Daniel Wayne “Danny” Kvaas, 59, Minneapolis, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at his home.
A funeral service was Sunday, April 17, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed in Blue Mound Cemetery near Luverne.
Daniel Kvaas was born May 29, 1956, to Ralph and Eleanor (Remme) Kvaas in Luverne. He was raised in Magnolia. In 1966 he and his family moved to a farm near Kenneth. Danny was a fierce competitor in athletics and enjoyed playing football and basketball. He graduated from Magnolia High School in 1974. He then furthered his education at St. Could Technical School in St. Cloud, graduating in 1976. He worked for a short time in insurance sales but discovered that a sales job was not for him. In 1978 Danny moved to Hailey, Idaho, where he began his carpentry career in the Salmon River Valley. In 1989 he moved back to Luverne. He continued carpentry business while living on a farm near Luverne. Danny moved to Minneapolis in 1991 and continued to own and operate his carpentry business.
Danny was baptized and confirmed at Blue Mound Lutheran Church near Luverne. He enjoyed Minnesota, Alaska and Canadian fishing and hunting. He loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and especially enjoyed road trips to Idaho. He also enjoyed extended winter stays in Florida and Arizona. He was known for his quick and clever humor. He loved his relationships with his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Danny is survived by his four siblings, Diane (Donald) Wagner of St. Louis Park, Donna Hill of St. Michael, David (Elaine) of St. Cloud, and Dennis (Jenny) of Elk River; ten nieces and nephews, Michael (Debbie Duffy) Fredrichs, Alan (Tabitha) Fredrichs, Nicole (Michael Skinner) Fredrichs, Troy (Jennifer) Fredrichs, Andrea (Mark) Kiffmeyer, Amber (Josh) Pogatshnik, Tricia (Scott Ludwig) Wagner, Haley Kvaas, Korbin (Ryan Beers) Kvaas, and Kyle Kvaas; three great-nieces and eleven great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Eleanor Kvaas.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com