Daniel L. Best

November 21, 1959November 7, 2018
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Daniel L. Best, 58 of Markle passed away at 9:19 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. His greatest legacy was raising a God-loving and faithful family. He was a quiet loving person that would always be there to help anyone in need. He was a 1978 graduate of Huntington North High School. He worked at Kresge’s in Fort Wayne from high school until they closed, later working at the Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority for 23 years. He was an active member of Emmanuel Community Church. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, boating, the outdoors, running, volleyball, NASCAR and making maple syrup.

Dan was born on November 21, 1959 in Huntington, the son of Bevan and Virginia (Beaver) Best.

He was united in marriage to Kris Kinsey on December 7, 1991 in Markle. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include: three daughters: Chelsie (Casey) Weade of Fort Wayne; Kaitlyn Best of Indianapolis; Jessie Best of Nashville, TN; two brothers: Steve (Lisa) Best of Huntington; Terry (Tracy) Best of Markle; his parents: Bevan and Virginia Best of Markle and two grandchildren: Calvin and Carver Weade along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 US Hwy 24 West, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Emmanuel Community Church with Pastor Bob Bruce officiating.

Interment will be at the Markle Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations out to Star 88.3 or to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission both in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.


  • Kris Best, Wife
  • Chelsie Weade, Daughter
  • Kaitlyn Best, Daughter
  • Jessie Best, Daughter
  • Bevan Best, Father
  • Virginia Best, Mother
  • Steve Best, Brother
  • Terry Best, Brother
  • Two grandchildren: Calvin and Carver Weade

  • 88.3 Star
  • Fort Wayne Rescue Mission


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Heather Waikel-Nunn

November 13, 2018

I met Dan at Markle church of christ back when I was a kid. He was always so full of smiles & so easy to talk to. He was a sweet man and will truly be missed. Praying for his wife, kids, & the rest of his family.

Bob and Connie Brown

November 13, 2018

Kris and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing, and that we were unable to be there in person to share our feelings. Dan was such a great guy, dad, and husband, and his passing is deeply felt by those of us who have had the privilege of knowing him, not the least of whom are you, his dearest loved ones. Please know you are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and months ahead.

Susan Blinn-Eltzroth

November 13, 2018

Kris - sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family.

Cal Thiele

November 13, 2018

My Sympathy on the passing of Dan = worked with him several years at Kresge Whse - always enjoyed his personality , and
team player attitude - Prayers for the family .

Cal Thiele

Jon & Janice Kellam

November 11, 2018

The Best Family: We send to you our sympathy at this difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jon & Janice Kellam

Jenny Hitchens

November 10, 2018

Dan was a wonderful person. We ladies who worked in the office at the Airport Authority always enjoyed talking to Dan. Such a kind person, with a wonderful smile. My sympathy to Dan's entire family.