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“I am so sorry for the loss of Dan. He was a good friend and a very nice man. Errol miss him. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: CINDY stone - sterling, IL

“Condolence on the passing of your loved one. Dan will be missed with his generous smile.With God blessing, Pam Wolf n Jonesy ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Pam Wolf - Sterling, IL

“Dan was a good man and a good friend. Will miss you very much. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Cindy Stone - sterling, IL


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Daniel J. Henson, 71 of Sterling died Friday April 20, 2018 at his home following an illness.

He was born on April 29, 1946 in Sterling, the son of Donald and Florence (Marcrum) Henson. He married Linda Smith. He later married Clarise K. Hunsberger on May 28, 1988. Dan served in the US Army for over 21 years retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. Dan then went to work at Frantz Bearing Division in Sterling as a setup man retiring after 20 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Clarise; sons: Aaron of Sterling, Matthew of St Louis, MO, Michael (Julie) of Nelson and Brandon (Kaylyn Anger) of Sterling; his three grandchildren: Jeremy, Lauren and Theodore; his sisters: Wanda Richards of Chesapeake, VA, Nonnie Bell of Sterling and Fay Moreland of Vandalia, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: James, Charles and Leslie; one sister Brenda DeAnn Williams; and a son Steven Henson.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 10 – 11 followed by a memorial service at 11 AM at the First Christian Church in Sterling. Military honors will conclude the services outside of the church. Arrangements completed by the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials to the Disable American Veterans.