Aurora, Colorado resident Donald R. Dane, 91, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.
Donald was born July 31, 1929, in Glenvil, NE to Reimer & Grace Dane. Donald married his beautiful bride, Dorothy M. Dane from Hastings, NE in October 1949. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in Florida as an Aircraft Mechanic. Don competed throughout Illinois and Iowa in late model dirt track racing in the 50s and 60s. In 1964 Donald was the Heart of Illinois Stockcar Champion at Peoria Motor Speed Way. Don was also inducted into the Peoria Motor Speedway hall of fame in 1997. Don was a Automotive mechanic by trade and loved working on cars even restoring a 1974 Plymouth Barracuda from the ground up. He really enjoyed showing it off to his family and friends. Donald built a few racing engines for stockcars running at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb for a friend back in the 70s. Donald was an avid NASCAR fan as well. He attended many races with his son Dave. He was also an avid Denver Broncos fan owning season tickets for a number of years and also enjoyed following the Colorado Rockies and attended numerous games over the years.
Donald is preceded in death by his father, Reimer Dane, Glenville, Nebraska; mother, Grace Dane, Hastings, Nebraska; Wife, Dorothy Dane; brother, Junior Dane, Texas; sister, Dorothy Dane, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Son & Daughter-in-law:
David & Katrin Dane – Franktown, CO
Daughter & Son-in-law:
Cynthia & Larry Simpson – Aurora, CO
Grandchildren & Spouse:
Holly & Justin Nusser
Katrina & Will Hudson
Casey & Shanna Dane
Alycia Michelove-Reno & Josh Reno