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Service: Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault
  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Visitation: At church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday

Dan E. Karow, age 73 of Oskaloosa, IA and formerly Faribault, passed away accidentally at a firing range on December 18, 2013.

Funeral services will be at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault on Friday, December 27, 2013 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.

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 4H. 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, MN 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; a nephew, Nick Chavie 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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Date: Wednesday January 01, 2014


My dad...the smartest, most amazing man i've ever known!!! I just can't believe my daddy is gone, he was supposed to outlive me as i am fighting cancer again since nov. 30th of 2012!!! i made a speech at my dads funeral and i made it a point to tell everyone one of the most important things he taught me and my son Drake...he told us: if there is ever an opportunity to learn something, be there to learn it!!! he taught us so much! a message i felt important to share with the congregation was: everyone has differences at one time or another and sometimes they cause people not to talk to each other (in this case he and his 2 sisters, none of them talked to each other for years), the night he passed away his 2 sisters came to see me and they spoke for the 1st time in years! in fact, a week later one sister had surgery and the other one stayed with her for 2 nights to make sure she was ok!!! wow, it was amazing!!! my message is... TO PLEASE WORK OUT YOUR DIFFERENCES WITH SOMEONE IMPORTANT, SOMEONE U LOVE, CUZ ONCE THEIR GONE...THEY CAN'T COME BACK!!! the last time i spoke to my dad was on thanksgiving, i had told him my cancer had come back and i could hear sadness in his voice, but the conversation went on for about 1 1/2 hrs and i gotta say, it was the best conversation we ever had!!! i will always remember it because he hadn't actually called me for a very long time, i always had to call him! anyways, i love u dad and miss u more than u can imagine!!!

Name: Marita Colleen Bowden
Date: Thursday December 26, 2013


My best friend...

Name: Michelle Purdum
Email: michellepurdum@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday December 25, 2013


Dan served on the Oskaloosa Planning & Zoning Commission with me. I was greatly saddened by the news of his accident. Such a neat guy who cared so much about making a difference. He will be missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family as they deal with such a sudden & unfortunate loss.