John William Danner


Mr. John William Danner, age 97, passed away on June 8, 2019. John was born on April 12, 1922, in Missouri and lived in both Atascadero and Paso Robles. He was at home with both of his daughters Joanna and Cheryl at his bedside. John was married 65 years to his wonderful wife Lucille Danner. He also has a third daughter Janet who resides in Missouri.

Mr. Danner had two sons: Steven Ray Danner and John Michael Danner. Both sons are deceased and buried along with their mother in Paso Robles. John has three grandchildren Jamie Lynn, Jerrica Christine, and John Steven — great-grandchildren Pricilla and a brand new great-granddaughter named Lucille.

John Danner served in the United States Army during World War II. John and Lucille Danner lived in Atascadero from 1943 until 1970. They owned and operated together Danner's Automotive Service alone with 24-hour towing service with the Automobile Club.

Then they decided to move to Paso Robles to buy Danner's Volkswagen Service on Spring Street. Mr. Danner became very well known as the finest Volkswagen mechanic anywhere.

In 1979, John and Lucille retired and relocated to Berry Creek — Northern California. They lived on 18 acres and had three wells and a large pond — 32 years of living an extremely happy life together and madly in love there!

Then Lucille passed away in 2011 and John came back to his original home he left 32 years ago in Paso Robles, therefore he had made the entire circle In his lifetime. What an achievement.

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