Date of BirthDecember 07, 1942

David Dan Byrne Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 07, 1942

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Date of PassingNovember 04, 2016

David Dan Byrne Obituary

from Columbia, Indiana, United States

Date of BirthDecember 07, 1942

David Dan Byrne Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 07, 1942

277 Views

Date of PassingNovember 04, 2016

David Dan Byrne Obituary

from Columbia, Indiana, United States


DAVID DAN BYRNE MUNSTER, IN David Dan Byrne, 73, from Munster, IN, passed away peacefully on November 4th after a hard fought battle with an acute illness. He is survived by many loved ones, none more so than his wife of 49 years, Ellen. David was born on December 7, 1942 in Hammond, IN. He is the son of Thalia and Johnny Byrne and the older brother to Bruce Byrne. David went to Morton High School, class of 1961. After high school, David went to Purdue, where he received his bachelor of arts in 1965. There he served as a sports editor and broadcaster, became Editor in Chief of the Exponent (Purdue University paper), was president of the Beta house, and was a member of many councils and societies. David served in Vietnam in the signal corps where he was awarded a bronze star. After returning home, David continued his work at Inland Steel and earned his law degree from John Marshall. He spent his entire career at Inland, retiring as the Senior Director of Human Resources. While David was at Inland, he remained active in the community and served as President of the Lake Area United Way. David also participated in other activities including Junior Achievement, advisor to the Munster Town board, working with Purdue athletics, and was very passionate about his Beta fraternity. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, gardening, and woodworking. David is survived by many loved ones, including his wonderful wife, Ellen Byrne; his two children: Julie (Matt) Tiedgen and Dan (Danielle) Byrne; His brother Bruce (Barbara) Byrne; and four grandchildren: Devin, Jocelyn, Emma, and Nora. He is now joining those many he cared for and loved that preceded him in dearth, including Thalia and Johnny, Vickie and Danny, and his grandson Will. We will miss him terribly, but know that he is at peace. There will be an open visitation with the family at Ridge United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 1:00- 3:30PM. It will be immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at the church for family and close friends at 3:30 PM. Ridge United Methodist Church is located at 8607 Columbia Ave, Munster IN 46321. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the United Way, Ridge United Methodist Church, or his beloved Purdue Beta house (purduebeta.com/capital-campaign/donate-now). www.burnskish.com

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