Daniel Lee "Danny" Nash, 72, of Waterloo, IL, passed away into the care of the Good Lord with his family by his side, in Waterloo, IL on March 24, 2023. He was born December 2, 1950, in Red Bud, IL.
He was raised in Renault, IL all his life. On May 30th he married a childhood friend Carol (nee Schneider) Nash. His 1st job was making baby shoes at Evansville Shoe Factory in Evansville, IL. He later worked for Erdman Henke at the grain elevator in Valmeyer until a good friend Floyd Meyer got him a job with Mon Clair Grain. He worked there 40+ years including the merge with Monroe Service and with Gateway FS until he retired in 2013 after his 1st knee infection. Later he was able to help his wife manage the gift shop at Oak Hill Nursing Home putting in many hours there making sure the residents and employees had snacks. It was nothing to see him at Walmart everyday buying snacks for the gift shop. Danny was active in his church serving on the Consistory and Cemetery board. One of the most important things to Danny was being on the Valmeyer Volunteer Fire Dept. for 40+ years. During this time he was also an active first responder with the Fire Dept. He was a charter member of the Valmeyer Lions Club and a member of the St. Paul UCC Floraville Men's Club. Danny was a great father and even greater grandfather. If you couldn't find Danny he was always out playing ball somewhere with grandson Alex. A great follower of the Waterloo Razorback ball team.
In addition to his loving wife Carol of almost 53 years he is survived by his daughter Tina Danielle (Albert) Loughary, and grandson Alex Loughary, sister-in-law Barb Young (Judy Shute), Judy (Harold) Wallace, & brother-in-law Joseph Clayton (Jeanette) Schneider. Nieces and nephews Richard (Karen) Diemert, Kathy (Wally) Halloway, Debbie Diemert, Ronnie (Dena) Diemert, Donnie (Kathy) Diemert, & Pam (Doug) Dufrenne, Mike (Susan) Schneider, Dana (Maureen) Norris, Jenny (Greg) Ray, godchildren Dennis Seidel, & Dawn Walker many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. Of course we can't forget his AM coffee drinking buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert & Darlene (nee Godare) Nash, sisters Joann Harris and Ruth Mills, brother-in-law Carl Mills, and nephew and Godson Harold "JR" Wallace.
Danny loved to travel, but health put a stop to it way too soon. He was a childhood friend in the eyes of Carol, but more in his eyes. He was born and raised in Renault being very close to his buddies there. He went to the small school of Renault and then to Waterloo High School.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. John UCC - Valmeyer, IL, St. Paul UCC - Floraville, IL, Hospice of Southern Illinois, or Oak Hill
3 PM to 8 PM Monday, March 27, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Tuesday at St. John United Church of Christ
10 AM Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, IL
Pastor Steve Boorsma and Pastor Matt Friz officiating
Interment at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer, IL