Danny Edward “Dan” Garren, 77 of Taylorville, passed away at 2:10p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023, surrounded by his family in his home. He was born on August 22, 1945 in Decatur, the son of Elmer and Mary Irene (Stark) Garren. He married Mildred I. Fishburn on August 31, 1979 in Taylorville. Dan owned and operated CYDE Enterprises in Taylorville for over 40 years, and for over 20 years served as a roofing consultant throughout the U.S. for Coca-Cola Enterprises. He was a member of Mound Lodge #122 A.F. & A.M. in Taylorville, Ansar Shrine, and Royal Order of Jesters, Court 20 in Springfield. Dan loved to golf and spend time boating, especially at Lake of the Ozarks. He enjoyed spending time with his friends over a cup of coffee in the morning or a cold beer on Tuesday nights with his buddies. More than anything, Dan loved his family, and in the words of one of his favorite singers, Frank Sinatra, Dan’s life can be summed up by saying, “I did it my way”.
He is survived by his wife: Millie Garren of Taylorville; children: Duane Garren of Taylorville, Seth Garren (Emilie) of Taylorville, and Nick Garren (Shanda) of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren: Jessica Hogge, Olivia Garren, and Ava Garren; great granddaughter: Anna Hogge; and siblings: Jeanie Pruett of Summerville, and Randy Garren (Pat) of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter: Breanna Hogge; and brothers: Ricky Garren and Norman Garren.
Dan will be cremated, and his family will host a celebration of his life on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4 until 7p.m. at Lakeshore Golf Course in Taylorville. Those attending are encouraged to wear casual or golf attire. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Dan, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.