Dan Kindt

Daniel Kindt

Daniel Harold Kindt, 62, of Hardwick died unexpectedly on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. To view Dan’s life tribute video or sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquist funeral.com.

Daniel Kindt was born on Oct. 1, 1959, to Harold and Lois (Petersen) Kindt in Luverne and raised in Hardwick. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. He attended school in Luverne and graduated in 1978. He continued his education, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winona State University in Winona in 1983.

On Sept. 22, 1984, Dan married Joan Kulla at St. Paul’s Church in Blaine. The couple made their home in Hardwick. They were blessed with two children, Adam and Lexy. Dan helped his father with Kindt Oil from 1983 to 1986. He also began his career as a certified energy specialist with Rock Co. Co-op Oil, which later became Farmers Union Co-op and currently CHS.

Dan was an active lifelong member of the Hardwick community. He served 39 years on the Hardwick Fire Department (10 years as chief), as well as on the Hardwick Community Club, Pheasants Forever and Snowmasters.

He loved to be active. From hunting, fishing and golfing to riding snowmobile, ATVs, his pontoon “Instigator” or one of his many other toys, Dan was always doing something. If anything needed fixing, he was the one to call. He also loved spending time at the lake cabin and on the pontoon. He had a spontaneous and engaging personality, a charming persuasiveness, and a great sense of humor and wit. He cared deeply for his family. 

Dan is survived by his wife, Joan, of Hardwick; children Adam (Amanda) Kindt of Watertown, South Dakota, and Lexy (partner Brandon) Kindt of Minneapolis; his father, Harold Kindt, of Hardwick; siblings Dawn Kindt of Kansas City, Missouri, Dave (Christie) Kindt of Volga, South Dakota, and Darin (Diane) Kindt of Luverne; two grandchildren, Olivia and William Kindt; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Kindt, and his brother-in-law William Mann.

Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com.

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