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Verlin W. Danner

Posted October 20, 2014 in Obituaries, Greene County

March 14, 1931 – October 20, 2014

Verlin Danner

Verlin Danner

Verlin Wolfgang Danner, age 83, of Glidden passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at Carroll Health Center in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Glidden with Fr. Andrew Hoffman and Fr. Robert Gralapp concelebrating assisted by Deacons Gary Schon and Louis Meiners. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden after 3:30 P.M. on Thursday where there will be a Rosary at 4:00 P.M. and a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 P.M. Lectors for the Mass will be Kevin and Todd Danner. Gift bearers will be granddaughters: Nicole Stork, Erin Danner, Rachel Rasmussen, Amber Danner, Katie Speer, Paige Danner, Mady Danner, and Alexis Danner. Eucharistic Ministers will be Lori Danner and Janelle Danner. Mass servers will be Clayton Christian, Noah Borkowski, and Christopher Brown. Casket bearers will be grandsons: Blair Danner, Jeremy Draves, Seth Danner, Mike Speer, Paul Danner, Jared Danner, Brady Danner, Jake Danner, and Logan Danner. Honorary casket bearers will be granddaughters: Nicole Stork, Erin Danner, Rachel Rasmussen, Amber Danner, Katie Speer, Paige Danner, Alexis Danner, Emilee Danner, Mady Danner, Drew Danner, Natalee Danner and great grandchildren: Kylie, Jaslyn, Harper, Brynn, Aria, Aliya, and Kinnick. Burial will be in the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden with military honors by the Merle Hay Post of the American Legion. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden and online condolences for Verlin’s family may be left at

Born March 14, 1931 near Willey he was a son of George and Leona (Brincks) Danner. He attended country school and Saint Peter & Paul school in Carroll. He then farmed with his father until entering the Army and served in the Korean War from 1952-1954. In 2013 Verlin was honored as the Grand Marshall of Memorial Day Parade in Glidden and in 2014 he received recognition as a 60 year war veteran. He was a member of Merle Hay American Legion Post #386 of Glidden, Iowa. Upon return from Korea, he farmed with his father. On January 26, 1955 he married Phyllis Ann Becker of Breda. They lived and farmed in the Glidden and Ralston area until his retirement in April of 2003. Upon his “retirement” from farming, Verlin helped the Tom and Chris Soyer families with their farming operations. He also worked part-time as a custodian for the Glidden Rural Electric Company. Verlin was a member of Holy Family Parish in Lidderdale until the establishment of Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish in Glidden in 1984 where he is currently a member.

Verlin is survived by his wife Phyllis of Glidden, two daughters Sandy (Jim) Speer of Oakdale, NY, and Sheryl Draves of Lidderdale, seven sons: Kevin (Lori) Danner of Glidden, Mark (Gretchen) Danner of Broomfield, CO, Keith (Suzy) Danner of Glidden, Scott (Diane) Danner of Tripoli IA, Todd (Amy) Danner of Westside, Joel (Janelle) Danner of West Des Moines, and Jason (Monica) Danner of Boone. Verlin is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Kenneth, Ronald and Allan Danner. Verlin will be greatly missed by his family and all those lives he touched throughout his lifetime. Farewell to our husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa and friend.

Information provided by:
Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
307 Idaho St.
Glidden, Iowa   51443

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