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Dana Lepien 10/26/2022

Dana Allen Lepien, age 71 passed away on October 26, 2022 in New Richmond WI. Dana was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin to Irvin and Lorice Lepien on November 6, 1950. He attended a one room schoolhouse in Clarno, WI and furthered his education in Butternut, WI. He moved to Turtle Lake WI when in 10th grade where he graduated in 1968. He attended UW Eau Claire where he majored in computer science. He enjoyed working for many years in this field in the Minneapolis area. He was married to Mary Meyer on June 9, 1979 and to this union a son, Allen was born. Dana loved music especially the majestic sounds of a great pipe organ. He was a talented pianist and also skilled on the organ. He enjoyed singing in the Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus, the church choir and any other group he could find until declining health ended this activity. He loved a good long audiobook. He found great friendship and support from his AA Club family in New Richmond. Dana was preceded in death by his parents and infant grandson, Allen Michael, and is survived by his son Allen (Natalie), granddaughters Nora, Jolianna, Georgia and Finley, ex wife Mary and sister Kandis (Les) Olson.  A Celebration of Dana’s Life was held on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 2 pm at the New Richmond United Methodist Church 209 E Second St, New Richmond, WI.  Visitation was also on Sunday from 1-2 pm at the church.  Private interment will be in Mission Cemetery in Trade Lake, WI.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Dana’s service


  • Mary L Grupe Posted October 27, 2022 11:56 am

    He will be missed!

  • Kathleen Wettig Posted October 27, 2022 12:36 pm

    Dana was always so upbeat when helping at Ruby’s. What a nice man.

  • Ruby Ericson Posted October 28, 2022 11:06 am

    Loved our chats. Dana was an interesting person.

  • Joey Skamel Posted October 28, 2022 1:02 pm

    It is funny how life twists and turns. Walking near someone yet never knowing them until fate intervenes. Both Dana and I are veterans of the company formally known as DynaMark. Yet I never knew Dana. I’m sure we crossed paths in the office and I may have assisted him with his computer while I was part of the Helpdesk/Desktop Support. But it wasn’t until we both were relocated under the FICO banner to the downtown Minneapolis office, where I had the good fortune to share a table with Dana and others at lunch. The stories, jokes and pranks sadly have all passed from memory now, but the never ending laughter still rings in my ears. Happiness and a smile upon my face when I think of Dana.

    I wish strength and courage for Dana’s family in this time of sorrow. Loss is not easy at any level. But may the good memories keep us strong day by day.

  • Rae Ann Posted October 28, 2022 2:37 pm

    My prayers to Dana’s family. Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold your heart.

    I will alway remember Dana as “the man with the answers”, the practical joker, a great sense of humor and a kind human being.

    I am sure he will be missed by family and by his many friends.

  • Shelley McGregor Posted October 29, 2022 5:44 pm

    RIP Dana! You were loved by many!

  • Ken Rapp Posted October 30, 2022 8:56 am

    Dana was a dear friend and co-worker. He was the best computer programmer I have ever met. He was also the very first employee I hired when I started DynaMark. The years have drifted us apart, but I will never forget this quiet, gentle man. Rest in peace Dana.

  • Brian W Fossey Posted October 30, 2022 9:20 am

    It was with a great deal sadness that we learned of Dana’s passing. Both my wife and I had known Dana for decades with nothing but positive memories.
    He enriched our lives professionally, technically, and personally.

    He will be remembered and thought of very fondly.

    Brian and Kim Fossey

  • Bobi Raab Posted October 31, 2022 6:34 pm

    Dana was such a special person. Always willing to help others. I can still hear his laugh. You will be missed Dana. Wish this world had more Dana’s. I maybe met you when you were a kid Allen. Just know how your dad was loved at DynaMark. (Even if it was hard to get him to fill out his time sheet!!!)

  • Bobi Raab Posted October 31, 2022 6:42 pm

    What a special person Dana was…smart, funny,and kind. I can still hear his laugh! Allen, know your dad was so respected and loved at DynaMark. Wish this world had more Dana’s.

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