Richard Harlan Danger was born July 17, 1947 in Mora, Minn. to parents William and Violet (Westin) Danger. Dick attended Mora High School and graduated in 1965. After graduation, Dick enlisted in the United States Army where he served overseas during the Vietnam War. After his discharge from the military, Dick returned to Minnesota where he began working as an Equipment Operator for Highway Heavy and a member of the Local 49er’s Union. Dick worked for Minnesota State Curb & Gutter until he retired in 2008.
On Nov. 25, 1971, Dick was united in marriage to Barbara Johnson at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Braham. To this union, two daughters were born. Together the family lived in Minneapolis before building their family home in Ham Lake in 1979.
Dick enjoyed spending his free time at home. He liked watching the birds and battling with the squirrels. In earlier years he spent time motorcycling and ice fishing during the winter months. He was also an active member of the Ham Lake VFW. He and Barb enjoyed several trips to California to visit family. Dick will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of Ham Lake, daughters Stacie (Eric) Danger-Weston of Minneapolis, and Stephanie (Ted Sonquist) Danger of Minneapolis; grandchildren Tyler Weston, Maia Weston, Julian Danger-Sonquist, and Victor Danger-Sonquist; sister Janet (Joe) Miller of Peyton, CO; many other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service was held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of East Bethel with Pastor Dan Nordin officiating. Music was provided by Katie Kohler and Craig Clark. Military Honors were provided by The Minnesota National Guard Honor Team. Casket Bearers were Tyler Weston, Scott Johnson, Shawn Wyandt, Shane Wyandt, Robert Miller, and Rodney Miller. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.