John Daniel “Danny” Miksch

10/07/1962 — 10/10/2014

From Richland, WA | Born in Richland, WA

John Daniel “Danny” Miksch

John Daniel “Danny” Miksch was born on October 7, 1962. He was a roly poly little guy with a contagious smile.

Danny attended Hanford High School and as a young man he found himself drawn to grounds keeping on the West Richland Golf Course. He spent his entire career tending grounds of several golf courses in our community.

Life was not kind to Danny. As a little boy he deserved the kind of love that nurtures and encourages – being denied that, he worked with what he had.

His Love for animals knew no bounds – he would never pass an injured animal without stopping to render help. Cats and dogs found homes with Danny all of his life. For many years a Magpie named “Mouth” visited him, landing on his arms and shoulders and agreeing to be hand fed.

Danny is survived by his sister, Judi Nelson of West Richland; nephew, Kent Nelson of Richland; nieces: Laticia and Vanessa Miksch of Yelm; best friend, Lisa Dahl and Ron LaPlante, dedicated supporter. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Frank Miksch III.

May you now be blanketed with an indescribable love, little brother, and know a peace and joy beyond my understanding.

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  • I have thought about Danny over the years, and always wondered how he was, and always wished the best for him. We were friends at Hanford High School from 1980 until I moved to Florida in 1991. We lost touch, and I have tried to look for him from time to time, but never found him until now. So sorry I never got to see him again. He was always smiling and was like the brother I never had. I guess we will see each other on the other side.

    Theresa Miles
    November 16, 2014
  • Wishing you all the peace you searched for in life but never really found. You were such a sweet heart of a kid, kind and funny with a great smile to hide all the pain. You deserved so much better, but in the end peace is what you will have. Rest easy Danny.

    Sharon Paine
    October 19, 2014
  • Danny, it been an honor to call you my friend, find peace brother. Paul

    paul briggs
    October 15, 2014
  • I will miss you forever, Danal 🙁 We were best friends in high school and remained friends always<3 You were my "Maid of Honor" in 1985 and always known to my girls as Uncle Danny. You touched every person's life that knew you, in a very special way:)I can picture you now, whizzin' through the sky on your Moped, with an occasional stroll in Dad's Caddy:) May your precious soul be at peace, brother. I will love you, forever <3

    Jill Poe Thompson
    October 13, 2014
  • Danny was one of my first friends I made when I moved to W.Richland. He was a damn good friend too had a lot of good times fishing and hunting. And just hanging out.

    Mark Wright
    October 13, 2014
  • I was there when you were born and I was there when you began your new adventure. I know your heart, Danny. I know your gentle soul. I know your entire story. I only wish I could have filled the void you waited your whole life to have filled. I have to believe you are filled to overflowing now. You are loved little brother. Good night, Sweet Prince.

    Judi Nelson
    October 13, 2014
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