Daniel L. Renner, 68, devoted husband and father, went to his eternal home on June 7, 2017. He was surrounded in death as in life by his loving family.
Preceded in death by his parents, Pete Renner and Cora Renner Chavez, and his father-in-law, George Chavez.
Dan is survived by his devoted wife, Lorraine, children; Alicia (Jason), Jorden (April), Nathan (Leanna) & Danylle. Grandchildren; Isabella, Tyler, Grace & Leo. Also left to cherish his memory is his sister, Barbara (Roger) Zebill and his brother Jerry (Bernice) Renner. His maternal Uncle and Aunt Art (Magdelena) Aleman, Las Cruces, New Mexico and Aunt Lucy Aleman; Dallas, Texas. Dan was extremely fond of his in-laws; mother-in-law, Beatrice Chavez, brothers-in-law; Donald Chavez, Jack (Emily) Chavez, and sister-in-law Elaine (Lina) Helm.
Dan was a special uncle to Corrie (Adam) Westwood; Missy (Stu) Robinson; Felicia Armstrong; and Andrea (David) Valero and their loving families. Dan is also survived by several cousins and numerous friends. Still waiting by the door for his special master is his loving Packer buddy, Pepe.
Dan was born January 18, 1949 in Sydney, Nebraska. At an early age the family moved to Trinidad. He attended area schools and was a proud graduate of THS class of ’67. His love for sports was evident as he participated in all sports since Junior High earning varsity letters in baseball and basketball in high school.
After earning an AA degree in Law Enforcement, Dan chose to wear the uniform of his country and joined the United States Navy earning the National Defense Service Medal, VietNam Service Medal with two bronze stars, VietNam Campaign Medal with device, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Dan was honorably discharged in 1974.
Dan always took care of his family working for CF&I, Raton Basin Coal Company, Chevron Mining, Felix Chavez, The Gold Rush in Cripple Creek, Huerfano County Correctional Facility, COG and Las Animas County Rehab Center. Of all his jobs he was proudest of being a coal miner and was a strong advocate of the UMWA.
Dan loved to be outdoors and his special activity with daughter Danylle was going out for breakfast. He loved watching his granddaughter Isabella do her magic on the volleyball court and he loved “face time” with grandson Leo. Anyone who knew Dan knew of his dedication and support of his beloved Green Bay Packers. He now has a front row seat at Lambeau Field. His love for his family is a memory that will never be forgotten.
Visitation will be Thursday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.
Funeral Services will be Friday, June 16, 2017, with Rosary at 9AM at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church.
Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Given the honor of carrying Dan to his final resting place are: Jasper Butero, Jr., Mike Martinez, Sandy Sandoval, Rich Baca, Sonny Leone and Joe (Soup) Saiz.
In loving memory, sons of Cid Tapia (Jimmy), Henry Chavez (Clint) and Fino Garcia (Jason) will be his honorary pallbearers as well as special cousins Kathy Vierra Lucero and Renee’ M. Barth.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Church Restoration Project.