DANNY STEPHEN BUCKWALTERDanny S. Buckwalter, 56, of Two Harbors, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at his home.
Danny S. Buckwalter, 56, of Two Harbors, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at his home.
He was born Aug. 11, 1953 to Daniel and Christine (Powell) Buckwalter in Rock Island,Ill. Danny grew up in New Boston, and Milan, Ill. and graduated from Sherrard High School in 1972.
In 1976, he married Patti Goette in Milan and they were married for 28 years. Danny worked for John Deere in East Moline for a number of years. He moved to Finland in 1978 and later lived in Silver Bay while working for Reserve Mining. Danny then worked for North Star Steel in the Twin Cities area while living in Ellsworth, Wis. He moved to Two Harbors in 1987 and worked construction for Local Laborer’s Union 1019.
Danny was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and raced motorcross. He was an Iowa Motorcross State Champion for two years running. Danny enjoyed hunting, fishing, smoking fish, camping and spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Daniel. Danny is survived by his daughters, Hilary of Duluth, and Rhiannon of Two Harbors; son, Beau of Two Harbors; mother Christine of Milan, Ill., brothers Gary (Patty), Greg, and Larry, all of Rock Island, Ill.; sister, Jill Miller of Tuscon, Ariz.; ex-wife, Patti Goette of Two Harbors; and many nieces, nephews, cousin, and friends.
Memorial visitation will was held Wednesday at Cavallin Funeral Home in Two Harbors. A memorial service is pending for Saturday, Oct. 24, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home in Milan. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to donors’ choice.