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Daniel V Klespitz

September 29, 1953 — August 17, 2021

Daniel V Klespitz, 67, of Taylorville, Ill. passed away at his home peacefully Last Tuesday August 17, 2021.

Daniel was born in Pittsburg, Calif. on September 29, 1953 the son of Carl and Elizabeth (Thaxton) Klespitz.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother, Frank Klespitz.

Dan is survived by his daughters, Brandy Westerfield of Virden, Ill., Michelle Klespitz of Lincoln, Ill., and Megan Engelhart of Pana, Ill.; a brother, Larry (Wanda) Klespitz of Springfield; sisters, Linda Klespitz and Sherry Lucero of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nieces, Camila (Bob) Grace, and Rhiannon (Rob) Toneff of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nephews, Kristopher Klespitz, Matthew Klespitz and Adam Klespitz of Springfield; many grandchildren; as well as six great nieces and nephews of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three cousins.

Daniel enjoyed sitting in the park and watching the world go peacefully by. Many people loved him deeply and he will be missed by all those who cared for him; he would do anything for anybody. Daniel was cremated and he will be buried with his dogs. His ashes will eventually be laid to rest at Rochester Cemetery with his brother. Daniel was a hard worker and nothing stopped him.

Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester, Ill. is in charge of the arraignments.


  1. Nina Ayers on August 24, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Danny was one of a kind. He was one if the most kindness an truly helpful person. He helped numerous folks out. He will be missed. He funny stories an since of humor. Condolences to all. He was a man of few words at times but words that meant something. Danny will be very missed. My adopted dad ill miss you

    • Dan Ream on August 25, 2021 at 10:20 pm

      I have known Dan “Red” for well over 30 years. I worked with him at Mccabe Packing for 5 years. He and my dad Dan Ream Sr have been friends most of my life. We laughed alot and he was a good guy!! He gave me a ride to St Johns a couple of times for very little money. He will be missed!!

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