Cover photo for Daniel "Dan" Elzen's Obituary
Daniel "Dan" Elzen Profile Photo
1943 Daniel 2019

Daniel "Dan" Elzen

July 30, 1943 — December 15, 2019

Faribault, MN


Daniel H. “Dan” Elzen, age 76, of Faribault, MN passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church in Medford with Fr. James Starasinich officiating.  Interment will be held at the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park in Faribault with military honors provided by the Rice County Central Veterans Organization.

Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to Christ The King Catholic Church in memory of Dan.

Arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

Daniel Henry, the son of Henry and Alice (Delesha) Elzen was born on July 30, 1943 in Morristown, MN.  He attended Faribault High School and later enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps.  On November 18, 1961 he was united in marriage to Elsie Drinken at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Faribault.  Dan worked for 37 years at Crown Cork & Seal in Faribault and during that time served as the Business Manager of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 480.  In retirement he worked part time at Menard’s in Dundas with the electrical guest service department.  For many years Dan served as a special Deputy with the Rice County Sheriff’s Department working at different events over the years.  He was a lifelong resident of Rice County and served on the Walcott Township Board.  He was a member of the DragOn’s Car Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Faribault Aerie 1460 Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a board member at the Moose Lodge in Faribault and was instrumental at that time when the Charitable Gambling Committee was being formed in Rice County and served on that committee for many years.  Dan enjoyed family gatherings, hunting, fishing, woodworking, working in his yard and gardening and taking care of their draft horses.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elsie Elzen; by his children, Annette Janousek, Robin (Ron) Kuball, Dean (Val) Elzen and Kristi (Jim) Bauer; by 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and by his beloved dog Bo; by his siblings, Gwen Tonsager, Gary (Marge) Elzen, Kathy (Tony) Durand, Ron (Pam) Elzen, Wally (Jean) Elzen and by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, by his father and mother-in-law, George and Elsie Drinken and by his brother-in-law, Vern Tonsager.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Daniel "Dan" Elzen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 19, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Christ The King Catholic Church

205 2nd Ave NW, Medford, MN 55049

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Christ The King Catholic Church

205 2nd Ave NW, Medford, MN 55049

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Meadow Ridge Memorial Park

1435 Willow St, Faribault, MN 55021

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 28

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree