Danny L. Gifford, 63

Danny L. Gifford, 63, LaFontaine, died at 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital. 

He was born in Anderson to Edward and Barbara Gifford.  He married Brenda Skeens on Oct. 5, 1985.  She survives.

Danny was a United States Marine Corps veteran.  He was the owner of G&G Millwright Service and worked as a millwright for 40 years.  Danny loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley.  He was a brilliant man and could do anything.  He loved carpentry and mechanical projects, and also enjoyed refinishing guns.  Danny loved his family, he made many friends, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He was a diehard Colts and IU fan.  

In addition to his wife, Danny is survived by his mother, Barbara Ellen Gifford; daughter, Danya Gifford, Marion; son, Tyler (Kim Eads) Gifford, Marion; brothers, Randy Gifford, of Alabama, Tom (Linda) Gifford, Marion; grandchildren, Madison Gifford, Gage Gifford, Kalli Gifford, Aydan Burchett; best friends, Tim Yohe, Mike Hiles; and family friends, Marge and Jackie Jones.

Danny was preceded in death by his father, Edward Lee Gifford; maternal grandparents, Bertha and Francis Nelson; paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Claude Gifford; and aunt, Helen Duncan.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N Baldwin Ave. Marion, with Pastor Tom Ballard officiating.  Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from 10:30-12:30, Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County 305 S Norton St, Marion, IN 46952. 

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Posted on 2015 Nov 24