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Danielle M. Kasper
Danielle M. Kasper

Danielle M. Kasper

July 8, 2020

Danielle Maria Kasper was born on December 20, 1971, in Wells, Minnesota. She married Henry "Bud" Kasper on June 20, 2008, in Austin, Minnesota. Her life was unexpectedly and tragically cut short by a difficult three-month battle with cancer, but she was strong and determined to fight right up until the end. She was kind and loving and left a lasting impression on everyone who was lucky enough to know her.

Grandma Dani loved kayaking and boating with her husband and dogs on the Red Cedar River and Tainter Lake in Western Wisconsin. She also loved and was amazingly skilled at many various crafts (especially crocheting), and she cherished the time spent on projects with anyone who wanted to learn and participate. Dani loved going to the casino (especially her annual Las Vegas trip with her husband every December on her birthday!), rocking out at Country Jam, camping, fishing, garage saling and antiquing, and her many pets, but what she enjoyed most of all was spending time with her large and close-knit family, especially her grandchildren. She was beautiful, funny, smart, strong-willed, loyal, generous, and adventurous, and she had a heart of gold.

Dani was preceded in death by her brother, Darren Johannsen and her mother, Carmen Johannsen.

She is survived by her loving husband, Henry "Bud" Kasper of Austin, Minnesota; son, Maverick (Sammy) Duenes of Austin, Minnesota; brothers, Duane (Laurie) Johannsen of Waseca, Minnesota, David Michael (Pam) Johannsen of Elk River, Minnesota, and Dusty (Jill) Johannsen of Geneva, Minnesota; sisters, Denise (Craig) Jindra of Zimmerman, Minnesota, Dawn Johannsen of West Concord, Minnesota, Dena (Dave) Wiseman of Austin, Minnesota; father, Mitchell "Micky" Johannsen of Albert Lea, Minnesota; stepfather, Brad Crumb of New Richland, Minnesota; stepsons, Brandon (Krystal) Kasper of Blaine, Minnesota, Travis (Holly) Kasper of Austin, Minnesota, and Justin (Paige) Kasper of Austin, Minnesota; stepdaughter, Ashley Kasper of Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren, Alex, Gavin, Lucy, Kayley, Thea and Jason, and many aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces, all of whom she loved dearly. 

She is deeply missed by us all and will forever be remembered in our hearts.

A Celebration of Dani's life will be held on September 12, 2020, at 1 P.M. at the lake house in Colfax, Wisconsin (Tainter Lake).

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.


A Celebration of Dani's life will be held on September 12, 2020, at 1 P.M. at the lake house in Colfax, Wisconsin (Tainter Lake).

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  • Tammy Olson Bud, I'm so sorry for your loss. This was heart breaking to hear. I hope you and all those who were special to your wife are finding comfort.

    July 19 at 10:17pm

  • Mike and Barb Laubenstein Bud, We are sorry to hear about Dani. I loved visiting with her. and she was always so much fun. Thinking of you, Maverick, and the rest of your family as you go through today and the days ahead.
    Mike and Barb

    July 16 at 3:32pm

  • Mike Stiehm A very tragic loss and the world has lost a very special person.. I could not even begin to understand the pain of such a loss. Bud you are an incredibly strong person and I wish you and your family well! If I can do anything at all please let me know.

    July 16 at 7:12am

  • Pamela Rolfzen So sorry for your loss, Bud!

    July 13 at 10:30AM

  • Mazda Biglari Dear Bud and family,

    Please accept my most sincere condolences! May the soul of dear Dani be at peace.

    Best regards,
    Mazda (Hormel's IT)

    July 13 at 10:12AM

  • Mike Steen Bud
    I am so sorry!
    I feel your pain.
    It hurts to lose someone you love.

    Let me know if anything I can do.

    Thanks Mike

    July 13 at 6:41AM

  • Andrew Galbus I am so very sorry for your loss Bud! I know you loved her immensely.

    July 10 at 7:00PM

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