Dan Allen “Danny” Gaw, age 67 of Gravois Mills, formerly of Vandalia passed away at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. Danny grew up in the Vandalia area and was a 1963 Van-Far High School graduate. He attended two years at the Missouri Valley College in Marshal, Mo. Danny started his own business in 1974 and was self-employed as a general contractor in the Lake Ozark area. In 2004, he retired due to health reasons but remained near the Lake of the Ozarks. He had attended the Methodist Church through the years and enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
Dan Allen was born February 1, 1945 in Louisiana, Mo. the son of Harry Ralph and Edith Lucille (Kerr) Gaw.
He married Cherlyn Rae Capp on September 3, 1966 in Hannibal, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, “Cheri,” of Gravois Mills, Mo.; one son, Chad A. and wife, Traci Gaw of Camdenton, Mo.; one daughter, Michelle D. and husband, Doug Peterson of Overland Park, Kan.; three brothers, Jim and wife, Edna Gaw of Center, Mo.; Ralph and wife, Barb Gaw of Tipton, Mo.; Bob and wife, Charlotte Gaw of Warrensburg, Mo.; two sisters, Betty and husband, William Barber of Vandalia; Carol and husband, Darrell Hogue of Columbia, Mo.; two grandchildren, Mekahla Peterson and Kendon Peterson both of Overland Park, Kan.; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joe Gaw.
Visitation was held Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 1-3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Rev. Bob Hoehn officiated and music was selected favorite songs.
Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Gaw, Ralph Gaw, Bob Gaw, William Barber and Darell Hogue.
Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.