Danny Grover McKinley (Dan) passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Gundersen Health System after a courageous and hard-fought battle of esophageal and bone cancer; he was surrounded by his loving family.
Dan was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt, fish, collect morels and agates. He spent most of his time outdoors gardening or on the Mississippi River with his girls. He enjoyed cooking and grilling and had a passion to read about history. Dan was a fanatic Viking fan and taught us to love our colors. Dan always had a positive outlook on life and was gifted in being able to see the good in people; he could always find a friend in anyone.
Dan was a longtime resident of Rollingstone, Minn., born in 1953 in Vinton IA to Bernie and Dorthy McKinley. Dan was a graduate of Rosemount High School in 1972 and graduated from Winona State University.
Dan was a family man and is loved by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Michelle and Cassie’ and two granddogs, Harris and best friend Mowgli.
Dan is survived by his mother, Dorthy McKinley, of Waterlou, Iowa; one brother, Skip (Dema) McKinley; two sisters, Kathy (Dave) Merry and Beth (Scott) Hottle, of Waterlou, Iowa; one sister, Becky (Phil) Smith, of Hazel Green, Wis.; and a large extended family. He was proceeded in death by his father, Bernie McKinley, of Waterlou, Iowa.
Please join us in a celebration of life for Dan on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Winona Athletic Club from 4-8 p.m. Please wear your team colors.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to family for a wildlife conservation donation.