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Dennis L Klaeser

Filed: 5 Aug 19, 4:30pm

POWER OF ATTORNEY

Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints each of Joseph T. Green, Kirk D. Johnson, Mary L. Brown, Dennis L. Klaeser, Kimberly  K. Martin,  Suzanne  R. Ryan,   Thomas  C.  Shafer, and  Kathleen S. Wendt,  signing singly,  the  undersigned's  true  and  lawful  attorney-in-fact to:

      (1)  Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director of TCF Financial Corporation (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4, 5, and 144 (including applying for SEC filer codes) in  accordance  with  Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934  and  the  rules  thereunder;

      (2)  Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, 5, or 144, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

      (3)  Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This authorization shall supersede all prior authorizations to act for the undersigned with respect to securities of the Company in these matters, which prior authorizations are hereby revoked.  This Power of Attorney  shall  remain  in  full  force  and  effect  until  the  undersigned  is  no  longer  required  to  file Forms 3, 4, 5, and 144 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 29th day of July, 2019.

/s/ Dennis L. Klaeser
(Signature)

Dennis L. Klaeser
(Print Name)