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Daniel Walter DeThorne

September 14, 1946 — March 8, 2024


Daniel Walter DeThorne, age 77, of Waunakee passed away on March 8, 2024. He was

born on September 14, 1946 in Waukegan, IL to Raymond and Clara (Selzer)



Daniel graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1964 and from Marquette

University in 1969. It was at Marquette where he met Eileen Grosh, and they were

married on April 28, 1973. Daniel was employed at International Harvester and later at

John Deere until his retirement in 2009.


Daniel enjoyed traveling, reading, researching family history, and taking bike rides with

his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Eileen, and

his children Jeffrey (Lori) and Matthew. He was a wonderful papa to his grandchildren:

Reid, Myles, and Graham DeThorne.


In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his sister, Joanne, and

brothers Raymond (Bud) and Richard.


A private service was held by the family. Memorials may be given to the American

Cancer Society.

Please share your memories at

Winn-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service

5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee

(608) 849-4513

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