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Daniel Belisle 02/14/2024

Dan Belisle of New Richmond passed away unexpectedly on February 14.  He was born to Glen and Muriel Belisle of Somerset, WI, on August 29, 1961.  He was raised in Somerset, WI, with his five siblings, where he excelled in athletics. His baseball coach said he was the best fielder he’d ever seen.  He graduated from Somerset High School in 1979 and went on to attend WITC in New Richmond for Business Administration.  

In 1991, he married Christy Krumm.  To this union three children were born, Drew, Adam, and Kaitlynn.  He lived his life for his family.  Dan was the neighborhood dad for all of the outdoor games of basketball, football, baseball, or swimming (and playing sports) in the backyard pool.  His love of sports was passed down to his children.  As a family, they continued to have weekly football pools, March Madness brackets, and play a game of tennis when they were together.  As his family grew to include daughters-in-law,  they now enjoyed many game nights around the table.  Dan and his family also loved Disney World and all that Florida had to offer and enjoyed many trips there as a family.  Dan and Christy continued these trips in retirement.

Dan enjoyed following all Minnesota sports, especially the Vikings and Gophers. He also continued playing sports into adulthood, his latest love being pickleball.  He enjoyed many games with the pickleball crew in New Richmond and made many friends through this group.

Dan’s love extended far and wide.  His many nieces and nephews all adored him. A niece and nephew spent their first years of daycare with Dan and Christy and Dan became very special to them.  They loved to joke around with each other, Dan being the biggest jokester.   

His latest, and greatest joy, was becoming a grandpa.  Dan was the best grandpa to Bennett, Emma, and new baby Isabel.  Bennett and Emma always wanted to play with grandpa and he was more than willing to oblige.  He would stop everything to play with them.

Dan retired from Andersen Windows in 2020 after 36 years of service, giving him plenty of time to enjoy life.  He loved to spend time with family, visit the grandchildren, and travel with Christy.  He also loved watching sports on tv and in-person.  You could find Dan working on a jigsaw puzzle, a puzzle book, or a game on the ipad.  You could also find him out in the yard doing yard work or laying in the hammock.  Wherever Dan was needed, he was there. 

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Muriel; his sister, Pat Reed;  his nephew, Jon McConaughey;  his in-laws, Doug and Dory Krumm; and  his sister-in-law, Kay Krumm.  He is survived by his wife, Christy; his children, Drew (Carolyn), Adam (Brie), and Kaitlynn; his grandchildren, Bennett, Emma, and Isabel; his siblings, Don (Barb) Belisle, Joy McConaughey, Gail (Kevin) Kuehn, and Dale (Lynn) Belisle; his in-laws, Jody Reed, Joan Krumm, Kim (Scott) Sorenson, Jim (Margy) Krumm, and Rick Krumm; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. 

Visitation for Dan was Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave) New Richmond, WI. A memorial service was Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:00 am at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond, with visitation starting at 10:00 am.  Interment was in New Richmond Cemetery.

Memorials can be directed to Five Loaves Food & Clothing

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


Click here to watch Dan’s service.




  • Kathy wettig Posted February 16, 2024 9:00 am

    So sorry to hear this news, Christy. I am praying for you and your beautiful family during this most difficult time.

  • Anne Fuller Posted February 16, 2024 9:13 am

    What a great loss for your family, as well as the community. What a fine man, with so much kindness and joy he brought to all
    May God comfort his family

  • Jean kelley Posted February 16, 2024 9:38 am

    So sorry to hear this sad news. What a super nice and fun guy on the Pickleball court. Prayers

  • Kelly LeMire Posted February 16, 2024 9:39 am

    My heart is with you Christy, your children and grands! He will be missed on the court, Dan was such a joyful, kind, friend full of laughter!

  • Cory and Kari Johnson Posted February 16, 2024 9:41 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Dan.What a wonderful, caring man he was. He will be missed by so many. Prayers for all of your family’s peace and comfort. Thinking of you.

  • Dave & Linda Thompson Posted February 16, 2024 9:46 am

    First met him on a Habitat for Humanity work site. Then countless pickleball games and Sunday mornings at church. I don’t know if I ever saw him without a smile. We send our love and prayers to Christy and family.

  • Patty Berger Posted February 16, 2024 10:57 am

    Such sad news! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Peace.

    • Rene Lachaussie Posted February 16, 2024 12:11 pm

      I met Dan through pickleball. He was always smiling and played the game very well! We will miss Dan on the courts. My condolences to Dan’s wife and family.

  • DOUG HALBERG (BUG) Posted February 16, 2024 11:22 am

    Duck will be missed by us all. His smile laughter and his joking with his friends. So many things that can be said that only we can keep in our hearts and thoughts. To the Duck family MAY THE LORE WATCH OVER YOU ALL AT THAT SAD TIMES. SO WE PRAY FOR YOU ALL AND THAT LORD WILL WATCH OVER YOU ALL. MAY GOD BLESS.

  • Lynnete McCarty Posted February 16, 2024 11:31 am

    It was always a warm experience to see Dan at Pickleball! He seemed so genuinely glad to see you and will really be missed! I am so sorry your family has lost such a great man.

  • Diana Clayton Donajkowski Posted February 16, 2024 12:19 pm

    I just can’t believe it, he was so young yet. I worked with Dan at Andersen Windows out on the mitre ram machines, he was so funny, and a little mischievous, I loved his smile. He will be greatly missed.

  • Teresa Babich Posted February 16, 2024 1:02 pm

    My first encounters with Dan were watching the joy he displayed supporting his children either on the baseball field or tennis court. These last few years it has been so fun “trash talking”each other on the pickleball court- always a good sport. Prayers to the entire family as those smiles, laughs, and ongoing support is a big loss to all.

  • Mark Hay Posted February 16, 2024 1:30 pm

    Dan was one of those guys who you just felt good whenever you saw him, be it on a pickleball court or at some random store or venue around town. Always hoped we could partner at a pickleball tournament some day. Sympathies to family, and will be missed by so many of us friends.

  • JILL STEEL Posted February 16, 2024 1:41 pm

    Christy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Dan. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you. I my heart breaks for all of you.

  • Steph Karno Posted February 16, 2024 1:46 pm

    So, so, so sorry to hear this. My heart is with all of you.

  • Dan Sanderson Posted February 16, 2024 1:51 pm

    Dan’s passing will leave a big hole in our church as well as our pickleball group. What a fantastic guy with a positive outlook!

  • Marie Gremore Posted February 16, 2024 1:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss Christy and family. Dan was a great guy! Prayers to you all.

  • Rob and Patty Peterson Posted February 16, 2024 1:58 pm

    Dan was a warm and kind man, he will certainly be missed. prayers to the family.

  • Dan Wells Posted February 16, 2024 2:47 pm

    So sorry to hear this horrible news. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with Dan and he always had a smile and a joke. He will definitely be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  • Annie Schmitt Posted February 16, 2024 2:58 pm

    Dan was always one of my favorite partners on the pickleball court. He was so competitive but he always made the game so much fun.
    His smile and laughter was so contagious. He will be missed. Condolences to you Kaitlyn and family.

  • Jim Reckinger Posted February 16, 2024 3:06 pm

    So sorry to hear about Dan. I knew him from Pickleball. He was a good player. More importantly the game was always more fun when Dan was on the court. He made sure everyone on the court was having fun !!

    My condolences to the family.

  • Don Prinsen Posted February 16, 2024 3:13 pm

    Prayers for Dan’s family. I really enjoyed playing pickleball with him. It didn’t matter if I was a lousy player. He still welcomed me to be his partner. I will surely miss him.

  • Mary Gosse Posted February 16, 2024 4:14 pm

    Christy, my heart breaks for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Deb (Swenson) Brantner Posted February 16, 2024 4:18 pm

    We first met Dan through his sister Pat & then worked with Danny at Andersen Corp for many years – He always made us all smile & was such a joy to work with!
    So very sorry for your families loss – sending prayers & hugs your way.

  • Linda Groom Posted February 16, 2024 5:36 pm

    Christy, so sad to hear of Dan’s passing. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

  • Rand & Kath Stanke Posted February 16, 2024 6:22 pm

    Kath and I got to know Dan through pickleball. He was such a friendly and happy guy; always smiling. I enjoyed playing doubles pickleball with Dan at Mary Park and Starr, either with him as a partner and against him when he was on the other side of the net. He played his all and was a great competitor! Our thoughts and prayers to Dan’s wife and family.

  • Bob Johnson Posted February 16, 2024 6:39 pm

    This is really sad news and shocking. Grew up playing softball against Dan in the younger years as he was quite a athlete, and my Son’s grew up with his kid’s playing ball against each other and Dan alway’s took the time to talk to you and quite the sense of humor. Thought’s and prayers to Christy, Adam and Kaitlyn.

  • Mike Driscoll Posted February 17, 2024 3:22 pm

    My sympathy to Dan’s family – worked with Dan for some time at Andersen and played pickle ball with him and like all of the other comments- just an all around great gracious guy – always a friendly look and smile – he will be missed!

  • John and Karen DeMerit Posted February 18, 2024 11:52 am

    We are so saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. He was so friendly and welcoming to us when we moved to NR, both on the pickleball courts and at church. Our sympathy and prayers to you Christy and to your family.

  • Wendy Jo Nash Posted February 18, 2024 7:39 pm

    Sympathies to Dans family – I will miss him at the Pickleball courts, he had such an infectious laugh and smile, always so kind. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • De W. Ritchie Posted February 18, 2024 8:42 pm

    Dear Christy, Joie and I were deeply saddened to hear about Dan. On our many visits, we were always pleased to enjoy his affable and good-natured company. Our sincere condolences to you and family during this difficult time.

  • Deb Ramacher Posted February 19, 2024 10:50 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss, Christy. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Donald Dahlquist Posted February 20, 2024 11:11 am

    My condolences to your family. Dan was such a nice person to be around and always lifted the spirits of those around him. I’ll miss him as a friend.

  • Lisa Sieracki Posted February 22, 2024 10:02 am

    Dear Christy, Drew, Adam, Kaitlyn & families,
    Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss chatting with Dan when we crossed paths while out walking or running errands. Keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa & Mark

  • John Jarchow Posted February 25, 2024 7:35 am

    Deepest condolences first met Dan on the softball fields in the 80s…went on to work with him at Andersen for many years…he was always a lot of fun to banter back and forth with! He and all of you are in my prayers.

  • Bill Klopp Posted February 25, 2024 5:16 pm

    The world has lost a wonderful person, Dan rode in our vanpool to Andersens. He always had a smile and was ver nice to know

  • Catherine Call Posted February 26, 2024 5:25 pm

    Steve and I were shocked and saddened by Dan’s passing. He was always so cheerful and fun to be around on the pickleball court. He will be truly missed. Our sympathies to his family.

  • Jesse Kvitek Posted February 27, 2024 7:44 am

    Dan always had the biggest and warmest smile and absolutely loved talking about his grandkids. Also loved hearing about the latest adventures he and Christy would have together. We will miss him greatly.

  • Brad Clarke Posted February 28, 2024 8:06 am

    I will miss Dan…he was one of the first Pickleball players in New Richmond that I met. He was such a nice guy and always smiling and just enjoying the time with others while getting some exercise. My prayers for Dan, Christy and family….

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