September 9, 1929 – December 27, 2020
ELKHART- Danny Dygert, 91, of Elkhart, died Sunday December 27, 2020 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born September 9, 1929 in Elkhart to Ralph H. and Helen Dygert.
On December 29, 1951 he married Betty Joan Wilkinson. She preceded him in death on November 7, 2010 in Elkhart. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Jack Dygert and Jim Dygert. Surviving are 2 daughters, Deb (David) Herrli of Union, MI and Julie (David) Frey of Middlebury, IN. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Jonathan (Tasha) Harmon, Ashley (Marty) Moyer, Stephanie (Clayton) Shanholt, Anne Frey, and Jessica Frey; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandson and a brother Dave (Phyllis) Dygert of Elkhart.
Danny was a US Navy veteran serving from 1948 till 1952. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, a member of the American Legion, a member of the Tin Can Sailors Group and played golf in the Senior League at Old Orchard Golf Course in Elkhart. He also enjoyed landscaping, golfing, boating and just being on the lake. Danny was the owner of Dygert Trim & Glass from 1966 – 1989.
In keeping with his wishes cremation will take place. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with his care. Memorial contributions may be given to The Center for Hospice Care.
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