Daniel Lee “Danny” Shoemaker, 70, Roann, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, after a short illness.
He was born Sept. 7, 1948, in Union City, to James Daniel and Mary Louise (Ault) Shoemaker.
He attended Northfield High School and worked at Workshop Enterprises and then ARC of Wabash County for over 50 years. He was a proud member of the Roann Lions Club, an avid fan of the Roann Festival, and had a love of John Deere tractors, especially his restored JD 50 that was given to him by his Uncle Charlie that was bought by his Grandpa Ted. He was a determined fellow and overcame a lot of challenges. In his younger years, you would find him at his uncle’s and his neighbors, driving tractor, helping bale, whatever they needed. Later years, you would find him spending time in his barn or man cave, watching TV, listening to music and helping the Roann Lions Club however he could.
He is survived by his mother: Mary Louise Shoemaker, Roann; brother: Tim (Katrina) Shoemaker, North Manchester; nephews and nieces: Erica (Kurt) Snyder, Roann; Marx (Christina Baucco) Shoemaker, Indianapolis; Kody Shoemaker, Huntington; Baylee Shoemaker, North Manchester; and great nephews and nieces: Nick Cole, Avery and Asia Snyder, and Arthur Shoemaker.
He was preceded in death by his father: James Daniel Shoemaker, who died April 5, 1986.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann, with neighbor and friend, Gary Dawson, officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Roann Lions Club or the Roann Fire Department.