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Daniel R. Everett, 83, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Dan was born Saturday, August 17, 1929, in Adams County to the late Perry and Bessie (Irwin) Everett.
He married Lois D. Buuck on September 12, 1948, in Decatur; she passed away on March 7, 2007.
Dan was a graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne and had attended Monmouth School near Decatur for 11 years. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Bingen; American Legion Post 43; VFW Post 6248; and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Dan retired from Don Ray Drive-A-Way in 1985. He had also worked at Fleetwood Plant 52 as the head of the service department and was a driver for Oakdale Kennels.
Among survivors are three sons, Nicholas (Denise) Everett, Mark (Kendra) Everett, and Steven Everett, all of Decatur; daughter, Vickie (Mark) Gallmeyer of Decatur; brother, Jack (Emily) Everett of Fort Wayne; sister, Anna (Paul) Spangler of Decatur; five grandchildren, Erin Everett, Melissa (Jon) Zeser, Matt Everett, Clinton Everett, and Lucas (Elisha) Everett; and five great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Everett, Hannah Everett, Lane Everett, Boston Everett, and Harper Zeser.
Dan was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Everett. â€¨ Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. John Lutheran Church, Bingen.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Peter Brock officiating.
Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Bingen.
Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church, Bingen, or the Indiana Non-Game Wildlife Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.