"There are things we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go."
  • 50 years old
  • Born on February 9, 1963 .
  • Passed away on August 15, 2013 .

This memorial website was created as a healing place
in the memory of our l
oved one,

Danette (Dee) R. Lindbeck (Kiel)

Dee was born daughter of Larry and Patricia Kiel on February 9, 1963.  Dee left this earthy plane, survived by many family members including her loving parents Patricia and Larry Kiel, brother Dan, and beautiful grown children Tiffany and Ian, she entered into eternal life, August 15, 2013 at age 50.  Dee loved her family and her granddaughter Gaby was the light of her life.  She was a caregiver  for neighbors, an animal advocate and an all-around wonderful person.  We will remember the kindness and generosity of her spirit and be grateful to have had her touch each and every one of our lives.
Forever in our hearts.

Watch over our family from heaven. 

Posted by Michelle Dowd-Heichel on 15th August 2016
Heaven has been blessed with your lovliness. all were blessed with your light that continues to shine. Thinking of you and your family today.
Posted by Holi Amara on 25th June 2015
I have been thinking of you often, wanted to come here to help with that. I now see the joy in your life through your pictures; rather than only sadness at what is lost, what will never be, words we can never share. -- I feel the joy of you to balance the sadness that can never be diminished. Hope you know.
Posted by Michelle Dowd-Heichel on 10th February 2015
Missing you, cousin Dee. I always looked up to you and cherished the times we got to take the drive to visit you during the holidays. I remember once you gave me and Angie one of your stuffed animals. Mine was a little tiger and I loved it. and... we love you! Love, Angie and Michelle (Dowd Twins). Say HI to Grandma and our mom for us.
Posted by Holi Amara on 9th February 2015
Remembering you on this Special Day. You are very much missed.
Posted by Holi Amara on 25th August 2014
Please enter the following for me. Love and appreciate you. Note from Holi, I am happy to do so however I am late in adding this as I had not had time to get to my email over the busy weekend. ... this was to be added August 21st. Happy belated Birthday to my wonderful Uncle Larry. The following is your note... Dear daddy's girl, Your daddy forgot August 20th was his 75th birth day. Early morning he helped in the flower garden then spent the remainder of the morning in quiet inner reflection. Late afternoon as he looked through family albums we noticed a huge flock of Terns in the bright, blue sky. We watched them swirl overhead for several minutes before moving on in a southerly direction. Early evening he received telephone calls and looked though greeting cards again; two were from a collection of cards you sent past years – a birthday card and a thinking of you card. He is grateful for the gift of life and for his awesome parents, grandparents, families and thinks about them often. They had a role in helping him become the good and kind gentlemen he is. Wish you were here. We miss you, love. Daddy and mommy
Posted by Holi Amara on 15th August 2014
Thinking of you today and knowing in my heart your joy and freedom in heaven ...secure in belief that Life is eternal. Energy never dies it just takes on new forms. No matter, it is hard for the living to miss you.
Posted by Michelle Dowd-Heichel on 11th February 2014
Dear Dee: I remember sledding and the fun holidays we had together. Our family misses you. We carry you close to our heart.
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 9th February 2014
Feb 9th Tribute to DEE: You were Every ones sweet Earth Angel as you loved and cared for all you knew. After a storm You were the rainbow, No one can ever replace you! In our lives you were a bright ray of sunshine, for you made the world a better place. Mere words can not express how much we Love & Miss You but someday we will meet again at heaven's gate. Sadly, forever missed ...(Parents, Patricia & Larry Kiel) and all bereaved family members.
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 9th February 2014
BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE........DEAREST DEE: Today we celebrate You! You were one of the kindest, generous, thoughtful, intelligent, creative, industrious, talented, and beautiful persons that I have ever had the privilege of knowing! You simply radiated goodness & sunshine. You left a legacy of Love! Aunt Terri
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 9th February 2014
BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE TO DEE WITH LOVE From your cousins Paul & Kristi. You were so much fun and so very entertaining when we were growing-up. What a delight! Miss you!
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 8th February 2014
Feb 09th Tribute.......YOUR SMILE (author unknown) " Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand we can not touch, we still have many memories of the one we Loved so much! Your memory is our Keepsake with which We'll never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. Sadly missed but never forgotten. " (Parents, Larry & Patricia Kiel)
Posted by Patty/larry Kiel on 8th February 2014
Written by Dolly Owens Dowd in February 1997 Dear Grand daughter, How special you are! Florida is lucky to have you but it's too far. Let's stay close together in spirit all the time. That would suit me just fine. I'm wishing you happy birthday and much more! We all love you even more than before. God, too, loves you with His divine love! I'd like to send you a beautiful white dove.
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 28th December 2013
NEW YEARS DAY TRIBUTE (2014) This New Years Day we grieve your loss upon the earth. So for us, There will be No chiming bells nor songs of mirth. Your life in earth was cut too short, So with heavy hearts we go trudging forth.........DEE, We miss you deeply & will forever cherish all our precious memories of YOU! IN LOVING MEMORY, (Parents) LARRY & PATRICIA KIEL and all Family Members. (2013-2014)
Posted by Holi Amara on 6th December 2013
I am Posting this for others at their request… Submission by (parents)Patricia & Larry Kiel and (aunt)Terri Dowd I'M FREE by LJJ Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Oh yes, these things, I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seems all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now, He Set Me Free. ( In loving memory of Dee)
Posted by Holi Amara on 6th December 2013
Submission by (parents) Patricia and Larry Kiel IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME! No need to place an angel atop our Christmas tree, for we have a HEAVENLY ANGEL-We know her Name.... IT'S DEE! Sadly Missed & Forever in our Hearts, (parents) Patricia and Larry Kiel ( In loving memory of Dee) also, The Kiel, Dowd, Price & Amara Families
Posted by Patty/larry Kiel on 2nd December 2013
A TRIBUTE TO DEE written by her mother I’ve been asked to share recollections I have of Dee and am honored to do so. It is fitting to pay tribute to someone so deserving, loving, kind, considerate and tolerant. Death came in the middle of the season of her life when we could have hoped for many more years of her sweet presence amongst us. Time will cool the anger of losing her in such a cruel and sudden way, and it will soften the intense sadness of missing her so. Danette R. Kiel born 50 years ago on February 9, 1963. Having her in our lives was a joy. We loved her then and we love her still. She was a quiet happy child and easy to live with. Devoted to family she liked planning and attending family reunions. She was especially fond of her grandmothers, Doris and Dolly. Throughout most of her childhood she enjoyed the solitude of country living and the beauty of nature. She gave pets plenty of TLC and helped with the chickens, turkeys, ducks, and sheep. She strived for excellence in all aspects of her life. Teachers liked her for her pleasant personality and self discipline. She maintained her grades as an “A” student 1-12. She had many interests i.e. was musically inclined pursued piano and guitar lessons and played the violin in the school orchestra, was artistic and creative, painted both nature and abstract art with acrylics, sewed some of her clothing, She wasn’t interested in sports but did enjoy fishing, boating and playing billiards with her daddy and brother, Danny. In high school she was a part-time employee in the activity department for a local nursing facility and volunteered visiting patients who didn’t have family and stayed with them during their last moments. After leaving college, she was one of the Sesame team in the Twin Cities until offered a senior engineer position at Disney World in Orlando Florida. She designed decorations for the Christmas tree each year which was one of her favorite tasks. She made family members happy giving them free passes. She stayed with that company until poor health forced early retirement. She loved the warm, sunny Florida weather and found the beach enticing. She enjoyed walks along the shore watching the waves burst into whitecaps, the twilight and sunsets. Perhaps she was too delicately unaggressive but her benevolence was incessant. She watched for opportunities to help others. She was the Neighborhood Watch and helped care for elderly neighbors, Sara and Skip. She took in and cared for rescued cats, fed backyard birds and other wild creatures that wandered in. She telephoned us regularly to ask if everything was ok. Her death and her daddy’s birthday occurred in the same week. She called the day before the family get together to celebrate his birth and the birth of his sister and younger brother – all born in the same month. Her last words were “I will call Thursday to get the details of your birthday and I love You”. I didn’t notice on the telephone display until Friday she had called and it was too late then to return her call. Gone too soon. Forever missed. She was a noble daughter, loyal friend, supportive wife, loving mother, and kind grandmother Her dear body has passed from our sight but within our hearts she rests enshrined. She lives forever. To believers death is not a blind alley leading into a state of nothingness. It’s a path leading us into life eternal. Let this daring faith be your sustaining power
Posted by Patty/larry Kiel on 1st December 2013
Dear Granddaughter I have to tell you about the gold strands you sent me. I fastened them together and placed them on the Christmas Tree. No one believes me when I tell them what happened there. It did give me something of a scare! I have no lights on this tree you see Yet there were white, yellow, and green one night shinning from the tree. Is there something magic in these strands of gold? Someone up there is trying to tell me something I’ve been told. Grandma Dolly
Posted by Deb Moses on 27th November 2013
"Once upon a time an angel held my hand, she wiped away my tears and helped me understand. Our time on earth is brief, there are lessons to be learned, each chapter is full of memories, yet another page is turned. Thank you God for sharing your priceless treasure, Help us Lord to keep alive her memory forever. Faith is what we hope for in the things we cannot see, Heaven is promised to all of us when we believe." In Loving Memory of my cousin Dee.
Posted by Holi Amara on 17th November 2013
Your life/death reminds us and teaches us that we need to look to tomorrow and believe in better things; believe in the unknown. We need to reach out, receive help and most important to ACCEPT help, and KNOW it is not a weakness to do so. We have to trust the ones that love us. To listen and to allow ourselves to be rescued is ok. We can make a better day tomorrow if we do.
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 13th November 2013
THANKSGIVING Sentiments as expressed by the Paul Price Family of Austin, MN Dear Dee: You were one in a million! You would do anything for anybody. You are Sadly missed-Forever remembered! THANKS DEE!
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 12th November 2013
A THANKSGIVING REMEMBRANCE It's time to give Thanks & to Reflect upon the numerous acts of Love & Kindness shown to all you knew! You were a Caregiver, Animal advocate, & most especially , "ALWAYS THERE" for Family, Friends, & Acquaintances. THANK YOU DEE!!!!!!!
Posted by Teresa Dowd on 8th November 2013
Dearest Dee: As I view the splendor of the changing seasons I am reminded of your love of nature and all things beautiful-like you, Dee. Spread your angel wings and fly;you are free! In loving memory, Aunt Terri
Posted by Patty/larry Kiel on 20th October 2013
Beloved Danette Spread your wings and soar like an eagle to your eternal home leaving the cares of this troubled world behind. No more sickness or pain, mo more sorrow or tears, no more worries and fears. Farewell, Sweet Love, Farewell. Mommy and Daddy
Posted by Patty/larry Kiel on 20th October 2013
Dearest Danette, Recalling exciting visits following your relocation. Mom and I could feel your love and joy. You made families happy with passes to Disney World. We had lots of good times with Tiffy and Ian at Disney theme parks, Epcot and Universal Studios, family reunions and a special VIP experience at Sea World to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Thank you
Posted by Holi Amara on 15th October 2013
Don't know who said it : "The Darkest Nights Produce the Brightest Stars."
Posted by Holi Amara on 8th October 2013
Those we love dearly don't go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Posted by Terri Dowd on 8th October 2013
Dear Dee: You were the ultimate expression of sunshine! You graced all our lives with love, laughter, and so many fond memories. We will never forget you. Sadly missed by Terri and Family

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