Daniel D. Sargent, Delavan, WI (1940 - 2013)
February 16, 1940 - March 9, 2013
Daniel D. Sargent, age 73, of Delavan, WI, left his life on Earth, Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Ridgestone Village, in Delavan, after fighting years of Dementia. His life began on Feb. 16, 1940, at his home in Delavan. He was the son of William and Blanche (Chamberlain) Sargent. He was in the first class of Delavan-Darien High school, where he ran track and played football. He married his high school sweetheart, Catherine (Kay) Bamford on Feb. 22, 1958, in Delavan, they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. Dan worked at Sta-Rite Industries for 39 years, and Generac Systems for four years, primarily as a Manufacturing Supervisor. Dan served his community in his early years as a member of the Delavan Township Fire and Rescue Squad, a First Aid Instructor, a Civil Defense Unit and a baseball coach. While at Sta-Rite, he was on the Board of Directors Credit Union, President of the 5 Year Club, Quarter Century Club and the Golf League. He loved his basement filled with Packer pictures, hats and other memorabilia, which complemented his NASCAR and Badger collections. He enjoyed over 40 years of golfing and hunting. Who couldn’t forget his abundant hat and T-shirt collections! For those who knew him, knew that he was never without a joke, story or prank. His dream job came after retirement when he worked as a ranger at Delbrook Golf Course.
Dan is survived by his wife; four great children and their spouses: Kelly (Dwayne) Binstock of Elkhorn, Valerie (Joe) Eagan of Janesville, Pamela (Robert) Ausen of Janesville, and Daniel (Jackie) Sargent of Delavan; seven wonderful grandchildren: Steven (Angie) Binstock, Jennifer (Matt) Klopfer, Aaron (Ashley) Ausen, Richard and Tyler Parks, Craig and Kyle Ausen; nine adorable great-grandchildren: Emily, Anna, Taylor, Patrick, Dylan, Madeline, Van, Brady and Caleb; two sisters, Beverly (Oscar) Karcher and Patricia (Jim) Quinn; sisters-in-law, Betty (Robin) Sargent and Sue (Wayne) Holden; several cousins; nieces; and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robin.
Dan’s wishes were to have a celebration of remembrance and reminiscing, which will be held on April 7, 2013, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at GREENIES, DELBROOK GOLF COURSE in Delavan. He also wished his brain be donated to science. Memorials may be made to A Day In Time in Lake Geneva or Delbrook Beautification Program in Delavan.
MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, WI, is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com
Always remember you were BRAVER than you believed, STRONGER than you seemed, SMARTER than you thought and LOVED more than you knew.