Jack Dennis Danaher, 84, of Bloomington, passed away 7:28 a.m. Friday (Dec. 8, 2017) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.
Jack’s memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Father Joe Baker officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, Advocate Home Hospice or charity of the donor’s choice.
Jack was born March 12, 1933, in Carter, S.D. He was the son of Edward Joseph and Clara Sylvia Ericksen Danaher. He married Rosemary Tamborello on Aug. 14, 1993, in Leavenworth, Kan.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; his stepchildren, Sally (David) Bobier-Hymes, Placerville, Calif.; George (Jan) Bobier, Tennessee; Blake (Stacia) Sterzinger, Bloomington; and Paul (Janene) Sterzinger Tamborello, Clackamas, Ore.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren knew him as “Papa Jack.”
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters.
Jack served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972, including during the Vietnam War, as an aircraft mechanic. After serving in the military, he went to school at Northern Michigan University, graduating in 1976, with his bachelor's degree in industrial psychology. He then went to work for the Stimi Plant as a mechanic/manager and later worked as a bus driver in Lansing, Kan., retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Cursillo Movement in September 2009 and the Monday Night Bible Study Group.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of McLean County Nursing Home and Advocate BroMenn Hospice for their support and care.
Condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com.