Danny Weinzirl



Danny J Weinzirl, 60, took his last breaths in the hands of his beloved spouse on March 16, 2024, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Danny is survived by his son, Warren Weinzirl; daughter, Vesper Weinzirl, his life partner, Kate Krall and his kitty, Aka. Further survived by his mother, Leona; his siblings, Geralyn (Steve) O'Neill, Rosemount MN; Roger (Kay) Weinzirl, Eau Galle; Lynette (Kim) Wagenbach, Durand; Randy (Sue) Weinzirl, Arkansaw; Barry Weinzirl, Eau Galle, and treasured nieces, nephews, and chosen family and friends. Danny was preceded in death by his father, Norbert and his good dog, Tyler.

Born on Jan. 10, 1964, in Durand and grew up in Eau Galle, he graduated from Durand High School in the class of 1982.

He worked for his parents' dairy business and attended Vocational Technical school before moving to Denver, Colorado to pursue his dream of being in a rock band. There, he had several fond experiences and made life-long friendships. He worked as a maintenance man, a warehouse manager, and in asbestos abatement. Eventually returning to his hometown, he commuted to Red Wing and worked for Chandler Roofing.

He then established his own business, Help-n-Hand Construction. Described by his customers and neighbors as "a problem solver" and "irreplaceable", he took great pride in his handyman work and always went out of his way to help people. He also had an interest in real estate, founding a rental company in Menomonie and subsequently, Krall Weinzirl Investments with his family.

He lived in Elmwood for many years before meeting Kate and joining lives in 2013. They adventured together to Bay City and into parenthood in 2017, welcoming a son, now age 6, and blessed again with a daughter in 2023, age 8 months.

Semi-retirement allowed him to spend more quality time as an admirable stay at home daddy and homemaker. The happiest days were spent inseparable, working on various family projects, making plans and having spontaneous kitchen dance parties.

Danny was an inventor and at one time applied for a patent. He was passionate about music and wrote his own songs in the 80s and lullabies for his babies. He enjoyed finding new roads on motorcycle, memories of his childhood farm, watching the Green Bay Packers, bike rides, bonfires, being a drummer, and making the best popcorn. Danny absolutely loved becoming a pilot, growing in fatherhood, late night family walks in the summer or falling snow, catching Warren at the bottom of a waterslide, Vesper falling asleep on his chest, talking and dreaming with Kate and spending long hours just laughing about their children. Most of all he loved just being at home together.

He was active on several mission trips in the past and enjoyed volunteering to decorate the church for the Christmas season. Although Catholic most of his life, he spent his last decade shifting in self-discovery. Danny very much valued finding the authenticity of God's peace and full meaning by understanding true empathy and love, acting in forgiveness, and his calling of helping people.

Danny was an organ donor and would have been so proud that he gave the gift of life to four recipients, and this honor is so fitting to his memory of being the most kind and generous of souls.

A Memorial Mass is being held for his extended family Monday, April 15, 2024 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle.

At a later date, his immediate family will hold a funeral and Celebration of Life in accordance to Danny's wishes.