Dan "Danny" Menghini

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Dan "Danny" Menghini, 83, died at 3:13 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his residence in the care of hospice.

He was born June 28, 1930, in Royalton, Ill., to Apallinare and Ermelinda Menghini. He married Velma Vieira-Moore on July 30, 1983.

Survivors include his wife, Velma; three daughters: Sandy Pabst and Sherry Cunningham, both of Las Vegas, and Linda Poppenga of Springfield; two stepdaughters, Sue Hays and Jennifer (Kurtis) Cooper, both of Virden; one son, Danny Menghini of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Patty Dueker; and one brother, Frank Menghini.

Danny was a resident of Springfield most of his life. He was owner of Dr. Danny's Springfield Television Company and owner of WVEM Radio Station. Danny was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church. He was an avid HAM radio enthusiast, PC enthusiast, and photographer. He enjoyed making crafts and loved nature with the squirrels, rabbits and birds. He was an avid exerciser and enjoyed mall walking. He always had a great sense of humor and he especially loved spending time with his family.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Lie in State: 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church, Rev. Julia Melgreen officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the , or Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Jan. 13, 2014