Dan C. Danes
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.
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Published by the Des Moines Register from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2017.