Daniel D. Sargent, age 73 of Delavan, Wi., left his life on Earth Saturday March 9, 2013 at Ridgestone Village in Delavan, Wi. after fighting years of Dementia. His life began on February 16, 1940 at his home in Delavan. He was the son of William and Blanche (Chamberlain) Sargent. He was in the first class of Delavan-Darien High school, where he ran track and played football. He married his high school sweetheart, Catherine (Kay) Bamford on February 22, 1958 in Delavan and they just recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. Dan worked at Sta-Rite Industries for 39 years and Generac Systems for 4 years, primarily as a Manufacturing Supervisor. Dan served his community in his early years as a member of the Delavan Township Fire and Rescue Squad, First Aid Instructor, Civil Defense Unit and baseball coach. While at Sta-Rite, he was on the Board of Directors Credit Union, President of the 5 Year Club, Quarter Century Club and the Golf League.
He Loved his basement filled with Packer pictures, hats and other memorabilia, complemented with NASCAR and Badger collections. He enjoyed over 40 years of golfing and hunting. Who couldn't forget his abundant hat and T-shirt collections and for those who knew him, knew he was never without a joke, story or prank. His dream job came after retirement when he worked as a ranger at Delbrook Golf Course.
He is survived by his wife, and four great children and their spouses. Kelly (Dwayne) Binstock of Elkhorn, Valerie (Joe) Eagan of Janesville, Pamela (Robert) Ausen of Janesville, Daniel (Jackie) Sargent of Delavan. Seven wonderful grandchildren; Steven (Angie) Binstock, Jennifer (Matt) Klopfer, Aaron (Ashley) Ausen, Richard and Tyler Parks, Craig and Kyle Ausen. Nine adorable great-grandchildren; Emily, Anna, Taylor, Patrick, Dylan, Madeline, Van, Brady and Caleb. Also two sisters; Beverly (Oscar) Karcher and Patricia (Jim) Quinn. Sister-in-law, Betty (Robin) Sargent and sister-in-law, Sue (Wayne) Holden. Several cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Robin.
Dan's wishes were to have a celebration of remembrance and reminiscing. That will be held April 7, 2013, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Greenies, Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan He also wished his brain be donated to science. Memorials may be made to A Day In Time in Lake Geneva or Delbrook Beautification Program in Delavan. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, Wi. is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com
Always remember you were BRAVER than you believed, STRONGER than you seemed, SMARTER than you thought and LOVED more than you knew.