Daniel Lee Porisch


Daniel Lee Porisch, 64, of Dodge Center, MN passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.

Dan was born on September 21, 1959, in Mountain Lake, MN to Richard and Marie (Allen) Porisch. He graduated from Mountain Lake High School in 1978. He spent one year at Jackson Minnesota Technical College. He continued his education by earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Education, from Mankato State University in 1983. He taught Industrial Education at Claremont High School, where he also coached football, girls’ basketball, and track and field. He went on to achieve his Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1989 from Winona State University and then became Triton High School’s counselor in 1990. In 1994, he started at Owatonna High School as their counselor. Dan was a creative, precise, meticulously talented craftsman. He started his own company, Porisch Cabinetry in 1999, and continued his craft until his passing.

He married the love of his life, Karen Duerksen on October 12, 1985, and together they had two sons, Tanner and Madison. He loved spending time with his family and many friends. He also enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, etc.

Dan is survived by his wife, Karen Porisch of Dodge Center, MN; children, Tanner (Cory) Porisch of Lake City, MN and Madison (Bre) Porisch of Jeffers, MN; siblings, David (Dee) Porisch of Anoka, MN, Pat (Joe) Deklotz of Delafield, WI, Pam (Sandy) Sweeney of Duluth, MN; brother-in-law, Dale (Vicki) Duerksen of Plymouth, MN; sisters-in-laws, Brenda (Chuck) Behrends of Lakefield, MN and Michell Porisch of Canton, MI; grandchildren, Spencer (Alexis), Anthony, Lauren, Dylann, Camryn, and Jaxon; great-grandchildren, Addison, Alexander, and Baby Scarlett on the way; special aunt, Mary Gohr and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Marie Porisch; parents-in-law, Erwin, Georgine and Milton Duerksen; brothers, Byron Porisch and Richard (Dick) Porisch; brother-in-law, Chad Duerksen and grandson, Tyler Senn.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Faith Lutheran Church, 308 2nd St NW in Dodge Center, MN, with Pastor Jessica Bakken Busch officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.

To share a special memory or condolence please visit www.czaplewskifuneralhomes.com, Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 25 South St SW Dodge Center, MN 55927 (507)374-2155. Blessed be his memory.