Dan L.?Claude, 59
Mapleton – Dan L. Claude, age 59, of Mapleton, died unexpectedly on March 23, 2011, at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Mankato.
Funeral services were held March 27, 2011, at Grace Baptist Church, in Mankato. Burial was held at Rice Lake Cemetery, rural Delavan.
Dan was born on Nov. 28, 1951, to Marvin and Annabelle (Lloyd) Claude, in Blue Earth. He graduated from Delavan High School in 1969, and then from Mankato Area VoTech. Dan was united in marriage to Gayle Wallace in Blue Earth on July 11, 1970. He was briefly employed by Kato Engineering before working for Hiniker Company for 40 years. Dan was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Lura Lake Aeration Association, and the Bow Bender’s Archery Club. He enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, making lures, fixing things and was always there to help anyone in need.
Dan is survived by his wife, Gayle, of Mapleton; two sons, Chuck (Julie) Claude, of Mankato, and Jeremiah Claude, of North Mankato; one daughter, Lori (Bill) Dietrich, of Mankato; three grandchildren, Austin, Spencer, Kayleah; mother, Annabelle (Marv) Nelson, of Wells; one brother, Kenny (Cherie) Claude, of Delavan; one sister-in-law, Sharon Claude, of Rochester; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and his dogs, Rusty and Levi.
Dan was preceded in death by his father, Marvin; brother, Larry; and sister-in-law, Norita Claude.
Mankato Mortuary in Mankato assisted the family with the arrangements.