Daniel Carl Fall, age 82
January 9, 1939 - March 14, 2021
Daniel Carl Fall, age 82, entered into eternal rest on March 14, 2021. Dan was born in Butte, MT on January 9, 1939 to Paul and Agnes Fall. He grew up in Butte, attending Madison Elementary, Webster-Garfield Elementary, and Butte High School. In grade school, he worked at the local bowling alley setting pins. In high school, Dan worked as a clerk at Butte's Safeway. After high school, Dan served in the U.S.Navy for almost two years on the USS Bennington Carrier. During Dan's teen years, he dated Patsy Egedahl and married her on May 3, 1959, in Spokane, Washington. Over the next 20 years, Dan and Patsy raised four amazing children. Dan, or Big Dan as he was often called by family and friends, worked for Goodrich Tires, Safeway, and Taylor Edwards Warehouse. During this time, he also attended SCC and EWU, taking accounting classes. However, Dan found his career at the U.S. Postal Service where he retired as Post Master of the Post Falls Post Office in 1992.
Big Dan loved his job and was a hard worker and a great provider for his family. In his spare time, though, you would find Big Dan at every activity his kids participated in, (and later on his grandchildren) cheering them all on wholeheartedly. Big Dan also loved to travel, and took Patsy and his children on some great family vacations, including a car trip across the U.S. to Washington D.C. After Dan retired in 1992, he continued traveling with Patsy, oftentimes for his part-time contract work with the U.S. Postal Service. With retirement came more opportunities to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren; he enjoyed helping Patsy cook big dinners for their family.
Dan is preceded in death by a newborn daughter, his parents Paul and Agnes Fall, his sister Marian (husband Howard) Gilbert, and his daughter Kim Fall Cuff. He is survived by Patsy, his wife of nearly 62 years; his siblings: Ray and wife Betty Fall, Bob (wife Fran) Fall, Jeanne Moore, Lorraine (husband Norm) Monville, Jim and wife Judy Fall, and Paulette (husband Archie) Reed; his children: Dan and wife Jan Fall, son-in-law Kelly Cuff, Jackie and husband Jeff Sayre, and Troy and wife Teresa Fall; his 16 grandchildren: David and wife Sammie, Nathan and wife Cayle, Elizabeth, Rachel, Abigail and husband Justin, Hannah, Isaac, Alex, Andrea and husband P.J., Evan, Danica, and great-grandson, Elliot.
A memorial mass in honor of Dan Fall was celebrated Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 5025 N. Nelson. Online tributes may be made at www.holycrossofspokane.org.