Dane Thomas Connolly

Sept. 13, 1954 — Oct. 29, 2019

Dane Thomas Connolly, 65, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on Oct. 29, in his home following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dane was born Sept. 13, 1954, to Jim and Claire Connolly in Logansport, the oldest of three children. He graduated from Winamac Community High School in 1973.

Dane found his passion in farming at a young age and had a long career as a farmer in Winamac. He later left Indiana to start D&K Roofing & Siding in the Omaha and Kansas City areas, and found great success with his new career, which he enjoyed immensely. During this time, Dane met and married his wife, Lori, and they spent 14 wonderful years together. Dane’s greatest source of pride and joy were his three daughters and 10 beautiful grandchildren.

Dane will be remembered for his quirky sense of humor, kind heart, tremendous faith and will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched. 

Dane is survived by his beloved wife Lori [Brown] Connolly; daughters: Nikki [Craig] Hurley, Amber [Jeff] Rodibaugh and Kyla [Joe] McMurray; sister Vicki [Jon] Canfield; brother-in-law Mark Sale; sisters-in-law Jill [Mark] Bjorndal and Bobbi [Bert] Johnson; brother-in-law Martin [Susan] Brown; grandchildren: Caleb, Landon, Elyse and Aliyah Hurley, Clark, Cora, Lincoln and Caroline Rodibaugh, and Elle and Emery McMurray; nephews Rob [Tammy] Canfield and Matt [Abby] Canfield; great-nephew Maddox Canfield; aunt Marilyn Hunter Cramer; and several cousins. 

Dane was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Holly Sale. 

Private family graveside services were held on Monday, Nov. 4, at Clifton Cemetery in rural Brock, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana 4-H Foundation, Agriculture Administration Building, 615 W. State St., W. Lafayette, IN 47907 (memo line: In Memory of Dane Connolly).

(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 6, 2019)

Pulaski County Journal

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