Robert Danner Obituary

Robert  Ellsworth Danner
Robert Ellsworth Danner

March 22, 1955 - August 28, 2021
Born in Fairmont, MN
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Funeral services for Robert (Bob) Danner, 66, of Des Moines, IA, will be Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Des Moines, IA. Burial will follow at Iowa Veteran's Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home and continue one hour prior to the time of service. Attendees are welcome/encouraged to wear military attire and/or red, white & blue. Live stream will be available at Bob’s obituary at

A Celebration of Life is planned in Fairmont, MN at a later date.

Robert (Bob) Ellsworth Danner was born March 22, 1955 in Fairmont, MN to Arthur Aloysius and Dorothy Annabele (Korlin). The family moved to Truman, MN when he was 3 years old. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Truman, MN. He obtained his GED from Fairmont. He enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard November 27, 1973 and retired November 26, 1994.

On February 14, 1975, Bob was united in marriage to Connie Sue Myking at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fairmont, MN. Bob and Connie lived in Fairmont, MN and East Chain, MN before moving to Des Moines in 1998. Bob drove truck for Mallon's Egg Company and then worked for East Chain School before moving to Iowa. His employment continued for Don Stackhouse, Hubbell Homes, Millard Construction, Kum & Go and Swift Resolution.

Bob enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking, playing cards and spending time with family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Connie Danner; daughter, Rhonda (Randall) Hines of Fairmont, MN; son, Travis Danner (fiancé Lyn Snyder) of Burlington, CO; brothers Duane (Martha) Danner of Peoria, AZ; Fred (Betty) Danner of Estherville, IA; sister, Terri Ehlert of Welcome, MN. Grandchildren Jazmin Danner; Calista Hines (Bre Le); Scott (Felisha) Hines; Colton Hines; Miranda (Colton) Watts; and Mikenna Mari. Sister-in-law Deb (Jerry) Mosloski and many, many special nieces, nephews and friends. Special friend Ron (Pat) Lutz.

He was preceded in death by his parents (Arthur & Dorothy Danner), grandparents, parents-in-law (Norman & Doris Myking), sister (JoAnn Stewart); brother-in-law, sister-in-law and nephew (Jeff Stewart).

Memorials to American Kidney Fund or American Heart Association are appreciated.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, September 2, 2021
11:00 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, September 2, 2021
12:30 PM


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.
American Kidney Foundation
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814