Daniel A. Kallner

November 27, 2009

Daniel A. Kallner 55, of Brownsburg, IN, died at 2:29 p.m. November 27, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, IN. Born September 9, 1954 in Frankfort, IN to Charles & Regina (Morgan) Kallner. Mr. Kallner attended Frankfort Schools for 11 years before graduating in 1972 from Kokomo Haworth High School. He attended International Business College in Fort Wayne, IN. He had worked for K & K Insurance in Fort Wayne, IN as assistant Vice President, Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance in Indianapolis, IN and the past two years as Executive Vice President Sales/Operations with Employee Benefit Solutions in Lafayette, IN. He was raised in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Frankfort, currently a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Brownsburg. Mr. Kallner was currently involved with the Leadership Lafayette.

Visitation and Services

Services 1 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2009 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2029 S SR 39, Frankfort, IN. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at Church. Memorials may be made to Leadership Lafayette 3282 Ross Road, P.O. Box 6299, Lafayette, IN 47903,or www.leadershiplafayette.org.

Survived by:

Parents: Charles and Regina Kallner of W. Lafayette, IN Brother: Casey (Kathy Heninger) Kallner of Ellettsville, IN Sister: Melinda ‘Mindy’ Kallner Anderson (Companion Edward Wallis) of W. Lafayette, IN 2 Nieces: Jennifer (Ryan) Bell of Zionsville, IN and Kristen Kallner (Fiancé Matt Hines) of Lebanon Nephew: Matthew Charles Kallner of Ellettsville, IN


28 Condolences for “Daniel A. Kallner”

  1. Beth Keeney November 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Dear Mindy and Family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of such a nice person as Danny. I believe you must still be in a state of shock. I know God will be with each of you as you grieve, as well as remember the good times with Danny. From talking to you over the years and from the days of our youth, I know your family is so close knit and loving and he meant so much to all of you.

  2. Tommy Anderson November 28, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of Dan’s Family and Friends!
    Plan to attend Sunday and Monday but should I have difficulty in speaking my feelings or miss seeing anyone who was a friend of Dan’s ….please know that I am thinking of you all and whispering a little prayer for Dan and his family and friends!!!
    May God Bless all those who cared about Dan and help them through this difficult time.

  3. Elaine Keyes November 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I was stunned to see the obituary for Dan. He was my immediate manager at Indiana Farmers Mutual. I was an Office Claims Adjuster under him until my early retirement in 2002, but I still spoke to him a couple of times after we had moved to New Jersey. When my husband and I moved back to Indiana, I heard that he had moved from Brownsburg and had left Indiana Farmers Mutual. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed working with him and treasured his friendship. I have memories of a very charming, personable, lovable man who truly made life richer for all those around him. Please accept my sympathy on your very sad loss.

  4. Scott W. Miller November 29, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    To the Kallner Family:
    I had the pleasure of working with Dan at Indiana Farmers Mutual for several years. Dan was a great friend to me. I worked very closely with him over the span of three years, and I found him to be honest, humorous, creative and a strong communicator. Dan and I worked on several major projects together, and we developed a strong bond of friendship during that time. Dan was someone that I could seek out to help me work through issues, both while he was at IFM, and after he left. His intelligence and ability to put an issue into perspective was a a wonderful gift.
    I spoke with him just a month ago, and as usual, he was concerned about his parents. I know that he was a great son, and was always concerned about the welfare of his parents first. I know he will be deeply missed by his family. He often talked to me about his nieces and nephew, how he would spend time with them and would travel to their sporting events. He loved them dearly.
    While I did not have the opportunity to know Dan for more than a few years, he touched my life, and I will miss him. I am thankful to have shared so many days with Dan, and was blessed to call him a friend.
    May God Bless your family.
    With deepest condolences on your loss,
    Scott W. Miller
    Sales Manager
    Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company

  5. Anne Strawsma November 30, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I was so saddened and shocked to hear of the sudden death of Dan. I met Dan through Leadership Lafayette and was immediately drawn to his kind and sharing spirit. He will be truly missed by all of us in Leadership Lafayette Class 39.
    I send my deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends for this tragic loss of a wonderful, caring man.
    My prayers are with all of you.
    Anne Strawsma

  6. Mike Woodward November 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

    To Dan’s Family:
    I worked with Dan at K&K and was shocked to learn of his illness just last week. Dan was a great guy and we had some memorable times together back in the day. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Mike Woodward

  7. nate & bettt flatt November 30, 2009 at 10:40 am

    So sorryof your loss. Deepest regrets.
    Nate & Betty Flatt
    George & Shirley Dockery
    Bob & Dorothy Alexander
    Jim Dockery

  8. Christy Erbes Paulley November 30, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I am sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I worked with Dan for a few years in Bloomington. He was one of the nicest men I have had the pleasure of working with. Dan was kind, compasionate and giving. He loved his family, and spoke of them often. He will be greatly missed.

  9. Kay Morningstar November 30, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I worked with Dan at K&K Insurance, and I have seen him many times through out the years since then. He was always in a good mood and just made everyone around him joyous. He was a gentleman from the top of his head to the bottom of his toes. I just heard of his passing and am so sorry that I could not make it to his funeral. He will be truly missed by me and all who knew him. My deepest condolences to his family, whom he loved so much.

  10. Chris Gardner November 30, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I worked with Dan for several years at Indiana Farmers. I consider Dan a good friend. I remember his smile and his jovial approach to life. He had a way of making you forget about your worries. He touched many peoples lives. He will be missed.

  11. Debbie and Ernie Vargo and Family November 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Dear Mindy and Family–Our deepest sympathy to you upon the sudden and tragic loss of your brother. Please know that you all are in our prayers during this very difficult time.

  12. Andrea Gregory-Kreps November 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Dear Kallner family-
    I knew Dan only since this past September when we started the Leadership Lafayette program, and how lucky I was to have been able to interact with him! He always had insightful comments to offer or thought-provoking questions to ask. He said he was looking forward to giving back to the community after working for so many years in insurance, but now we know his work on earth was done- well done, Dan!
    My deepest condolences for your loss.

  13. Mike and Megan Ripley November 30, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Casey and family – We are very sorry to hear about your brother. We are thinking about you and praying for you all.
    Mike and Megan Ripley

  14. Susan November 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was such a sweet man. He will be missed.

  15. Nancy Jara November 30, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I met Dan thru Leadership Lafayette. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.

  16. Pam Mueller Fluent and Darrell Fluent November 30, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Dan and I worked together at Great West Casualty in Bloomington, IN. He was an excellent co-worker, a great conversationalist, very funny, and how can you not love a guy who lives on Easy Street! Dan will be missed.
    Our prayers are with your family.
    Pam and Darrell Fluent

  17. Guernsey family November 30, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Charlie and Regina: we are all so devastated to hear about Dan’s passing. God’s peace to you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Mary and family

  18. Annie Arens-Walker November 30, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I worked with Dan at Great West Casualty and wanted to extend my condolences. Dan was a great guy to work with and we were sad to see him leave Great West. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Barbara Spray Mascari November 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Dear ones, Just read of the loss of your son. My sympathy, thoughts, and prayers go out to you. Barbara Spray Mascari

  20. Roberta Roth November 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I worked with Dan at K&K Insurance and wish to express my heartfelt sympathy. Dan was truly one of the good guys, a dedicated worker and a loyal friend. May God’s comforting love sustain you and may Dan enjoy eternal and everlasting life in God’s Kingdom of Heaven.
    Roberta Roth

  21. Robyn Oldfather December 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I only recently met Dan through Leadership Lafayette. He seemed like such a warm and sincere person and I will miss the opportunity to get to know him better. My sincerest condolences for your loss. If there is anything that class 39 can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Robyn Oldfather

  22. Cathy (Kays) Curry December 1, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I was so sorry to read in the paper of your son and brother passing. My prayers are with you and your family. Death is never an end but a beginning of eternal life that God promised.
    Peace be with you all, Cathy

  23. Jim Cavanaugh December 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I used to work with Dan during his Indiana Farmers years. I worked with Dan on subrogation cases and always enjoyed it when we worked together. Dan was honest, knowledgeable and straightforward. My interactions with Dan were almost always over the phone, but I always enjoyed speaking with him. He had a great sense of humor and we often shared a laugh about something when we spoke. Dan will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  24. Beverly Garland December 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I have had the pleasure of getting to know Dan over the past several months. He was such a warm, kind, friendly man and I always enjoyed speaking with him. I am deeply saddened by his passing. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Karen Ball December 1, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I was a co-worker of Dan’s at K&K Insurance. We hung out together sometimes. He was so upbeat about things. He will be missed!
    Karen Ball

  26. Kim Hicks December 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Charles & Regina,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear about Dan. I worked with all of you many years ago & was in contact with Dan recently being updated about Regina’s health. This was such a shock. You are a very close & loving family & I know with God’s help you will get through this. I think of all of you often & I still have the stuffed cow you gave me several years ago. May God bless & help you through this most difficult time.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you,
    Kim Hicks

  27. Ray Campisi December 2, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I will always remember Dan’s mischievous smile and your kindness to everyone. We knew each other well many years ago struggling through the early years of our careers. Dan helped to make those years fun for many of his friends and co-workers. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

  28. Jerome & Linda Bitner December 4, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Casey and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear about Dan. Our thoughts are with you during this time. We are so thankful that your family is so close and you have each other. I will never forget the weekend Dan, Casey and I were able to spend in Vegas. It is amazing how one weekend can create a lifetime memory. We know Dan will be missed by all.

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