Donald “Bud” Herman Dangers, age 85, of Howard Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
He was born Nov. 23, 1927, in rural Howard Lake, the son of Fredrich and Emma (Schlee) Dangers.
A lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, Donald was baptized Jan. 8, 1928, by the Rev. C.G. Seltz; and confirmed in his faith April 6, 1941, by the Rev. E.N. Seltz.
Donald was married to Carolyn Shepperd Jan. 27, 1962, at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. G.C. Michael. Their marriage was blessed with three children.
They made their home and livelihood on the Dangers family farm, south of Howard Lake in Victor Township, milking dairy cows and farming the land until retiring.
Farm organizations were important to Bud, having served as an FFA leader, 4-H leader, president of the Farm Bureau, and as a member of the Mid-AM Creamery board.
He was also an active member of St. James Lutheran Church, serving on the Board of Elementary Education, and as an elder.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Emma Dangers; two infant sisters; and four brothers, Leo Dangers, Fritz Dangers, Leonard Dangers, and Vernon Dangers.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Dangers; two daughters, Christine (Jim) Yukel and Cathy (Cory) Jones; a son, Michael (Sara) Dangers; grandchildren Samantha Cuhel (fiancé Jared Pierce), Jonathan Yukel, Andrew Jones (fiancée Sarah Sanderson), Jack Jones, Emma Dangers, Jacob Dangers, Cole Dangers and Libby Dangers; one great-grandchild, Gabriel Pierce; a sister, Marion Hewitt; sister-in-law Evelyn Dangers; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
A celebration of his life service took place Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Rev. Michael Nirva officiating. Andrew Jones led the congregation in responsively reading the Twenty-third Psalm. Nancy Butterfass served as organist with special music by Emma Dangers playing the harp. Interment was at the St. James Cemetery on Dutch Lake.
Pallbearers were Dennis Klammer, Brett Schlief, John Hewitt, Joel Hewitt, Craig Brose, and Keith Brose.
Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.