Michael James Danna

December 11, 1949, February 16, 2019

Michael Danna

Michael James Danna, 69, of Labelle, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 with his family by his side.  He was born on December 11, 1949 in Beaumont, Texas to Frank and Gertrude Danna.

Michael was a United States Army veteran, having served his country honorably during the Vietnam War, a member of a mine detector and road repair unit of Company B, 27th Engineer Battalion. Returning home, he worked at Schlesinger nursing home before employment with Southern Pacific Railroad on July 8, 1977 as a switchman.  He continued to work for the railroad merging with Union Pacific Railroad until retiring 32 ½ years later on February 1, 2010.

Michael was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener, mechanic, and proud father to his two daughters.  He enjoyed spending time at the beach, working in the garden, and his shop. Michael loved to work on machinery. He was the neighborhood handyman; there was nothing he could not fix.  He loved playing his oldies music in the game room as he danced around the pool table.  Michael enjoyed having family and friends to numerous Bar-B-Que’s at his home.  He will be remembered as a wonderful father, beloved husband, adoring grandfather, and loyal friend.

Survivors include his wife of thirty- four years, Rene Carol Danna; children Angela Michelle Danna and husband Ryan Lee Johnson of Illinois; Alyssa Michelle Danna and her fiancé, Lee Peterson of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Destiny, Austyn, and Danica; brother, Frank P. Danna III, and his wife, Glenda of Lufkin; brother, Milton Danna and his wife, Cinda of Jasper; brother, John Danna and his wife Connie of Kountze; sister, Clara Downs and her husband, Brad  of Vidor; brother, Carmello Danna and his wife, Geneva of Lumberton; and brother, Carlo Danna of Bridge City.  Numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving and caring family members and faithful friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Danna.

A gathering of Mr. Danna’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019, with his memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Texas Food Bank, 3845 South MLK Parkway, Beaumont, Texas 77705 or to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, 2914 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, February 21, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Comments (2)

  • Ruth Sonnier

    20 February 2019 at 02:54 | #

    Rene and Alyssa, I’m so sorry for your loss. My husband and I have been praying for all of you and we will continue doing so.

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  • Cathy Danna Cordes

    19 February 2019 at 12:57 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Mike's passing. I have fond memories of him and his corvette when we were staying at Grandma's in Beaumont. He sure loved that car. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

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