Daniel W. Klauka or Dan as most knew him by, of Lansing, passed away unexpectedly April 11th 2012, two days after he celebrated his 50th birthday. He was born in Lapeer in 1962 to Elizabeth and Clyde Klauka. He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor degree in political science. Dan was an extremely devoted Michigan State Fan, he had season tickets to both the basketball and the football games. Dan enjoyed attending these games with his family, especially his daughters, Meghan and Paige Klauka. He worked as a financial Consultant and had a gift for salesman ship.

Dan was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Klauka. He is survived by his daughters Meghan and Paige of Holt. Dan was also survived by his mother , Elizabeth Klauka of Lapeer Michigan, brothers Mike (Holt) and Ike (Dunedin Florida), sisters Linda (Grand Rapids), Diane (North Branch), Leah (North Branch) and Christine (Detroit).

Dan was a blessing to every life that he touched and will be greatly missed but we will never forget or stop loving him.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 pm Monday, April 16th 2012 at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel and again on Tuesday, at the church, from noon until the celebration of his life, which will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Holt Christian Church, 2424 Washington Road. His girls encourage you to wear your Spartan green to the celebration. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Michigan State University Athletics Spartan Fund, 535 Chestnut Rd. – Room 200, East Lansing, MI 48824-4005.

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    Mom.. Liz Klauka Says:

    Dan,
    You were the youngest of my 3 precious boys and altho you were all very close in age and alike in lots of ways you always had your own personalities. I never thought I would ever see any of you taken from me but God had a different plan. I know it’s not for me to know that plan yet but I know it will be revealed to me someday so until then I will just say “I will always love you son and one day I will meet you and the rest of the clan just inside the Eastern Gate so watch for me there.
    Mom

  2. 9
    Tammy Lang Loranger Says:

    I am writing this to Dan’s girls. I knew your father when he was a teen in Jr. High through Deerfield Church (6th-8th grade). We were in the same classes together at church and he was a super classy person. He always, and I mean always had a smile for everyone. He was very humble and “even bashful” to the girls. He took the time to make friends with the new members and helped everyone learn the routines. I can remember him helping the adults with carrying things all the time and laughing at the church bus travel trips. He was a classic sweetheart and I am very sad to hear of his passing. I am sure you are hurting but I want you to know that he left an impression that was very positive to people and with that you can hold your heads up high. I am sure he lived his life with the same compassion and kindness that he had as a teen. I wish you peace at this time.

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    Linda Klauka Says:

    Dan…you were a great man and a fantastic brother. You will forever be missed. I loved you so much and had a great time on every one of our vacations, golf trips and just times traveling in the car. Thank you for wonderful times and lots of laughs. Have a great time in heaven with Dad! I’ll see you again someday, but not soon enough. I love you!

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    sandy bean brown Says:

    there are so many i have known you so long. i will just say the most recent that brings me joy is the day of jen’s wedding. we were all just sitting around the camper before the wedding, i can still see your smile and hear your laugh! it was the perfect way to spend an hour before my daughters wedding…. laughing with family i will cherish that memory forever.

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    Tracy Litzinger Says:

    Dan…Nobody could say our time together was boring. Whether you were trying to teach me to hit a golf ball or just trying to find a song I recognized, we always had fun. Even on the night the Spartans lost, we managed to end the night laughing. :) You were so easy to be around and made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. Our time together was way too short. I will truly miss you. My heart goes out to your family.

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