Daniel J. Brace
1964 - 2016
REIFF FAMILY CENTER, INC – Funeral Home & Crematory
216 3rd Ave. SE
Independence, IA
WINTHROP – Daniel J. Brace, 52, of Winthrop, died Sunday, October 16, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
He was born on August 14, 1964 in Manchester, the son of Clair and Pauline (Turley) Brace. He graduated from East Buchanan Community Schools in Winthrop with the class of 1982. Daniel married Michelle King in 1987, but later divorced in 2001. He worked for the CRANDIC Railroad for much of his life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also loved helping his friends and neighbors dearly.
Daniel is survived by his two children: Tad (Tasha) Brace of Cedar Falls, and Alexa (Scott) Gentz of Jesup; two brothers: Richard (Connie) of Cedar Rapids, and Jim (Joan) of Winthrop; two sisters: Judy (Don) Wulfekuhle and Janet (Jon) Isham of Independence; and two grandchildren. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Clair (1985) and mother, Pauline (2014); a sister in infancy, Julianne Brace.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 19, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence. Friends are encouraged to wear Iowa Hawkeye or Chicago Cubs attire to the visitation. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Daniel J. Brace Memorial Fund at Veridian Credit Union, 1900 3rd Ave SE, Independence, IA 50644.
To leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published by Independence Bulletin-Journal from Oct. 17 to Oct. 26, 2016.
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We were so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Whenever we talked to him, he was so proud of you both and all your accomplishments. He always made us laugh.
Julie and Doug Fliehler
October 23, 2016

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
October 21, 2016
Offering my deepest condolences.
October 20, 2016
My sincere sympathy to the family of Danny. He was always so friendly and always took time to talk to me. God bless him. Kay Norman
October 18, 2016
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Brace family! We always enjoyed being around Dan - great heart and sense of humor. Tad and Alexa, your Dad was a good man! "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever!" Winnie the Pooh
Mike and Sandy McKeon
October 18, 2016
Kay Norman
October 18, 2016
My condolences to the Brace family may the God who gives hope fill your hearts with peace and comfort you in this deficult time Romans 1513
October 18, 2016
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