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Daniel 'Danny' C. Klempke

June 23, 1986 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 34)


Daniel ‘Danny’ C. Klempke, age 34, of Merrill, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, July 19, 2020.  He was born on June 23, 1986 to Daniel W. Klempke and Christine Steidl in Wausau, WI.  Danny attended and graduated from Merrill High School.  He worked as a manager at Taco Bell/KFC in Merrill until he was unable to work, due to an illness. 

Danny enjoyed fishing and was a huge L.A. Lakers fan!  He loved watching basketball games and played basketball in school.  Danny looked forward to time with his family and babysitting his nieces and nephews, whom he adored.  He will be sadly missed, but his memory will live on through his family and friends.

Danny is survived by his father: Daniel W. (Jonnie) Klempke and Christine Steidl, grandma: Katherine Tyrrell, brother: Jon Klempke, sister: Jessica Klempke (John Schoerner Jr.), nephews: Christopher and Cole, nieces: Isabella, Kelcee, Gabby and Jordyn, all of Merrill, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: William and Glorian Klempke, aunt: Tracy Tyrrell and stepbrother: Jacob Kurth.

A Celebration of Life for Danny will be held at a later date.

Family wishes to thank Merrill EMS on their efforts for Danny and for the care and support shown to the family, as well as the Merrill PD and Waid Funeral Home for their assistance.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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