Daniel Gibson

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Daniel James Gibson, 59, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the V.A. Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the 11 a.m. service.

Interment will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Casket bearers will include Brad Brown, R. Aaron Saeugling, Anthony Miller, Cassondra Finkbeiner, Rhonda Burns, Melissa Merten, Brent Brown, Robert Wassom Jr., Bobby Gibson, Angela Stadtlander, Rochelle Aune, Kerri Sirovy and Shelly Tucker.

Daniel "Hooter" James Gibson, the son of James Dudley and Frances Helen (Klinker) Gibson, was born May 8, 1951, in Spencer. His childhood years were spent in the Gillett Grove area, where he received his education, graduating from South Clay High School in 1970.

He moved to California with his sister, Teresa, her husband and daughter in 1971. He entered the military and served with the U.S. Army at Fort Ord, Calif., until his honorable discharge in 1973.

Danny made California his home for the rest of his life, living with his sister and her family. He loved driving truck and, through the years was employed by several different trucking companies in California, until forced to quit because of heart problems. He loved people and doing good deeds for them. For the past few years, he enjoyed doing volunteer work for the American Legion in Sunland, Calif.

Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Brenda Brown; and a brother-in-law, Dick Sauegling.

He is survived by six older sisters and their husbands: Sharen and Nile Brown of Webb, Karen Saeugling of Garner, Rosalie and Robert Wassom of Mason City, Barbara and Larry Slota of Spencer, Teresa and Larry Bartelson of Sunland, Calif., and Connie and James Lehan of Spencer; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Special lifelong friends since their school days were Dan Petersen and Dan Crone, who made up the "Three D's".

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.