Wallace M. Danner

Canton – Wallace M. Danner, 95, of Canton, passed away at 10:36 AM on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Clayberg Care Center in Cuba, IL. He was born on February 21, 1923 in Astoria, IL to Ray W. and Reba M. (Chambers) Danner. He married Barbara DeLong on April 10, 1947 in Canton, IL, she survives.

Also surviving is son, Ed (Rose) Danner of Canton; granddaughter, Adriana (Anthony) Stewart; two great-grandchildren, Sherri Ann and Lucas Nathaniel Stewart; and two nephews, Kent and Kerry Danner.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Kaythryn Danner.

Wally worked for Keystone as a machine operator for 30 years, retiring in 1982. He was a past member of the Canton VFW and American Legion. Wally and Barbara would have celebrated 71 years of marriage on April 10, 2018.

By example Wally demonstrated a strong work ethic which was passed down in the family. His work ethic established that a man goes to work everyday to keep a roof over their head and food on their table. He enjoyed watching his son grow and providing for his family. During his military service in the Army he was part of the first wave for three major island beach invasions in the South Pacific. He participated in the liberation of Manilla from the Japanese. Wally earned a bronze star and purple heart for his service. He attained the rank of a tech sergeant.

Services will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Home. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Clayberg Care Center. To view Wally’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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8 Responses to Wallace M. Danner

  1. Linda (Anderson) Walter says:

    Our Thoughts & Prayers are with All the Family!

  2. Dave and Bobbie Davis says:

    Our hearts go out to Ed, Rose and the entire Danner family. You can forever be proud of your Father.

  3. Jim Spencer says:

    Thanks for your honorable service Uncle Wally. Duty called and you answered. And thanks for the magical Sundays on the farm in Astoria with Ed growing up.

  4. Mark Plotts says:

    Rest in peace my hero, I will miss your storys.

  5. Chris & Virginia Davis & Family says:

    Our sincerest condolences to you, Ed, and your mom and the entire Danner family on the passing of your beloved Dad. May all the good memories that fill your mind and heart serve to comfort you at this difficult time.

  6. Linda and Wally McColloch says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Deepest Condolences
    Sending Prayers and Hugs
    Love Always
    Carol Lowery Baggerly

  8. Rick and Jeannie Birkey says:

    Wally was a wonderful person. Always very soft spoken and humble. He will be greatly missed.

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