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Daniel Edward Lemler
02/25/1931 — 06/23/2006
From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Daniel Edward Lemler
Daniel Edward Lemler died at home June 23, 2006. Dan was born February 25, 1931 in Grand Rapids, MN to John and Nona Lemler where he lived until 1954. In 1946 Dan met Patricia O'Bryen and they were inseparable ever since. He and Pat were married, November 29, 1952 and moved from Minnesota to Richland, WA in April 1954 with baby son, Michael. Soon daughters Cathy and Kelly followed in 1956 and 1958.
Dan worked for 35 years at Hanford for successive contractors and retired from Westinghouse Hanford in 1989 as a Material Take-off Coordinator. Dan enjoyed his many friends and associates through the years and was an active member of the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council.
Dan's greatest joy was his family. He was so proud of their many accomplishments and those of his grandchildren. He tried to attend most events and got great pleasure from watching them in their many sports and other activities. He was a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Dan was so inspirational to so many, when he wanted to get away to Las Vegas for a quiet 70th birthday; he was surprised with a 5-day event with family and friends attending from all over the country.
Dan is survived by Patricia, the love of his life for 53 years, son Michael Keyna Lemler, daughters, Catherine DeVerne Dunnum, Kelly Rick Swallow, grandchildren Dusty Chris, Aaron Crystal , Jayme Rob, Tara Kenny, Troy Marcella, Justin who shares the same birthday Laura, Tai Shain, Hayley, Brad, Michael, Autumn, Wade Merilee and 12 great-grandchildren, sisters Gladys Payment, Donna Smith, brother Russell Lemler, special friends Bette and Ron Beckman, Peg and Chuck Olson, Sue, Steve and Kellie Klover. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harold, Dail and sister Blanche.
Visitation will be held at Einans Funeral Home, Monday, June 26 and Tuesday June 27 from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Tri-City Cancer Center or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, medical staff and many others who have helped in Dan's care this past year.
Our sympathy goes out to Pat and the Lemler family. We always enjoyed having Dan and Pat as a neighbors. After they moved from our neighborhood, I would get to visit with Dan when he would come in to Rite. He was always happy and had a positive attitude. I will miss our visits.
I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.