In Memory of Daniel Towns

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Daniel Keith Towns passed away on April 30, 2018 at the age of 66 at his home in Hudson, Wisconsin. Dan was born in 1952 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and was a graduate of Cornell High School. He went on to carpentry school and had a successful career advancing to Superintendent on many statewide projects such as the St. Croix Valley YMCA and the Jim Falls Dam. He ultimately retired from Madsen Johnson Corporation as General Foreman where he was responsible for many industrial sites and water treatment projects throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Dan enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing trips in Canada, hunting, boating and water skiing, and spending time at his parent's place on the Chippewa River. Sitting around the campfire with his beloved family was truly his favorite! Besides his love for fishing and the great outdoors, Dan was also an avid bowler, played the trumpet, loved to shoot pool, and travel the country. Dan's adventures took him on many motorcycle trips around the United States including one with his family to Alaska.

In 1995 Dan met the love of his life, Linda Bubnash. The adventures continued when they embarked on a whirlwind trip across the western states with stops in Montana, California and finally Reno, Nevada where they were married on New Year's Eve. Dan and Linda settled in Hudson, Wi and, together, built their dream home. They continued their travels to destinations such as Mexico, Florida and Hawaii and, of course, the yearly reunions on the Chippewa. Dan was adored by his nieces and nephews. His nickname was "Dan the Man" which always made him smile. 'Uncle Dan' was a gifted story-teller and holidays were filled with tales of his many escapades that the kids loved. From water sports, fishing, billiards, yearly trips to the State Fair, campfires, sleepovers, etc. Dan and Linda doted on their nieces and nephews like no other.

Dan is survived by his father, Martin Towns (92), and mother, Thelma (Arneson) Towns (91); wife, Linda [Bubnash] of 23 years; sister, Susan (Towns) LeCleir (Richard) of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and sister, Sherri (Towns) Davis (Rick) of Hobe Sound, Florida; brother, David Towns of Stuart, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dan was the kind of person that would help anyone out that needed it. His heart was golden! He was very close to his family and will be truly missed by his wife, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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  1. This is a tribute to Dan the man. I remember when I was a little kid I used to hide behind his lazyboy chair and kick it repeatedly. He never minded much. One of the best memories from my childhood was when he and auntie linda took me to the MN state fair and he played billiards to win me a giant stuffed Clifford the red dog. I didn’t know he was so good at shooting pool. On the car ride home I still remember holding it out the window and shaking it to distract other drivers and he and Linda were laughing histeterichally as other drivers honked at us. You will be missed. Rest In Peace uncle Dan.

  2. To my sister Linda and to Dan’s parents and siblings: Dan’s passing is heart-felt. Hang in there. Dan obviously worked hard all of his life and lived life to the fullest! I will always continue to admire him for that. What a nice picture of Dan the Man and what a nice obituary!
    -Rick Bubnash, Great Falls, Montana

  3. Uncle Dan, I still can’t believe you’re no longer with us. Ever since you came into our lives as kids there has never been a dull moment. I am truly going to miss your crazy stories at holiday dinners, our trips to the state fair, and your never-ending joy for life. Thank you for patiently teaching me to knee-board, how to properly roast a hot dog on a campfire, and to never be afraid to take risks in life. We all miss you, and I hope you are still riding around on your Harley up there. ❤️

  4. I will never forget my dearest Uncle Ol’ Blue Eyes. You have never seen such crystal blues with a smile that lights up the room. When Uncle Dan was around, he always put me at ease with his endearing laugh and calm nature. My favorite part of our family holidays was listening to Uncle Dan’s stories; he was an old-school, straight-shooter who always “tells it like it is”. His genuine, honest spirit I will forever admire. A humble, hard-working man, Dan had many hidden talents and life wisdom. He would reminiscence about his childhood days when he became a smashingly successful trumpet player. Uncle Dan even played in a band with the great Miles Davis. Anytime I hear a trumpet play, I think of my Uncle Dan and his passion for life and music. Like me, Uncle Dan longed to live on a beach. I know he is finally on his beach now looking down on us; he will forever be missed.