OBITUARY

Daniel Bennette Durbin

July 9, 1946March 4, 2019
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Daniel B. Durbin, 72, of LaGrange, Kentucky, passed away on March 4, 2019.

Dan was born on July 9, 1946, in Sunfish, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Gladys Durbin, and his eldest brother Roger. Dan is survived by his wife Sally of 48 years, his son Brian (Melissa) Durbin, his brother Larry (Jerry) Durbin; sisters Deanna Gnadinger, Joyce (Jerry) Hill, Joan (Dave) Elder, Deborah (Michael) Bacarella, Barbara (Dave) Agerton, and sister-in-law Jeanne Durbin. Dan has seven grandchildren Catherine [21] (Carter) Gilbert, Elisabeth [19], Matthew [16], Adam [14], Daniel [13], Josh [7], and Genevieve [5].

Dan was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to everyone. Dan’s legacy exemplifies kindness, compassion, service, integrity, and hard work.

Dan was a Vietnam veteran receiving the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of Bellarmine College.

Through hard work, Dan grew a business from one Shell station in the ’70s to five stores in the ’80s. He taught himself to program software and created software for managing stations; later turning that into another business, finally working for Humana as an IT consultant during the last ten years before he retired. In retirement, he wrote almost a dozen books including “The Legacy” and “Life at the Susie House”.

The most important thing to him was his family. He loved to spend time at the lake, and anywhere else, with his wife, brothers, and sisters. He loved to have his grandchildren visit and traveled to Iowa to be with his grandchildren whenever possible.

A visitation will be at Heady – Radcliffe Funeral Home in LaGrange, Kentucky, on Friday, March 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm EST. Funeral Mass will be at St. John’s Church in Sunfish, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 9, at 10:00 am CST. Dan will be laid to rest in the St. John’s Church Cemetery in Sunfish, Kentucky.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Jeffrey Hermsen

March 7, 2019

Hello.

I was a co-worker of Dan's prior to his retirement from Humana. We worked together for a significant time but never met because I am from Green Bay, WI. When we heard of his retirement January 12th, 2013, a number of us decided to take vacation to meet Dan in KY. Four of us traveled to KY on January 10th and 11th. We met Dan and went out to dinner. Afterwards, he shared how moved he was that we took vacation to come meet him. At one point I believe I saw tears in his eyes. It truly was our pleasure. He was a very kind, knowledgeable, and patient person. I consider him a friend, and very fortunate to have met him at least once in my life. Dan was a very special person. Please accept my most sincerest condolences.

Brad Wampler

March 7, 2019

This Obituary rings so true. Dan and I worked together first at Keane and later at Humana. He was a great friend, as well as a model associate. He was very hard working, ingenious, paid attention to detail, thorough, and most of all, patient and kind to everyone at Humana. He was sorely missed when he chose to retire from Humana, and the old "Humana Claims" team had Dan and Sally meet us for lunch several times. We missed all the fresh produce he shared with us! This is a personal loss to all that knew him. God Bless you Dan, and my condolences go to Sally and the family.

Dave Simpson

March 7, 2019

I worked with Dan at Humana. He was a great guy. We shared many laughs together.

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Biography

Daniel B. Durbin, 72, of LaGrange, Kentucky, passed away on March 4, 2019.

Dan was born on July 9, 1946, in Sunfish, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Gladys Durbin, and his eldest brother Roger. Dan is survived by his wife Sally of 48 years, his son Brian (Melissa) Durbin, his brother Larry (Jerry) Durbin; sisters Deanna Gnadinger, Joyce (Jerry) Hill, Joan (Dave) Elder, Deborah (Michael) Bacarella, Barbara (Dave) Agerton, and sister-in-law Jeanne Durbin. Dan has seven grandchildren Catherine [21] (Carter) Gilbert, Elisabeth [19], Matthew [16], Adam [14], Daniel [13], Josh [7], and Genevieve [5].

Dan was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to everyone. Dan’s legacy exemplifies kindness, compassion, service, integrity, and hard work.

Dan was a Vietnam veteran receiving the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of Bellarmine College.

Through hard work, Dan grew a business from one Shell station in the ’70s to five stores in the ’80s. He taught himself to program software and created software for managing stations; later turning that into another business, finally working for Humana as an IT consultant during the last ten years before he retired. In retirement, he wrote almost a dozen books including “The Legacy” and “Life at the Susie House”.

The most important thing to him was his family. He loved to spend time at the lake, and anywhere else, with his wife, brothers, and sisters. He loved to have his grandchildren visit and traveled to Iowa to be with his grandchildren whenever possible.

A visitation will be at Heady – Radcliffe Funeral Home in LaGrange, Kentucky, on Friday, March 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm EST. Funeral Mass will be at St. John’s Church in Sunfish, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 9, at 10:00 am CST. Dan will be laid to rest in the St. John’s Church Cemetery in Sunfish, Kentucky.