ROYALTON - Dan "Danny" Menghini, 83, of Springfield, formerly of Royalton, died at 3:13 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his residence in the care of hospice.
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He was born June 28, 1930, in Royalton 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 was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patty Dueker; and brother, Frank Menghini.
Danny was a U.S. Navy veteran and a resident of Springfield most of his life. He owned Dr. Danny's Springfield Television Company and WVEM Radio Station.
He was a member of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church in Springfield, an avid HAM radio enthusiast, a PC enthusiast and photographer.
Danny 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.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Julia Melgreen officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield. He will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to
or Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church.
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Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Jan. 13, 2014