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Daniel Toner

Daniel James Toner

Tuesday, March 29th, 1938 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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82, of Cass City, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in the comfort of his home. He was born March 29, 1938 in Redford Township to William and Gwendoline (McCleary) Toner. He married Ellen Fay Gurdon May 14, 1960. She died August 24, 2006. He later married Kathy Ann Rosenberger December 23, 2013 in Mizpah Missionary Church, Cass City.

Straight out of high school, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), an Iowa-class battleship. He was honorably discharged in 1959, achieving the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. Dan was hired at the Pontiac Motor Division in 1963 and retired thirty years later. Following his retirement, he mowed lawns, performed handy-man work by repairing riding lawn mowers and helped out at Merchant Farms. He loved telling jokes and will be remembered for his great sense of humor. Dan enjoyed traveling. His favorite destinations included the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, as well as, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Dan is survived by his wife, Kathy; his daughter, Danielle (Larry) Smith of Lapeer; granddaughter, Bianca Smith of Lapeer; great grandson, Brantley James Smith; step-son, Paul Middaugh of Cass City; sisters: Willa Vargas of Bellevue, NE, Ivernia Schwartz of Gagetown; brother, Dean Toner of Cass City; many nieces, nephews; special friends: Richard and Gayl Patera, Keith and Jane Mitchell, Richard and Pat Greenwood, Dustin and Rainy Wood, Blaine and Shelley DeBeaubien, Randy and Sandy Kelley, Michelle Richmond; many other good friends, neighbors and his favorite cat, Miss Kitty. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd Toner; siblings: Anna Barnard, Gwen Bell, Norman Toner, William Toner, Jr., George Toner, Gladys Toner.

Honoring Dan’s wish, no services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to Thumb Octagon Barn. Friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

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Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
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Private Condolence

Patricia A Greenwood

Posted at 07:56pm
We will miss visiting with Dan under the beautiful trees around his house. There was always a great breeze and wonderful memories shared with Dan and Kathy. Fall was for the open fire pit with the warmth of the fire and again great stories shared. You could also find an apple or two to munch on. The geese from the pond across the road, that flew over every night to go out to feed, was a sight to see and hear. Miss Kitty might even join us. Not often and not to close, except to Dan. We had many years to make those memories. Rest in peace Dan. Thanks for the memories! As always, Dick and Pat Greenwood.

Geri Perry

Posted at 10:31am
Condolences on behalf of the Cass City High School Class of 1955.

Linda Downing

Posted at 08:19pm
Kathy I am so sorry

Sandy Kelley

Posted at 12:00pm
Dear Kathy Danille and Family , We are so sorry with the quick loss of Dan. I am going to miss our visits at the picnic table. We would visit then Kathy would call and say dinner is ready and he was always happy to go eat and be with Kathy . Also seeing his Red truck going by the house will be so missed . Our deepest condolences . May God wrap his arms around you at this time . Forever friends Randy and Sandy Kelley

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