Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Wayne (Rudy) Danner
Service: December 31, 2015
Wayne (Rudy) Danner
Wayne (Rudy) Danner, age 82, of Watertown, found peace in the early morning December 27, 2015, to be reunited with his sons, Bob and Dan.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Douglas Carter officiating. Visitation will take place at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia with Military Graveside Rites conducted by Watertown American Legion Post #189. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Rudy is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, who was also his high school sweetheart, RaeAnn (nee Richart) Danner. He is also survived by three sons, Michael (Kathie); Steven (Kris); Patrick (Terri); eight grandchildren: Jennifer, Jason, Christopher, Jesse, Kate Lyn, John, Jacob and Dominic; five great-grandchildren: one step grandchild as well as nine step great grandchildren.
Rudy is the last member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his father John, and mother Phyllis; sisters: Florella, Lorraine and Virginia; brothers, John and Earl; father-in-law, Raymond and mother-in-law Gertrude Richart and other family members.
Wayne Rudy Danner was born on September 1, 1933, the son of John and Phyllis (nee Kelm) Danner. He attended St. John’s Lutheran school was a graduate of Watertown High School. He received a Presidential Appointment to the Naval Academy, though he did not attend, Rudy served four years in the U.S. Navy most of which was at Patuxent River Air Test Center in Maryland. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Rudy worked for many years in the shoe manufacturing business, finishing his employment at Silgan Container in Oconomowoc. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown and president of PTL. Rudy loved music and enjoyed playing and teaching drums. He enjoyed playing a game of sheepshead any chance he got but Rudy’s greatest love was the time he got to spend with his family.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Rainbow Hospice and the Pastors at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

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