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“I love you & miss you Dane, I really can't wait to meet you when I get to heaven! ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Shannon Herr - Cousin

“i'll be seeing you, but until then know that i am always missing you. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Hayley Frank - Friend

“I just want to say for the few times I met Dane he was a funny outgoing person and he always seemed to have a good head on his shoulders. My prayers...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Nycole Conlan

“well her we go dane was probably the best friend ive ever met through work always cheerful and new how to make you laugh till you couldnt breath he...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Randy Muehlbauer - willmar, MN

“My memories of Dane have always been positive ones. Seeing him walk through the doors at Walmart with a funny, goofy smile on his face. Waving to...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Austin Radtke - Kerkhoven, MN

“I had the privilege of meeting Dane at Brian & Tina's wedding. Living so far away from a lot of my nieces & nephews I treasure the moments I get to...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: MaryBeth McClenahan Herr - CA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what your going through. Dane will be deeply missed. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Julia Steck - Family

“I am so sorry Karissa, I just heard about Dane's accident last night. Our prayers are with you and the rest of Danes family. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Deb - Tracy , MN

“Dear Karissa and family, May the good Lord give you the strength and Faith to get you thorough this difficult time Always keep the Lord in Prayers...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Mangelsen

“Dane, you were good young man with a big heart. Every time I saw you, you were smiling and joking around. You treated my kids like little siblings...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Melissa Brandsted - Sacred Heart, MN

“Dane, I never personally knew you but I do remember meeting you at Brian and Tina's wedding and you seemed like you always had a smile on your face...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Katrina Herr - cousin-in-law

“Karissa, sending you and coltyn a special prayer and all our love , I wish i could take away some of your pain sweetie ,seeing pic of you,Dane and...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Johnson,Stan,Paula and Tony

“all i have say is i will never forget the first time i saW dane!!!...i was in minnesota for my brother erics high school graduation...we were all...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: caressa - woodland, CA

“He was funny, sweet a good kid!!a good Daddy ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Gerry Hyatt - his wifes grandma

“I never had a chance to meet him but it sounded like he was well loved by everyone, especially family. I just wish I had that opportunity to meet him...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Shannon Herr - Cousin

“I Knew Dane more than the rest of my cousins for we had that little bond, The way we could mess with each other which I could not do with the others....Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Levi Rinkenberger - Hancock, MN

“Dane So I know we only hung out for four days during brians wedding but we had a lot fun. you were such a goofball!! you had a great sense of humor...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Patrick - Woodland, CA - Friend

“over the last day i knew this moment would come when i would want to say something......after alot of thought i decided just to type. when i think...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: tara wallis - woodland , CA

“i love you alot cousion we had lot of fun when we were just little kids like when we were running around grandmas back yard during easter ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: brian bouressa - brainerd, MN

“What can I say to capture the essence of Dane? Dane was an awkward young man with an odd sense of style that only a teenager can appreciate. I had...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Anita Heikkinen - Hancock, MN

“Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Those we...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Amanda Kranz - Cousin

“Dane when Ever i worked with you it was fun Im sure going to miss that ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Cory Schorn - raymond, MN

“Praying for strength for all of Danes family..I love you so much Karissa...I wish I could take away your pain. It will hurt less in time, but Dane...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Ronda Magelsen - Shell Lake, WI

“My heart goes out to Karissa, Coltyn, Denise, Jon, Jen and the rest of the family I know your hearts are heavy with sorrow, I wish you comfort during...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Pam Woodbeck


Dane A. McClenahan, age 19, of Kerkhoven, died Sunday, October 31, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Clara City.

A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, November 5, at Assembly of God Church in Willmar. A time of gathering and sharing will be held from 4-7 P.M. Thursday at the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Dane Alexander McClenahan was born January 22, 1991 in Montevideo, Minnesota. They lived in Granite Falls for a time and the family moved to Willmar in 1995. He grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 2009. He continued his education at Ridgewater College. On September 4, 2010 he was married to Karissa Lynne Hyatt in Wood Lake and they made their home in Kerkhoven. Dane was a Sales Associate at the Willmar Walmart in the Deli Department. He had worked there the last three years. Family was the most important thing to Dane and he loved to make people laugh and smile. He would do anything funny or goofy just to make your day. Dane also enjoyed music, his co-workers, DC and Marvel Comic Books and having fun.

He is survived by his wife, Karissa and his son, Coltyn of Kerkhoven; mother, Denise Hodge of Willmar; father, Jon (and Jen) McClenahan of Willmar; three brothers, Eric (and Kim) McClenahan of Sacramento, California, Brian (and Tina) McClenahan of Woodland, California and Elijah McClenahan of Willmar; and two sisters, Summer Kirschbaum of Willmar and Georgia McClenahan of Willmar, besides other relatives and friends.

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