John David Danz

August 10, 1933 - September 20, 2020

John David Danz, 87, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of Bloomington, MN, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Cape Coral.  He was born August 10, 1933 in St. Paul, MN. Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Paul and Marguerite Danz; and also by his wife, Ann L. Danz in 2002.

John was a graduate from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  He then went on to work in the Engineering Department for the City of Edina as a land surveyor for over 30 years.  He will always be remembered as an avid boater and an outdoorsman.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Cathy Kenney (David) of Shakopee, MN; his best friend, Merlin the cat; devoted and loving friends, Brian Hoffman and Julie Nelson, both of Cape Coral; other children, Debra Miller of White Bear Lake, MN, Jennifer Frana (Joe) of MO, and John Miller of MO. 

Memorial Services will be held in MN and FL at a later date. Details to be announced via

Please make any Memorial Contributions in memory of John David Danz to the charity of your choice.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Karen Paskett Sep 22, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Cathy & Dave he was the best!
    I will never forget the first time I meet
    John-O. I’m so sorry for your loss ❤
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Barb Knight Sep 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Cathy & Dave, am so sorry to hear about John. His smile, laugh and great story telling will be greatly missed. Will be thinking about you all during this time.

  3. Jean Atherton Holland Sep 22, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    May Jesus bring you Grace and Peace during this difficult time of loss. Jesus and Ann may have him in their arms but we have him in our hearts. Huge hugs Cat & Dave!

  4. Jodi Bovy Sep 22, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Goodness I don’t know where to start with how much of a wonderful person Mr. Danz was…he probably wish me to think of John…Cathy`s cool Dad. He was so nice and took my silly stupid actions with humor. Those great times is how I`m going to remember him and I hope others will too. Take care Cathy and Dave love you very much!

  5. Gary Kresge Sep 24, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    So enjoyed his friendship. Seems like yesterday we celebrated John’s 80th. Such a big hello Everytime he saw us. I’ll miss him so much

  6. Emilio Fedeli Sep 27, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Met John & Ann at Duke’s bar in Mendota, MN. What a guy what a wonderful couple. Spent too much of my youth at Duke’s but always enjoyed talking with John. I retain many fond memories of my visits with John. Football boards during the Fall season and card games in the end booth. My sincere condolences.

  7. Mary Sep 28, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I met John at Anthony’s. He was such a nice man, always upbeat and smiling. I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs

  8. Lauri King Sep 29, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Your dad is someone I remember from the marina in Hastings. He had such a presence about him. He was captivating. So sorry for your loss.

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