Daniel Newton Daron
November 16, 1933 – January 15, 2020
Our loving Husband, Father, Grandpa & Great-Grandpa, Daniel Daron, passed away on January 15th, 2020.
Dan was born November 1933 in Flat Rock, Illinois to parents Everett and Mae Daron. Dan grew up on the family farm with his four sisters, Ruby, Laura, Alma and Maxine. After graduating from Robinson High School, Dan worked at Heath Candy Company. In 1953 he was drafted into the Army. Ten days prior to leaving for Korea, Dan married the love of his life, Sally Radebaugh.
After returning home from his 18 months of service in Korea, Dan and Sally moved to Chicago for Dan to attend a trade school and they welcomed their first daughter, Sherry. The family moved back to Robinson in 1958 where they added Steve to their family. In 1960 they moved to Rockford, IL where Dan started his 33 year career with Woodward Governor. It was while they lived in Rockford that Becky was added to their family. In 1967 the family moved with a group of 40 Woodward families to Ft. Collins.
Words can’t express what an incredible “Daddy” Dan was. He was always there with a shoulder to lean on and offer quiet words of support. Dan played an integral role in raising his three grandchildren attending nearly all of their activities through college graduations and beyond. He would beam with pure joy when spending time with his great-granddaughters often commenting he wished they lived closer to Ft. Collins.
After retiring from Woodward in 1993, Dan drove as a volunteer for SAINT in Ft. Collins for many years.
Dan was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church for over 50 years. While a member he served on multiple boards, as head usher and ushered for many years.
For over 40 years Dan tended a large vegetable garden at our Ft. Collins home. He enjoyed traveling, reading, playing games and working jigsaw puzzles.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ruby Howard, son Steve Daron and daughter Sherry Daron. Dan is survived by his wife Sally Daron, daughter Becky Braun (Jim), grandsons Aaron Braun (Annika), Kevin Braun, granddaughter Meghan Braun and great-granddaughters Makenzie and Myla.
Dan’s family will be honoring him in a memorial service at Christ United Methodist Church on Friday, January 24th at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado.
- Memorial Service Friday, January 24, 2020
Daniel Newton Daron
January 22, 2020
Thank you, Dan. You always were a comfort to us by just seeing you and even helped mentor our own son in many ways. So blessed to share part of our journey with you. Our sympathy.
Randie, Cindi and Adam Bell
January 21, 2020
When I fell in love with Becky, Dan's daughter, he immediately made me feel like part of the family and one of his sons. I am proud to call him DAD for more than 35 years now. Dad has raised the bar soo high, I don't know how I will ever be able to live up to it. He was the perfect role model to follow in raising my 3 children. He went too fast and will be sorely missed by our family. But the most incredible thing I will remember about Dad is his strength and his love. He never once complained about pain at the end. His love for his wife Sally was awe inspiring! The way he cupped her cheek, or stroked her chin. The way they kissed every time they saw one another and told each other how much they loved each other! There are memories that I hope to never ever forget. I love you Dad and promise to take care of your girls! Love your Son Jim Braun