you were a great professor, so motivating! rest in peace...
It has been a sad day to learn of Danny's passing. I spent the cold winters in Iowa looking forward to attending Lutheran Lakeside every summer. Roy and Freda were like parents away from home and their presence at camp was priceless. Then I got the opportunity to go on a trip to the boundary waters with Danny. He was a huge role model and a reason I too became an LLC counselor one day. I will never forget the time I got to spend a Saturday with him waiting to get picked up from camp while he worked on his car. I even remember him bragging he got 52 miles a gallon in some incredible wind on a trip to Iowa City. A letter I read tonight was from a song we sang often at camp. It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing... Danny was a spark.
Our families hearts were sadden to hear of your loss! Ryan, Stephanie and I have some great memories of Danny. He was always so warm and attentive to the campers and Lakeside. His smile lit every room he walked into. Ryan shared with me last night his mremories of going to the Boundary Waters with Dan. Of course Stephanie (and all the other little girls at Camp) had a crush on Danny. Personally, I remember Danny being supportive of everyone and still can hear the laughter and cheering in our living room when Steve had the guys up to watch the NBA playoffs.
Praising God that we were blessed to know the entire Miltner family and thanking God for what Danny brought into so many lives. Heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Kerry I started walking the path your on 23 years ago after Steve died and I know there are some valleys you will go into but the peaks get easier to climb.
Love and Prayers for all of you.
Vicki Johnson, Ryan Balciar and Stephanie Johnson Newman
Missing you Dan. Outside SEO they have landscaped it beautifully. Every time I walk through this new beautiful space I think of how much I miss you and wish you were here. Wishing I could sit on a bench with you planning our classes together and talk about math and our kids.
Dear Family and Friends of Dan,
I just learned of this terrible loss and wanted to reach out to send love your way. I was a student of Dan's at UIC, and he is the reason I am a middle school math teacher. He awakened a passion in me for teaching math conceptually to students in ways that allowed even the most reluctant learners to develop confidence and skill in a typically feared subject. His enthusiasm and genuine kindness were life-changing for me, and his absence in the education world is an irreplaceable loss.
May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you shared.