Donald Danner

Branch of service U S Army
Entered service
Birth 8/29/1920
Died 8/2/2000
Buried Pleasaant View Church of Brethren, Burkittsville, MD


News Post 8/4/2000
Mr. Donald Danner Class 1937
As originally published on Friday, August 4, 2000.

     Mr. Donald Lewis Danner, 79, of Catoctin Avenue, Frederick, formerly of Rosemont Drive, Knoxville, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at his home.
     He was the husband of Mary Irene Danner, his wife of 43 years. Born Aug. 29, 1920, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late Harvey L. and Lucy Nash Danner.
     Mr. Danner was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Burkittsville, where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed collecting trains and eagles. He was also known and will be remembered by many as "Mr. Fix-It." Mr. Danner was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
     At the time of his retirement, he was employed by the the Army Corps of Engineers as a diesel mechanic. He had also worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as a brakeman in his earlier years.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Melissa Danner Ross and husband Norman of Johns Island, S.C., Vanessa Irene Guyton and husband Byron of Burkittsville, Martine Marie Gue and husband Richard of Frederick, and Mary Beth Guyton and husband Phil of Myersville; six grandchildren, Wesley Byron and Jordan Lewis, both of Burkittsville, Travis Allen and Jolissa Marie Gue, both of Frederick, and Lacey Danner and Mikayla Noel Guyton, both of Myersville; a niece, Cathy Jaeger and family; and numerous nieces and nephews through marriage.
     Mr. Danner was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Danner; and a nephew, Michael C. Danner. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.
     Mr. Danner will be removed to Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Picnic Woods Road, Burkittsville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, with a one-hour viewing before the services. Mr. Danner's former pastor, the Rev. Harold Bowser, will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702