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PROBST, Daniel "Dan" Daniel "Dan" Robert Probst, 35, died Saturday, November 7, 2015, in Savannah, Georgia. Dan was born in Virginia on November 26, 1979, but was raised in South Carolina. Dan is a 1998 graduate of Irmo High School and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude), where he earned both his Bachelor (2002) and Master degrees in Accounting (2003). He has been employed at Deloitte since moving to Atlanta 12 years ago, standing out as one of the top performers at the firm. But it was Dan's roles outside of work - those of beloved husband, son, brother and friend -- that were the most important to him. A friend paying tribute to Dan said, "Everything he did, he did like a champion," and it was true. When he married his wife, Karen, whom he loved beyond measure, the couple made it a point to take a big adventure every year they were married. In those five years, they went on safari in South Africa, hiked Machu Picchu, visited Greece, Belize, France, Belgium, and Ireland. Whether traveling the world, perfecting his competition chili recipe, or unironically listening to Hootie & the Blowfish and his other favorite bands, Dan lived large, surrounded by lifelong friends he made everywhere he went. An avid runner, amateur collegiate boxer, and adult kickball all-star, "Coach Dan" approached everything with enthusiasm and always with a smile on his face. His zest for life and his memorable moves on a wedding dance floor will be forever missed by the many people who loved him. Dan is survived by his wife, Karen Balaze Probst, of Atlanta; parents, Robert and Janice Probst of Chapin, South Carolina; brothers Matt (Erica) Probst and Chris Probst; and too many friends to name. A celebration of Dan's life will be held Friday at 11am at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the "Dan Probst Memorial Fund" in care of the University of Notre Dame, Attention: Jamie Barry 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Any checks should be made out to the University of Notre Dame with the memo field reading "Dan Probst Memorial Fund."

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 11, 2015.
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December 14, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of Dan. I knew him as a young child, his older brother Chris was one of my favorite friends to spend the weekend at their home and play. Sounds like his life was lived well, condolences to the entire Probst family.
Steve Cherrico
December 12, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. We will add all of you in our prayers.

John and Barb Baumann
December 9, 2015
Oh, I am so, so sorry to learn of your terrible loss. I knew of the Savannah marathon death(s), but never heard any names, so am sorry to be sending condolences so belatedly. He was a great kid and grew to become, I can tell, a wonderful man...too sad that he is gone.
Cathy Werner
November 28, 2015
Jan and family,
So sorry to hear the sad news about your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers. The hearts of all your colleagues at UofSC go out to you at this time of sadness.
Betty Regan
November 13, 2015
Dear Jan and Bob,

I was deeply saddened to hear the news. I feel so sorry for your unimagineable loss. Although I have never met Dan, I know he is the son that you are most proud of... Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Jihong & Robert
Jihong Liu
November 13, 2015
Dear Jan and Bob:
I cannot imagine the pain you have at losing Dan. You are in our prayers for finding faith and courage in your grief. We remember his smile which radiates in his picture!!! We are so so sorry the unimaginaeable has happened to you his family and his wife.
Ann and Bob Cary
ann and bob cry
November 13, 2015
Jan and Bob,
We are so sorry for the loss of your son Dan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sarah and Jim Laditka
Sarah Laditka
November 12, 2015
Jan and family,
Just heard of your loss of Dan last night and my heart hurts for all of you. It sounds as if he was a fine young man and I know he will be sorely missed. I pray for all of you during this time of grief.

In sympathy,
Polly Shoffner
Columbia neighbor
Polly Shoffner
November 12, 2015
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love,
Bob, Laura, Henry and Alex Probst
November 12, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Dan Probst. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Hamad&Nova Alzamanan
November 12, 2015
Jan, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. While I never had an opportunity to know him, it is obvious he was an outstanding professional, husband, father, and, of course, son. My thoughts are with you.
George Johnson
November 12, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Although it has been many years since I have seen Dan, I was deeply saddened to hear the news. He was a wonderful person who was full of life and I know he will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched. Wishing you comfort during this very difficult time.
Laura (Bouknight) Smith
November 12, 2015
Bob and Janice, We are so sorry for your loss. Know that our prayers will be with you.
Angie and Red Logan
November 12, 2015
Bob, Janice and family,
My deepest sympathies in your loss of Dan. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Alicia Brown
November 11, 2015
I'm saddened by this news. I have too many memories of Dan to write on this page. He was kind, artistic, funny, athletic and a gentleman. We lost touch after high school, but I have kept up with him via mutual friends. I pray for his wife and family that they may come to peace and know that he is above watching out for them. Praying from the west coast...
Kelly Cefalia
November 11, 2015
I am so very sorry for the entire family's loss, but I know Janice personally and want to extend my condolences from one mother to another. I know your pain is immense and hope that you are able to find a place of peace amidst the sadness. I am here if there is anything you need.
Sue Veer
November 11, 2015
Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I know that words cannot begin to help heal the hurt and loss you are feeling, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. HUGS!
Kirsten Black
November 11, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dan. What a terrible loss to all those whose lives he touched.
Bob & Kathryn Callan
November 11, 2015
May god bless you in your time of need. Our condolences and prayers are with your family. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Dan, I know he is a great person that his family is very proud of. Our hearts hurt for you, and you all our in our prayers. His dad, Bob, never failed to tell me a great story about all three of his sons when we met, and I truly am hurt by Dans loss. Even though I never met him I can tell you that I felt like I knew him well from the great stories his dad would tell, like running with the Bulls in Spain! He had a great life, but it ended much to soon.
Jim Armstrong
November 11, 2015
So sad to hear of Dan's sudden passing. I went to high school with him and had several classes together my senior year. He was a kind soul that will be missed. Prayers for family and friends.
Amber Dorton-Ashley
November 11, 2015
I have such fond memories of Dan from my time at Deloitte. His obituary is such a beautiful tribute to a guy who made everyone have fun in his midst. It's unimaginable that something like this could happen to a person like Dan, but of course, he made more of an impact in his 35 years than most do in a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen and Matt as well as the rest of the family. Sending lots of love your way.
Colby Lakas
November 11, 2015
What a great loss! I never knew Dan, but if, as they say, the Apple falls not far from its Tree, then he must have been one tremendous human, as I truly believe he was. My heart-felt condolences to Dr Jan Probst and the entire family and friends on such a monumental loss. My prayers are with the family and friends, and for the dearly departed soul. Sincerely, Ali Mansaray, Columbia, SC.
Ali Mansaray
November 11, 2015
We are so very sorry for this terrible loss. Dan continues to be a bright light in this family. We lift you all up in prayer and love.
Amy & Gregg Martin
November 11, 2015
Please accept my condolences, the Probst family is in my thoughts and prayers. I only met Dan and Karen for a brief moment when me and my friend John were invited to join their ND/Clemson tailgate. It was top notch tailgate and a great time. I'm sure all his ND friends are thankful he put that trip together. He will truly be missed by all.
Bill Lundstedted
November 11, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Dan Probst. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeremy & Catherine Faulkenburg
November 11, 2015
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so deeply sorry for the loss of Dan. This is a beautiful tribute to him and he will be missed by many.
Christina Searles Tai
November 11, 2015
May your hearts always be filled with wonderful memories of Dan as are ours. His kindness and sweet nature as he escorted our Lauren at Ashley and Matt's wedding and his exuberance on the dance floor are unforgettable. Rest in peace, Dan. Love, The Hacker Family
Sherri Holshue Hacker
November 11, 2015
Our hearts are saddened with the loss of a remarkable individual. Dan was the compass of our group growing up and I am very fortunate to have been able to call him friend. He had all the characteristics anyone could want; and everyone was drawn to him. I have enjoyed re-visiting the photos from our younger days and seeing the good times we all shared. Karen, Matt and the rest of the Probst Family; You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ryan and Hazel Leaphart
November 11, 2015
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time. With deepest sympathy.
Dianne & Jerry Brock
November 11, 2015
'I have only slipped away into the next room. Everything remains as it was. The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other , that we are still. Call me by my familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way, which you always used.Put no sorrow in your tone.Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be forever a household word that it always was.Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight ? I am but waiting for you for the interval , somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well - nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting , when we meet again. '
Prayers , Thoughts and Love from Memorial Health, Savannah.
Mary Gallagher
November 10, 2015
Our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you all our support and love during this most difficult time. Love Christa, Philip, Christina, Cecilia, and Thomas.
Christa Carr
November 10, 2015
My deepest sympathies to the family of Daniel Robert Probst. Mark and I are so deeply saddened by this young life taken way too soon. Dan was a wonderful man, husband and son. He was also a wonderful friend to so many. He will be missed. Keeping all of you in our thoughts today and everyday. Mark and Marsha Perry (Columbia)
Mark & Marsha Perry
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