John Guildner, 62, Albert Lea

Published 10:09 am Saturday, September 17, 2011

The visitation for John Dana Guildner will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral service Chapel Albert Lea. Dana died Friday Sept. 16, 2011, at the Albert Lea Medical Center. He was 62 years old.


Dana was born Aug. 2, 1949, in Albert Lea, to John and Eileen (Werrbach) Guildner. In August 1989 he married Barbara Matzke.

He is survived by his wife, Barb; daughters: Andrea Guildner, Carey Jo (Simon) Garcia, Leah (Tom) Buermann and Melissa Fohrman; and grandchildren: Darren, Jarrod, Christian, Landen and Elizal; father, John Guildner; brother, Bruce Guildner; sister, LeeEllen Sundholm, Celeste Krause.

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Dana worked as regional Manager of Sound World, owner of Orbitscan Satellite, co-owner of D&B Food Enterprises and was famous for mini-donuts. Dana played a season with the Minneapolis Symphony and most recently played string bass and accordion with the Geneva Witnesses.

Dana was preceded in death by his mother, Eileen Guildner, and grandson, Collin Fohrman.

Dana was a loving husband, father and grandpa (Bumpa). He will be dearly missed by family and friends.