Daniel A. Grahl, 83, died on Thursday, May
14, 2020, at his home in Eden.
He was born on April 5, 1937, in Eden, the
son of John P. and Margaret G. Pfeiffer Grahl. On July 27, 1955, he entered
the military where he served two years. On October 18, 1975, he married Karen
R. Marten of Milwaukee. They have three children and nine grandchildren
Dan loved being a partner with his brother
Phil in their dairy operation, J.P. Grahl Farms Inc. He found joy and
satisfaction in caring for both the cattle and the land. With the farm came a
trucking business and later on the development of a subdivision. He loved
working with people in all his business adventures. Sundays were special days
as he looked forward to lunches with his brother, Tim and family to discuss
politics! Dan’s love for working with others kept him very active in his
community. He served as the Village of Eden president for 26 years, member of
the Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years, along with serving as a member of
the Campbellsport School Board and a deacon at his church, Celebration
Dan enjoyed his daily routines. Each and
every morning he’d look forward to getting a cup of coffee and donut from the
ladies at the gas station, before heading to the farm. Throughout life, he
made a lot of friends. He never shyed away from including family and friends
in whatever he was doing. If you showed interest, Dan would get you involved.
Although Dan was very busy, he treasured his family and home dearly. Dan was
proud of where he came from, the family he had, and where he was going.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karen
Grahl, his children: David (Tara) Grahl and their children, Austin, Remick
and Savannah; Carolyn (Godfrey) Onwunili and their children, Joshua and
Hannah; and Mark (Laura) Grahl and their children, Wesley, Levi, Claire and
Reagan; his brothers: Phillip (Sigrid) Grahl and Timothy (Annette) Grahl; and
many other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and
his nephew, Wayne Grahl.
VISITATION: Friends may call on Tuesday, May
26, 2020, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 9:00
– 10:00 AM at Lighthouse Christian Church, 401 South National Avenue, Fond du
SERVICE: Funeral services will be held at
10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Lighthouse Christian Church. Burial to follow at Empire Cemetery.
Memorials in Dan’s name to Celebration
Assembly or Serve Ghana http://www.serveghanainc.org/
Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory is
serving the family, www.kurkifuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420