Danny Gene Fortik
1936 - 2021
Danny Gene Fortik, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Danny was born Sept. 18, 1936 at rural Cumro, Nebraska.  He grew up in Custer County and was a lifelong resident.  However, he traveled extensively and worked temporarily in several places.

Danny's primary occupation was a truck driver.  After retirement, Danny lived in Ansley.  When his health started to fail, he moved to LeMars, Iowa to be near his brother.

Danny is survived by his brothers Terry (Ruth) Fortik of Pace, Fla. and and Dick (Esther) Coffman of Hinton, Iowa; sisters Lois Nelson of Jefferson City, Mo., Pamala Valencia, Rifle, Colo. and Sherri (Kris) Martin, Grand Junction, Colo.; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and friends.

Danny was preceded in death by his father Tom Fortik; mother Lucy (Trew) Coffman; infant sister Darlene Joyce Fortik; paternal grandparents Anton and Anna (Kulhanek) Fortik; and maternal grandparents Nelson and Ida Mae (Mason) Trew.

Cremation was chosen and burial will be at Box Elder Cemetery at Cumro. Graveside service is planned for a later date.
Published by Custer County Chief from Nov. 23 to Dec. 5, 2021.
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Rest in peace Danny, our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.
John Stitt
November 30, 2021
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