Danny Ray Danielson, 75, Gas, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola due to complications from bladder cancer leading to kidney and heart failure.
He was born July 19, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas, to Carl James and Ruth Marie (Ritchey) Danielson. He enjoyed playing basketball in his school days. He lived in several places due to his father’s military service, including Hawaii and Alabama. He later served in the National Guard. He married Vesta Lynn Hoseney on Jan. 22, 1976 in Independence.
He worked as a purchasing agent for several hospitals in Chanute, Coffeyville, Bay City, Texas, and eventually Iola, where he also worked at Iola Pharmacy, Russell Stover Candies, and USD 257 as a bus driver. He enjoyed working on his farm, gardening, mowing, and spending time in nature. He liked playing the Powerball and Kansas Lottery as well as the slots in the casinos every once in a while. He chewed Red Man Gold and liked his iced tea on his front porch, watching birds and other wildlife. He will long be remembered for his visits with family, neighbors and good friends.
He is survived by his wife, Vesta, of the home; a grandson, Danny Robert Danielson of Georgia; a brother, Carl James Danielson of Georgia; brother-in-law, R. Carl Hoseney of Manhattan, a sister-in-law, Jolene Toscano of Denver, nieces Sarah Wieck and family of North Dakota, Wanda Morpheth and family of Georgia and Ritchey Dyker and family of Georgia, a nephew Corey Danielson and family of Alabama, and faithful dog, Max.
Danny was preceded in death by a son, Danny, two daughters, Kristina Lynn Ramsay, and Becky Stanley, by his parents and a brother, Jerry.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at First Baptist Church in Iola. His remains will be returned to the earth at the family farm in a private ceremony later.
Contributions in his memory are suggested to Allen County Home Health or ACARF. Condolences can be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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