He was born on April 6, 1941, to Joseph and Edith (Ross) Rife in Greenfield, Ind. He was a lifetime residence of Warsaw. On Oct. 16, 1998, he married Judy Hohman in Warsaw.
Dan started with the Warsaw Fire Department in 1967 and retired in 1998. Dan held numerous positions with the department from driver, firefighter, Captain and Assistant Chief. He was the owner of Rife Electric until 1977. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge both of Warsaw and The Sons of the American Legion Post 253, North Webster, Ind. Dan loved his little red truck and his dog.
Dan is survived by his wife: Judy Rife, Warsaw; daughters: Angie (Doug) Reed, Leesburg, Ind.; Jodie Yeazel and Kelly Jefferson, both of Warsaw; Angie Alexander, North Manchester; Kimberly Minear, Florida; Paula (Terry) Wood and Sherri (Shawn) Bradford, all of Warsaw; a son: Micheal (Christy) Summers, Warsaw; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a celebration of Dan’s life at the Warsaw Fireman’s Building from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 1013 E. Arthur St. on Pike Lake, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions are to Jerry Wise Memorial Fund, 2204 E. Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, is in charge of arrangements.