Memories and Condolences

Sue McKrill, Elkhart, IN

Thank you all for your kind words and memories of my father. My father was truly an amazing individual. He had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed playing jokes on his family, especially during holidays and birthdays. Before becoming ill, he enjoyed baking cakes and cookies. He also loved wood working and making yard ornaments. My father never wanted to be a bother to anyone. He refused filing for disability for the knee injuries he received during his 110 jumps out of an airplane. (He said that someone else needed the money more than he did.) When in the hospital, he would not push the nurses button for anything, even when he had difficulty breathing or was in pain. He told us that the nurses were busy so we’d wait until they came in the room. Mom told us that in the 57 years she cooked for my father, he not once complained about the meal. My father often hid notes, leading his family on scavenger hunts. He loved to see his family smile and to hear their laughter. The day my father passed, my mother found a sealed envelope marked “Open when I am gone”. In the letter he told my mother that he fell in love with her the first time they met and that he loved her with all his heart and always will. He went on to tell her that he wanted her to enjoy life. The letter is treasured by all of us, as it is truly a representation of the man we proudly call husband, father, and poppy. It’s these memories that ease the pain of losing my father.

Charles Wysong, Middlebury, IN

Our prayers are with dan's family he was great friend and fellow coworker from the street department and we had great times going to the turkey shoots and drinking beer.

Phyllis overhulser, union, MI

I lived at Sterling and Lusher when Daniel was a 'young' boy and remember him and his sisters very well. In fact, I wrote to Donna for many years before her death. Am sorry to hear of Danny's passing. Phyllis (Hapner) Overhulser, Union

Wayne Kyle, Wheatland, WY

I was the first person to sign the guest book, however, I see it hasn't been entered for some reason. I do wish to convey sincere condolences from my wife, Nancy, and myself to Dan's wife and daughters as well as all the family members. I grew up with Daniel as I lived a couple of blocks from his parent's home in the 1940s. We had many good times together with other neighborhood kids, too. After moving to California, and later to Wyoming, I would visit Daniel whenever we would get back to Elkhart. He was a good friend and family man. I believe he is with the Lord now.

Chris smith, fort myers, FL

I want to send my Condolences to my Aunt Audrey and Cousins Terri,Sue and Wendy! Uncle Danny was a very fun man to be around he will be missed greatly! He was always one of my Dad's favorite Brother inlaw's! May He Rest In Peace!

Denny Grove, Wakarusa, IN

My prayers go to all of Danny's family at this sad time. I knew Danny for over 25 years thru the American Legion, D.A.V., and 40&8 organizations. I still hear his special laugh. He always made a person smile. There was never a dull moment with Danny around..:). R.I.P. my friend.

Patricia Konneck, Jones, MI

My condolences to the family. He will be missed by everyone


My condolences to the family of Danny. I know he will be missed by everyone. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.

Chuck Wright, south bend , IN

Wanted to send out my condolences to Audrey and the rest of the family. He was a great and loving person of 57 yrs. to his wife and to his 3 daughters along with the grand kids and great grand kids.Danny cherished and loved them all. He is a great man that will be missed by everyone he was involved with. god bless Danny and surviving family member's.

Rev. Lamar Kyle, Hemet, CA

Dan was a neighbor of a couple blocks away, and as kids, he was part of our group. He was not a troubled kid as so many of us were, but always friendly, and had a sense of humor. I am so glad he made his choice to trust Jesus Christ as his Savior, and trust our God of comfort will bring peace to those he loved.