In memory of

Danny Rench

July 11, 1945 - March 14, 2020
From: Milbank, SD | Originally: Lytton, IA
Danny Rench

Danny Rench

Born: July 11, 1945
Died: March 14, 2020
Age: 74
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   Danny L. Rench, age 74 of Milbank, SD passed peacefully on March 14, 2020, surrounded by family.

   Danny was born on July 11, 1945, to DeLoss “Choppy” and Melvina (Knox) Rench in Sac City, IA. Danny attended Sac City schools. After high school, he worked for Wunder Tire in Storm Lake before starting at Nobles Manufacturing. After its closing, he worked several years at Proliant in Lytton, IA, followed by Farmer’s Coop in Lytton as a feed truck driver until his retirement.  Danny was also a proud member of the Lytton Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. 

   Danny was united in marriage to Pat (Pitts) on Dec 1, 1973, and was blessed with one daughter, Dena. After retirement, Danny and Pat moved to Milbank, SD to be closer to their grandchildren, although Danny liked returning to Iowa to visit his family and friends. 

   Danny was an avid card player especially Cribbage. Some of his favorite pastimes included watching Western shows and especially enjoyed spending time with his 3 granddaughters.

   Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Pat of Milbank, SD; daughter Dena (Mark) Van Lith, Milbank, SD; granddaughters: Mia, Marnie, and Macie Van Lith; siblings: Jane Bennett, Sac City, IA; Jerry (Linda) Rench, Palestine, TX; Tom (Jen) Rench, La Vista, NE; Kathy Martin, Sac City, IA; Marilyn Geery, Sac City, IA; and Donnie (Joni) Rench, Norwalk, IA; sisters-in-law: Marilyn Rench, Thorton, CO and Barb Rench, Sac City, IA; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

   Danny is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: DeLoss and William “Bill” Rench and nephew Jacob Rench.


Tribute Video
2:00 P.M. Live Stream Service
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Private Family Services Only
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Deacon Butch Stone
St. Lawrence Cemetery
Milbank, South Dakota


Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM
“Pat and family,
I have fond moment memories of Danny making comments of my family … and glad to meet another member. Prayers and hugs with you all.

Erin McCullough ”
- Erin McCullough
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:44 PM
“Danny was a card, you always had to be alert and attentive. enjoyed our interactions. Offering a couple of Masses for him at St. Mary's in Sac City.”
- Gene Wassom
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:57 PM
“Pat & Dena-. So sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I have known Danny for 40 plus years and , oh the stories one could tell!! I think the last time I spoke to him was just before you moved to Milbank, he was playing cribbage, go figure! To say Danny was special- in his own way- is an understatement! Prayers to you all during this difficult time .
Dennis Mason”
- Dennis Mason
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:57 PM
“So sorry for your loss ”
- Judy Doyle Graham
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:57 PM
“Danny was always good friend rest in peace old brother.
Many years of good times. ”
- Gary vreeland
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:57 PM
“RIP Danny. Seems like yesterday we were walking the halls of good old SCHS and wanting out of there. Happy to see you had a nice life and family. Next time I peg a hand I will thnk of you. Ah, that was a 28 hand, right?
- Richard Freese
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:57 PM
“Pat and family you have our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed Danny most likely he had a tail to spin, and we always knew when had stopped there was a bag of asparagus on the door. He will surely be missed.”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:37 PM
“I didn't know Danny well, but remember him and his friends laughing and joking around at their school lunchroom table. They kept the whole place lively, and it seems like he always had a smile on his face. I am sorry to learn of his passing.”
- Susan (Welch) Jarnagin
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:37 PM
“Dear Pat, Dena, and Family,
My sincerest condolences to all of you. I remember many good laughs with Danny and him seeing me as an “alright kid”. LOL. I know he will be missed and he loved you both so much. May you be comforted thinking of the many laughs he provided to those around him. Thinking of you all!
Jeff Murphy”
- Jeff Murphy
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:17 AM
“Dan I can remember when u would haul feed from sac city feed mill and u always had a big smile on ur face may u Rest In Peace ol buddy Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:17 AM
“Pat & Dena, we are so sad to hear of Danny’s death! Sending love & prayers for all your family.”
- Bill & Fran Lawson
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:17 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with Danny. He was a lot of fun!”
- Janet (Chapman) Sweeney
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:23 PM
“My thoughts and prayers to whole family”
- Debbie Lynch
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:23 PM
“Sorry for your loss, knew Danny from school, always got along with him.”
- Tug Just
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:24 AM
“Our deepest sympathies! So very sorry for your loss! He was a special guy, and will be missed!”
- Martin & Sharon (Zimmerman) Pearson
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