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Daniel Pilarski

September 26, 1930 — November 6, 2021

Daniel Pilarski, age 91, of Clitherall, MN, entered eternal life on Saturday, November 6, 2021. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.

Daniel was born September 26, 1930, in Holdingford, Minnesota to Christian and Frances (Yorek) Pilarski. He married Eleanor Douvier on July 11, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford, MN.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Dan was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Battle Lake. He supported his family as a barber, realtor, and farming, and was an active member for many years in the American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, telling jokes, and playing polkas and waltzes on his concertina. He loved spending time with family, and enjoyed teasing his grandchildren. Dan proudly served in the U.S. Army and saw combat in Korea in 1950-51.

Survivors include his son and daughters, Wayne Pilarski of Clitherall, MN, Lisa (David) Tollefson of Elk River, and Michelle (Todd) Anderson of Zimmerman; brother, Clemens, and six grandchildren, Christopher, Bruce, Kenneth, Zackary, Sierra, and Cody.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; parents, Christian and Frances; sister, Adeline, and brother, Dewaine.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Minnesota Veterans Home – Fergus Falls for the loving care and compassion that the provided to Daniel.

Interment: Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery, Little Falls, MN

Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
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