Dan S. DeFauw
1961 - 2021

Dan (Daniel) S. DeFauw

September 13, 1961-February 12, 2021

DAVENPORT-Dan (Daniel) S. DeFauw, 59, of Davenport, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Unity Point Terrace Park surrounded by his loving family. Funeral service will be held 10am Wednesday (2/17) at the Runge Mortuary & Crematory. Visitation will be 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday at the mortuary. Private burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required. Memorials may be directed to support Thymic Cancer research or to a college fund for his granddaughter, Noelle Evon Danielle. Dan was never one to stand on formality. The family encourages you to wear your Cubs or Illini gear. Online condolences may be shared at www.rungemortuary.com.

Dan was born on September 13, 1961 in Moline, IL the son of Albert and Elaine (Marlier) DeFauw. He married Nikki J. Moore on April 13 1985, in Rock Island. He was employed by the City of Davenport for 35 years.

Dan loved his family, grilling, the Chicago Cubs, the Fighting Illini, Nascar, and Miller High Life. He was an avid bowler. Dan coached and volunteered for many of his children's activities and he never missed a performance or a game.

He enjoyed cooking for others and was well known for his peanut brittle. He taught his kids to catch by tossing cookies to them after dinner.

He was a woodworker who hand-crafted many items for his family though he never failed to point out the 'flaws' only he could see. His final project was a family cradle for his granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Nikki; son and daughter-in-law Mitchell and Nicole DeFauw, Iowa City; sons Kyle (Mariah Chapdelaine) and Jared (Megan DeArmond), of Davenport; daughter Hannah DeFauw (Gavin Ipsen) of Iowa City and a much loved granddaughter Noelle; sister and brother-in-law, Arlyce and James Logan; brother David DeFauw; mother-in-law Virginia Altemeier, Davenport; and special sister-in-law Lynette (Richard) Rodriguez, Salinas, California; four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Feb. 15, 2021.
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Dan was a great guy! He helped me our at work whenever I requested it! I could always count on him! Dan was kind and "funny" and I was honored to call him my friend! He will be missed by all.
Susan Sanders
February 23, 2021
I'll always remember Dan as a happy guy, caring friend, and family man taken much too early. I'm so very sorry. Prayers for you and the family, Nikki.
Sue Defrieze
February 19, 2021
God is able and he will give you peace in the midst of the storm our prayers go out to you and the entire family with much love Bill and D'Lesia Minor
DLesia Minor
February 19, 2021
I have many great memories cooking bratwurst at the Iowa Hawkeye games for show choir! He had a great sense of humor and was so committed to his family. He will be missed! Praying for peace for the whole family.
Suzette Harper
February 18, 2021
So sorryNikki. May flights of angels sing him to his rest.
Patt Zamora
February 17, 2021
Please accept my condolences. Dan was my go to guy if I had IT issues...he never passed the buck ...he just handled the situation. Dan was a great family man as well...when ever we visited he would tell me how proud he was of his children. Rest in peace Dan
Kevin Johnson
February 16, 2021
Nikki, please accept my deepest condolences. I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss. May you be surrounded by love and comfort.
Ann McGlynn
February 15, 2021
Sad to see of Dan´s passing. I spent many years bowling with Dan and his dad,Albie. Both were wonderfull men.
Steve Peterson
February 15, 2021
My condolences for your loss. Dan was a fellow bowler whom I had the pleasure of meeting while also bowling at Highland about 10 years ago by my cousin. RIP
Daniel J DeFauw
February 15, 2021