Daniel David Dymek, 78, of Grand Island passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Bryan Health Medical Center in Lincoln.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island, with the Rev. Martin Egging officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Air Force and Grand Island United Veterans Honor Guard. Burial of ashes at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery will be at a later date.
Daniel was born Jan. 13, 1941, to Daniel and Irene (Ignowski) Dymek at Chicago, Ill. The family moved to Grand Island and he attended Grand Island Central Catholic. He graduated in 1958 and was selected to be the “King of Sports” his senior year.
He entered into the United States Air Force on Jan. 13, 1959, and he was honorably discharged on Nov. 7, 1961. After returning home he worked for Roberts Construction in several states, constructing the interstate highway system. Afterwards he came back to the Grand Island area to help run the family business, The Shamrock Restaurant and Lounge. He worked as a manager for Air Products Chemicals. Later, he worked for Island Supply Company out of Grand Island until his retirement at 75 years old.
Daniel was united in marriage to Janet Wieser on Jan. 20, 1967. To this union they had one daughter: Amanda. The couple loved to fish, golf, entertain friends and watch sports (especially the Yankees). Dan was also an avid bowler.
He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Knights of Columbus, Grand Island Vets Club, American Legion, VFW, and past member of The Platt Duetsche, Liederkranz and the Eagles Club.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jan; daughter, Amanda Bodfield; granddaughter, Cayleigh, his “ladybug”; brother, DeWayne, and wife, Rhonda Dymek; sisters-in-law, Marty Bankson and Mary and husband, Lee, Cuevas; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences and memorials may be directed to www.livson.com. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.