Jan. 18, 1963 – Nov. 18, 2018

Daniel “Danny” DeMars , age 53, passed away Nov. 18, 2018.

Danny was born on Jan.18, 1963 to Thomas “Tommy” and BonnieJo (Redlack) DeMars.

He was born, raised and went to school in Hawthorne. Though he moved away a couple different times, he always returned because he loved the area, the people and Hawthorne was home to him. You’d often see him riding his bike around town stopping to talk, tell a joke or try to stump someone with Jeopardy trivia. He always had a smile for everyone and tried to give them a reason to smile, too.

Danny was preceded in death by his dad, Tommy in 2003; his mom, Bonnie in 2015 and his brother, Rusty in 2014. He is survived by his brother, Tommy; sisters: Tammie (Robert) Welsh and Dianna (Michael) Reed as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

There will be a Celebration of Life service for Danny rather than a funeral. It is going to be Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church here in Hawthorne.

Danny used to say he was a better cook (and Jeopardy player) than any of us, no matter what we were cooking but he did seem to choose spaghetti when challenged to put his money where his mouth was.  Because of that, we will be having a small get together downstairs at the church for the family and Danny’s close friends, after the service at which we will have some spaghetti and share our happy memories of Danny.