Dan Niitsuma
1956 - 2021
Danny Boyd Niitsuma

May 7,1956- September 9,2021

Centerville, UtahDanny Boyd Niitsuma was born in San Benito, Texas, on May 7, 1956, to Harry and Virginia Niitsuma. He was the 3rd of 8 children.

He attended South High School and then served a mission to Nagoya, Japan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He met Mindy in 1979 and married in March of 1980. He was a proud father of 7 beautiful children who were his entire life, until he was blessed with grandchildren who expanded his joy.

ALWAYS the loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather!

His crazy sense of humor and laughter will be so missed and especially his love for his fellow man. His constant service and devotion to others are part of his legacy!

On Friday September 17th there will be a visitation from 6- 7:30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1298 North 400 west Centerville Utah 84014

The funeral for Dan will be Saturday September 18th at 11 am with an hour of visitation before hand at the same location. The funeral will also be broadcast on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Zoom link http://zoom.us/j/92398463965

The family asks EVERYONE to Please wear a mask!

Special thanks to Jarred Johnston, and Brooke at St. Marks Hospital for the care he received and allowing the family to be with him. Messages to the family can be shared on Dan's Facebook. -

Published by Deseret News from Sep. 17 to Sep. 18, 2021.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1298 North 400 west, Centerville, UT
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I only knew Dan through his association with NACM (National Credit Association), however he told great stories about his adventures and his family. He truly loved them all so very much. He lived life to the fullest, and will be dearly missed by all. My sincere condolences to the family.
Sue Kelvington
September 28, 2021
I spent a lot of time at their home as a kid. I always remember Dan with a big smile on his face and him always making jokes. What a great example of someone who was always working toward something and always being with his family.
Paul Haynie
September 18, 2021
I love your Danny, Daddy, and Grandpa! He was Niitsuma Choroo to me. I can´t remember in which city we served together in Japan but John Hubbard was one of the other missionaries there. Dan gave a priesthood blessing to a little boy who had fallen off a motorcycle in front of Dan and his companion in the street. The little boy was seriously injured. Dan gave him a blessing right there at the scene. I think it was the first one he had ever given, though I am not sure. The little boy died shortly thereafter at the hospital. I remember watching Dan weeping as he told us about it. It ached his soul that he couldn´t have done more, and it seemed he almost blamed himself for it not being "good enough". I just know that I saw great courage, humility, and a great and good hearted young man showing such a deep love for a little boy he didn´t even know, that I shall never forget the moment or the tears streaming down his cheeks. He stood really tall and full of faith that day! He drew closer to the Savior in that trial and grief, I could clearly see. I hope you will do the same. He would want you to. He loves you. He told me how much when I talked with him 15 years ago. I hope the little Japanese boy he used his Priesthood Power to bless will wrap his arms in gratitude around him in the days ahead along with all the other people whose lives he influenced for good. Love to you from Olson Shimai!
Kathleen Sorensen (Olson Shimai)
September 18, 2021
Mindy I love you to the stars and back. I adore your children and know one special son will greet his dad.. You were so blessed to have such a deep love for each other. You love your children as the Savior does, "No Matter What, I love you completely"
Linda M Richards
September 17, 2021
I was surprised and I'm saddened by Danny's passing. My heart and prayers go out to cousin Mindy and her family. Time is a mortal construct and must be patiently passed through. It won't be long before reunion and eternal life make you inseparable.
John Hubbard
September 17, 2021
We have good memories of Dan and your family. We love you all very much
Karen & Bill Cook
September 17, 2021
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