Daniel J. Racicot Jr., 68, Jasper

Daniel J. Racicot Jr., 68, of Jasper, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at home surrounded by family.

Dan was born in Holyoke, Mass., on January 20, 1953, to Daniel Sr. and Eileen (Weitz) Racicot.  

He married Anne Steltenpohl on November 29, 1980, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. 

Dan was a graduate of Holyoke High School in Massachusetts. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western New England College and then also attended Michigan State University. 

He was music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper for 42 years. 

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he was very involved, and the Jasper K of C, where he was a 4th-degree knight. 

Dan was very involved in music ministry and played for many churches in the area providing music for funerals and weddings. He was involved in many bands in the county and started playing in clubs at the age of 13. He also enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife, Anne Racicot of Jasper; five children, Charelle (Greg) Snyder of Albion, Mich., Mike (Jen) Racicot of Jasper, Nick Racicot of Jasper, Jason Racicot of Jasper, and John (girlfriend, Libby Dunn) Racicot of Jasper; 21 grandchildren; one brother, Bill (Linda) Racicot of Montana. 

Preceding him in death are his parents, his uncle, Auriele Racicot, and two children, who died in infancy. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel J. Racicot will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow at a later date in Fairview cemetery. 

A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana, and from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church on Wednesday. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. 

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com


  1. Ann sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Anne, sincerest condolences on Dan’s passing. May your memories of him always bring you peace and comfort.

    Steve Weiter

  3. Ann, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Dan was such a wonderful organ player at our church. He will be missed.

  4. Anne & family,

    Dan will be deeply missed, but many happy memories with him will prevail. You guys are all in my prayers.

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