Dan C. Danes
Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Dan C. Danes

Des Moines

Dan Charles Danes, 85, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 12:00 pm. Urn burial will occur at a later date.

Dan was born in Des Moines to Dr. Dan and Evelyn Danes. He graduated from the 1949 Class of East High School and the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He served in the Navy during the Korean War conflict on the Quapaw ship and ran the engine during the night shift. Dan worked at Broadlawns Hospital as Chief Engineer for 15 years.

Dan had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed family and friends, dancing, hockey games and traveling to reunions. He also loved to play duplicate bridge and cribbage. His faith was also important to him and he showed it by transporting sick children to the Shriner Hospitals.

He was an elder of Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and Past Master, 50 year member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, and the American Legion. He took part in the Honor Flights.

Dan is survived by his wife of 30 years, Phyllis; daughter, Candi Peterson (Kevin); son, Dan O, Danes (Heather); step-daughters, Sandra Thompson and Pamela Meyer (Michael); 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Denise Mahan; step-son, W. Craig Thompson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Kavanagh House or to the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com.

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Published by the Des Moines Register from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2017.
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
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His suffering is over.
Jan Thomas
January 29, 2017
RIP Dan....
Steve and Pam Thomas
January 21, 2017
Dan was a wonderful neighbor and a genuinely nice man. We really missed him and his wife when we moved. We so enjoyed living across the street from them for all those years. He always looked so serious but one day I heard him joking with my husband and realized he was a funny man, too. We will miss you, Dan.
Mike and Chris Montgomery
January 20, 2017
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