Daniel Matthew Dany

Age 85, of Grand Blanc, passed away on July 1, 2024. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at Detroit Cremation Society in Grand Blanc, Michigan-Deacon Dennis to officiate, with burial to follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Daniel’s family will be present to receive friends at Detroit Cremation Society in Grand Blanc, Michigan on Tuesday from 10:00 am, until the time of the service at 12:00 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Daniel’s Tribute Wall at detroitcremationsociety.com.

Daniel Matthew Dany was born on September 26, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the son of Mr and Mrs. Anton and Helen (Dragel) Dany. Dan was a graduate of Hearst High School in Chicago.  He was an avid football player throughout high school, Dan moved on to college at Michigan State University where he also played football and met his future wife Kristine in 1958 on campus.

He joined the army in 1958 and retired from the reserves in 1988 as a Lt. Colonel, after 30 years of service, Daniel graduated from Michigan State University in 1962 with a bachelor degree. He played semi pro football until he was 28. The Buffalo Bills tried to recruit him he elected to stay home and be a family man.

Surviving Daniel is his beloved wife of 64 years Kristine Dany, son Michael Dany(Renata), daughters Susan (James Keigher), Carolyn Dany, Kristine Hay. Grandchildren, Eric Shipp, Amanda Tarbescu, Bridgette Hart, Mary Dany,  Michael Dany, Parker Hay, Anna Hay. Great-Grandchildren, A’lexus Perry, Peyton McBee, Harper Anderson, Kodah Dany who lovingly called him Great Great because he was the Greatest Great-Grandpa.

Daniel is preceded in death by his parents Helen Grotta, Anton Dany and sister Eileen Young.
He will be missed by many.


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  1. Barbara Rogers on July 12, 2024 at 7:40 am

    So sorry for your loss. He was very much loved and will be missed. We jokingly called him Lt.Dan (from the Forest Gump movie). He laughed it off (most of the time). Was a pleasure to meet and hangout with. My deepest condolences to the family.

  2. Chuck & Barbara Snyder on July 13, 2024 at 12:48 pm

    Extending sympathy to all the Dany family & hoping comfort & peace will come to you. We enjoyed the times we had sitting around & chatting. Dan always had a smile on his face & made sure you did too! What we once enjoyed, we can never lose and we will always remember his sense of humor & kindness. Our deepest condolences.

  3. Judy Chapman on July 16, 2024 at 11:09 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss; while I did not know Dan well, we always exchanged a friendly hello and smiles whenever I walked my dog Lola.

    God bless your family…..

  4. Kat on July 17, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss Q and Jimmy. Prayers for y’all.

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