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Daniel  Louis "Dan" Wolney

Daniel Louis "Dan" Wolney
  • December 31, 1946 - September 20, 2020
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“I am sorry that I couldn't make any of the services Mary. I have been keeping you, Dan, and all the family in my prayers. Loved seeing you guys at...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jerome Grumeretz - saline, MI

“A great picture of Dan...that Wolney face is shining through! My heart goes out to all my Wolney friends. Love, Lorainec5M2F ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Loraine Cowe - Richland, MI

“There are no words adequate to express my sympathy for your unthinkable, unbearable loss, Mary, your WONDERFUL children, grandchildren, and all of...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Federico - Port St. Lucie, FL

“Dan was a wonderful coworker! Always smiling and friendly to everyone. Always kind to us and enjoyed his personality. You couldn't ask for a...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Amy & Harry Dougherty - MI

“I will always remember Dan as a kind and understanding person. He was a close friend of my brother and often at my parents home when I was just the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Charles Snyder Snyder - Athens, MI

“The fond memories after our first meeting as freshmen at Lakeveiw High schoolare many and still fresh to this day the times we spent the wee hours of...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Gerard Snyder - Athens, MI

“A wonderful man always with a smile. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Ahearn - Battle creek, MI

“My grandpa was an amazing man, everyone who met him loved him. He always had kind words to share with everyone. He's loved and missed dearly. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Amber LaPorte - Battle Creek, MI

“Your dad was a very special person . Loved talking to him and seeing walking the dogs . He always had a smile for everyone . He's going to be greatly...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Dawn mike Lewis - Battle Creek, MI

“you was a great man and grandpa you will be missed and you was loved by so many ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Savannah Sizemore - London, KY

“after H.S. we had a lot of fun there were 4 of us we just had fun dan was one of the best people you could ever want as a friend although we lost...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: jim "smokey" WARD - BATTLE CREEK, MI

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Daniel Louis "Dan" Wolney, 73 of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 20, 2020.

Dan was born December 31, 1946 in Battle Creek the son of Raymond Joseph and Dorothy Eva (Mezak) Wolney. He attended St. Joseph Elementary and was a 1965 graduate of Lakeview High School. Dan was drafted in 1967 and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was employed at Michigan Carton Company for nine years. Dan was employed at the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dietetic Food Services from 1975 until retiring April 2, 2004.

Daniel Louis Wolney and Mary Margaret Moran were united in marriage on July 6, 1974 at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary; children, Christopher Joseph Wolney of Potomac Falls, VA, Kathleen "Katie" Plummer of Sherman, TX, Kelly (Rodger) LaPorte of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Lindsay Plummer, Gavrijela "Gavy" Plummer, Jaydon Plummer, Joleana LaPorte, Amber LaPorte; numerous step-grandchildren and their families; and his siblings Ronald Wolney of Battle Creek, Linda Federico, West Palm Beach, FL, Sharon Wolney of Battle Creek, Judi Wolney of Detroit, Raymond Wolney of Battle Creek. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Patricia, Jeanette, Joanne, Mary Anne, Joseph and Casey.

Dan was a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church and VFW 565. He was a former member of the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus and worked on SuperFest for years. His favorite pastimes were weight-lifting, writing sci-fi, western and super hero stories and solving word search puzzles. Dan also served as an Assistant Boy Scout Master to Chuck Swain in his Troop in Urbandale. He loved camping for the week at the Calhoun County Fair and watching his grandchildren compete in 4-H competition, the Mini Winnie 4-H Club, and as they competed on the Pennfield Equestrian Team. He loved animals, especially his dogs and rabbits, and walking with them for hours. His vegetable garden provided prize winning vegetables at the county fair. Dan will be remembered as an unconditionally loving and nurturing father, grandfather, brother, friend, extended family member and animal caregiver, who had a positive energy that he impressed upon anyone he knew.

Friends will be received 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00– 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be officiated by Fr. Raj J. Nathan 12:00 noon Monday, September 28, 2020 at the funeral home. Military honors and interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

The service will be live-streamed and may be viewed by visiting: or the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care Facebook Page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan 2500 Watkins Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49015 or to the American Heart Association. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at