MADISON – Daniel J. Faust, age 81, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on September 3, 1939 in Mount Horeb, WI, the son of Eleanor (Adler) and Clarence (Pinney) Faust. Dan served in the Army as a Military Police Officer in Germany for 28 months, where he earned his high school diploma from East High. Upon returning home, he worked for the WI Department of Transportation as a Road Construction Engineering Technician as a surveyor/inspector. If you ever needed to know where a city was and how to get there, he was the man to ask! He retired from the DOT in 1994 after 38 years. Dan was an avid softball player, having played 20 years of fast pitch in Madison as a left-handed pitcher and 10 years of slow pitch in DeForest as a first baseman. Dan was a HUGE Wisconsin sports fan. Anything Badgers, Packers, or Brewers was his go-to! His favorite thing to do was to entertain family & friends, whether it be for special events or socializing, watching sports on television, and spending time up at the lake house, fishing, and relaxing with family. He never missed attending a baseball or football game when his grandchildren played. He was an amazing father, husband, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by many.
Among the many things we will miss about Dan, we will miss: his loving care for his family and friends; his Chewbacca imitation; his beaming smile; watching sports with him; playing Euchre in the garage together; and his infamous “Yoohoo!”.
He is survived by his children, Michael (Victoria Helvey) and Patrick (Janice); grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Alva (Hannah) Fuller, Holly Fuller, Kayla, and Kristen (Antoine) Dukes; son-in-law, Ernest Johnson; great grandchildren, Marianna Faust and Gunner DuMond. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ann Faust; daughter, Mary Katherine Johnson; stepfather, Gale “Red” Holcomb; and his brother Richard “Dick”.
A private family service will be held with an additional Celebration of Life that will be held later in the summer. We are providing a livestream of Dan’s funeral service so that friends and family may still be present. Please go to the Ryan Funeral Home Website for instructions.
A special thank you to Meriter Hospital and Agrace for the care they provided Dad in his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agrace Hospice in Dan’s name.
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2418 N. Sherman Avenue
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