VeteranVictor Danner

Victor DannerVictor H. Danner, 85, of Decatur died at 10 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017, at his home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Woodland Township, Fulton County, the son of Hart F. and Iona F. Hetrick Danner. He married Dorothy E. France on March 7, 1954, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Scott (and Lori) Danner of Decatur; two sisters, Evelyn E. Danner and Helen E. Wise, both of Astoria; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Page Danner; and one sister, Charlotte Danner.

He was a graduate of Astoria High School class of 1949 and the College of Advanced Traffic in Chicago in 1956. He owned and operated Danner Electric Shop in Astoria with his wife from 1961-67, before moving to Littleton, Colo. He then became a union electrician and a 45-year member of the IBEW Local 68 in Denver, Colo.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1951-54 during the Korean War serving in Tokyo, Japan.

He was a member of Astoria United Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW Post 99 in Decatur, a member of the American Legion Post 105 in Decatur, a 60-year member of the Vermont Masonic Lodge 116, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies (Consistory) of Springfield, a member of ANSAR Shrine Temple in Springfield, a life member (Order of EL Coyote) EL Jebel Temple, Denver, Colo., a member of AARP, a member of IBEW Local 193 Retirees Club of Springfield, and a former member of the NRA. He was range officer at the South Side Gun Club in Littleton, Colo., and was a safety instructor for the Colorado Hunters Safety Course. He also was active in Habitat for Humanity in Springfield. He served 10 years as Cadre, TO, XO and Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Denver, Colo.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at Astoria Cemetery. Military rites were provided by the Astoria American Legion Post #25.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia Foundation of Illinois.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/25/2017


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