OSKALOOSA — Dan E. Karow, age 73, of Oskaloosa and formerly Faribault, Minn., passed away accidentally at a firing range on Dec. 18, 2013.
Funeral services will be at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault, Minn., on Friday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, Minn.
Daniel Eugene, the son of Robert and Alvera (Gale) Karow, entered the world on June 7, 1940, in Faribault. During school, he was a member of 4-H. He graduated from Faribault Senior High School in 1958. In 1962, Dan joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the U.S.S. Forrestal on the Mediterranean Sea. Dan married Carol Fry on March 12, 1967, in Harmony, Minn., at Niagara Cave. Dan worked for Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company for many years. He was a steam engineer and worked as a boiler operator and inspector. He moved to Iowa in 2006 and served on the Oskaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission. Dan enjoyed, trains, woodworking, fishing, collecting firearms, writing stories, motorcycle rides and had a passion for inventing, but the one thing that made him the happiest for the past 23 years, was helping to raise his grandson.
He is survived by a daughter, Amanda Karow, of Faribault; grandson, Drake Karow, of Faribault, two sisters, Kathy Heise and Juanita Chavie, both of Faribault, and longtime friends, Raymond and Janice Liverseed, of Faribault.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol on March 14, 2000; a daughter, Carmen on June 20, 1991; and a brother, Donald.
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