Daniel E. Dana, 84, of Dupuyer, left this earth on March 5, 2022, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Dan was born on August 31, 1937, joining his parents, Elton and Ella Dana, and older sister, Dorothy Ann. Soon a younger brother, Richard, was welcomed to the family.
Dan married Frances Goldsby on June 6, 1959, and together they had 3 children. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in divorce, but they remained friends until her passing in 2015.
Dan met Glenda Zelinsky Stewart at work. They were married May 9, 1981. Upon their marriage, Dan gained four sons and together they had a daughter. After retiring from the Washington State Department of Transportation, he realized his lifelong dream of living in Montana. He and Glenda moved to Dupuyer in 1993. Sadly, Dan lost his best friend, Glenda, to cancer in 1998. This tragedy brought him to the Lord.
Recognizing Dan’s loneliness, God led him to his current wife, Brenda Browning Dana, through a chance meeting. Their hearts and hands were joined on August 30, 2003. They enjoyed hiking, traveling, and attending antique tractor shows together. They were dedicated members of the White Tail Baptist Church in Heart Butte.
Family was extremely important to Dan, and he tried to pass his love of tractors to his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed boating and hunting and was an avid history buff. Dan made friends wherever he went. His family and friends will remember him as a natural storyteller who was quick to tell jokes and tales of his adventurous youth.
He is survived by his eight children, Ann (Pete) Diaz, Daniel Dana Jr., Glenn (Kateryna) Stewart, Del Stewart, Cordell (Noy) Stewart, Wendy (Dave) Ware, Dane (Frieda) Stewart, and Rhonda (Robert) Bender; 17 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
A service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 10:00 at the Dupuyer Community Center in Dupuyer, with a viewing at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following charity organizations: Teton Antique Steam and Gas Association, Dupuyer Community Club, or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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