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Alexandria Covenant Church
Friday May 27th, 2022

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Alexandria Covenant Church
Friday May 27th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Daniel Harlan Englund

Daniel Harlan Englund passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor, at 49.  

Local memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022, at Alexandria Covenant Church in Alexandria The service will be live streamed from his obituary page on the funeral home’s website. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Australian services were held at local time of 6:20 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2022, at the funeral home in Brisbane. A recording of the service can be viewed on his obituary page on the Lind Funeral Home website.

Daniel was born on April 6, 1973, in Alexandria. He attended Garfield Elementary School where he formed many life-long relationships building forts, camping in the “big woods” and fishing. His high school experiences included many hours at the Archery Lane and participating on the track team. The summer between his Junior and Senior year, Daniel and his twin brother David joined the Minnesota National Guard. Daniel's summer was spent at Fort Leonard Wood. He returned, graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in 1991, and began working while continuing to serve in the Guards. Daniel met Tania Polley at a rodeo in Alexandra in 1996. They spent time together after marriage in Wyoming before moving to Australia in 1999, where they have lived for their remaining time together.


Daniel’s career as a carpenter “chippy” began shortly after high school and sustained all the way through his life until he was unable to work after his tumor diagnosis. This is incredibly notable due to a stroke that Daniel suffered on May 16th, 2011. During his 5-week recovery Daniel decided that if he was able to get up and run again, he would run 1000 K (621 miles) from Emerald to Brisbane. This started Dan’s FAST run 2012 which earned him many awards for his commitment to raising stroke awareness. His accomplishments were recognized through multiple organizations including the National Stroke Foundation, for whom he raised $42,000. One only needs to look at the pictures around to see his contagious smile, brilliant eyes and sense his warm heart. Daniel’s heart also belonged to God. As a man of faith, he looked toward the heavens for strength, guidance, and peace. During the last couple years of his life as his body was failing, he relied upon his faith. He loved traditional hymns and the peaceful gift of nature. Daniel loved to laugh and have deep conversations about life over a cup of coffee or tea. His shortened life will leave a mark in the hearts of many. Daniel was loved by so many and inspired more than we will ever know.


Daniel is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harlan and Bernice Englund; Scott and Loraine Jenks; and father-in-law, Bill Polley.


Daniel is survived by his wife, Tania; children whom were his pride and joy, Wyatt (15) and Avalynne (13); parents, Bert and Sherilynn Englund; siblings, Jon (Kelli) Englund, David (Sara) Englund and their children, Jack, Lauren, Drew, Catherine, and Josh, and Janell Bullard and her children, Abby and Abe; mother-in-law, Marilynn (Ian) Wright; and brother-in-law Max (Kim) Polley and their children, Jordan, Darcy, and Yasmine.



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Dear Family of Daniel, our Christian Sympathy and love to you all. May our Heavenly Father continue to give you more peace and comfort. “ In a moment, in a Twinkling of an eye, we shall be changed...and forever be with the Lord”. Fondly, Tom and Marty

Marty Butler Jun 10 2022 10:14 PM

Our prayers sent to your family!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Dave & Darlene Renne May 28 2022 1:30 PM

Sherilynn: So sorry to learn of Daniel's passing. My sister succumbed to a glio also. My thoughts and prayers definitely are with you and your family,

Judy Peterson May 27 2022 10:50 PM

Our most heartfelt condolences from our family to yours. I treasure the memories from our time spent together in Emerald. Lots of Love from Brett, Mary Jane, Isabella and Joshua.

Brett Hayes May 27 2022 10:20 AM

Bert, Sherilynn, Tania, Wyatt, Avalynne, and all of Daniel's family, our heartfelt and sincere sympathy to each of you. I remember Daniel's smile and love of the outdoors from the time he was a young boy. What a wonderful young man who loved the Lord and his family! Cherish your memories, as he'll always be a part of each of you. What a beautiful Aussie service, too - and Tania's sharing about Daniel and your life together brought a flood of tears. The Lord has blessed you all with Daniel. Thankfully, one day as Believers, we'll be reunited with our loved ones. Upholding each of you in our prayers. Love, Sue and Roger Johnson

Sue J Johnson May 26 2022 9:52 PM

Sherilyn so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort as you mourn. Betty Lukes

Betty Lukes May 22 2022 10:53 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. May Jesus hold him tight in his arms until you are all together again. Thinking of you all ❤️ Toni Bartone

Toni bartone May 22 2022 10:49 AM

Deepest condolences to the entire Englund family- what a beautiful journey Daniel had! And now is angel wings!

Gaye Mounsdon May 22 2022 9:20 AM

So sorry for your loss, Sherilyn and family.

Pam Wendland May 21 2022 10:52 PM

Our prayers go out to all of Daniel’s family.

John & Terri Moen May 20 2022 7:55 PM

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