he was able to spend there. On August 22nd, 1998, Dan married Mindy Hanson. Together they owned and operated The Old Brick in Battle Lake. They later divorced but they always remained very good friends. Dan later went on to drive semi trucks for Viessman Trucking.
Dan enjoyed doing many outdoor activities and he grew up being his Dad’s shadow spending time with him going hunting and fishing. Dan would often be out spearing or duck hunting in the mornings before school and not always getting there on time. Dan loved deer hunting and spent a lot of time with his best friend Heath West bow hunting, Dan’s favorite place was the “Forty” and that is where he would rifle hunt and spend that time with his dad, uncles, cousins, brother-in laws and nephew. There were a lot of memories made in that cabin. Dan also loved to snowmobile and he and Heath would spend hours out riding. Along with the outdoor sports, Dan also loved meeting up with his friends to shoot pool, throw darts and to just hang out. Dan loved his family and friends and was a very loyal son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend and he is going to be missed very much by everyone who loved him.
Dan is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Danette and David Brannen and sister Daneen Hampel; nieces, Chelsea Brannen, Stephanie (John) Kroger, Taylor (Adam) Johnson, McKenna (Shane) Brannen; nephew, Hunter (Koral) Brannen; great nieces and nephews Liam Banaian, Peter and Josephine Kroger, Lillian Brannen and Ellen and Eugene Johnson; aunt, Elaine Biederman, step-aunts and uncles, Linda and Dennis Dirkman, Carol and Duane Hanson, and step-uncle, Mike Doolittle; godparents, Ron and Shari Gunderson and Linda Dirkman, ex-wife, Mindy Sandahl and best friend Heath West.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Pat Sandahl; grandparents, Thorfin and Bessie Sandahl, Sigrud Olson, Dena and step-grandfather, Arvid Tenney; aunts and uncles, Wes (Shirley) Olson, Irene (Iver) Listrom, Oliver (Ann) Sandahl, Lillian (John) Groom, Marion (Wilton) Godel, Carl Biederman and step-aunt, Judy Doolittle.
A very special thank you to the Knute Nelson Home and Hospice staff for your wonderful and compassionate care.
Memorial Gathering: 1-4 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Battle Lake.
A private graveside will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Clitherall at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Battle Lake.