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Daniel L. Atkinson -- Plainview

November 11, 2018

Daniel Lyle Atkinson, 68, of Plainview, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901, with Father Tom Loomis officiating. Friends and family may visit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in West Albany in rural Millville. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to diabetes or cancer research.

Daniel Lyle Atkinson, 68, of Plainview, was born June 4, 1950, in Lake City, to Lyle and Isabelle (Acquard) Atkinson. Dan graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City in 1968. He worked on the family farm in Zumbro Falls and took care of his dad until his dad passed away in 1994. He moved to Plainview and worked full time in the frozen food department at Lakeside Foods for more than 20 years.

Dan was an avid Minnesota sports fan. He enjoyed watching the Twins, especially during their winning years.

Dan is survived by his siblings, Linda (Harry) Bartz, Jerrold (Dina) Atkinson of Owatonna and Bonnie (David) Books of Pine Island. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center and St. Croix Hospice.

Arrangements are with Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN, 55901. To share a special memory, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.

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