Rapid River, MIDaniel Edward Conner, age 63, passed away Monday evening, December 26, 2016, at his home in Rapid River after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dan was born April 19, 1953, in Grand Rapids, MI, the son of Gerald and Blanche (Lancour) Conner. He was raised in Rock and was a 1971 graduate of Rock High School. In September of 1972, Dan enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served until his honorable discharge in July of 1974. Upon his discharge, Dan returned to Rock. Throughout his life, Dan worked in the woods and at a local machine shop before going to work as a truck driver where he eventually started his own delivery business. On October 11, 2012, Dan was united in marriage to his longtime companion, the former Tina Bullock, and together the couple made their home and raised their family in Rapid River. Dan was a kind, gentle, private person who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his loving wife Tina, and his mother, Blanche, Dan is survived by:
Daughters: Rachel (Ian White) Treptow, Dani (Adam) Poitevint, and Amanda (Zack) Hardwick
Sons: Martin Bussey, Claton (Megan) Bussey, and Ken Thompson
Brother: Edward Conner
Sister: Pattie (Jamie) Braun
Also listed among the surviving family are 12 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dan’s brother John Conner preceded him in death.
The family of Daniel E. Conner cordially invites friends and family to attend a memorial dinner on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1:00PM, at the Rapid River American Legion Post #301 in Rapid River.