Danny Joseph Gray

Danny J. Gray, age 68 years  of Logan, Iowa passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the  CHI Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa.  Danny  was born on October 11, 1951 in Spencer, Iowa to his parents, Donald and Jackie (White) Gray. 

He attended Spencer High School and participated in Football and Wrestling throughout his high school years. After graduation from High School, he went on to Wrestle at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Science.  He taught Science and Physical Education at Pisgah High School in 1974. His career path led him to work as a longtime employee of 20 years for the Union Pacific Railroad as a welder.

Danny enjoyed hunting and while in Colorado, and one of his favorite memories, was on the hunt where he  took down a bear with his bow and arrow. He enjoyed playing cards with his buddies at Doc’s Roadhouse in Logan, Iowa. He loved the times he and his wife, Janie would go boating and camping which often took them to Okoboji and Spirit Lake.

Danny is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Janie (Burdette) Gray of Logan, Iowa; his estranged, daughter, Meagan;  his daughter, Devon; his sister, Dee and brother, Michael.

A Celebration of Life for Danny will be held beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Doc’s Roadhouse and Beaver Hut Pub in Logan, Iowa.

Burial will be at the Calhoun Cemetery,  Missouri Valley, Iowa  at a later date.

Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, Iowa ~ Randy Scott, Funeral Director


  • Gaylord W Schelling Posted January 29, 2020 5:18 am

    I attended college at Northwestern with Dan. He was a quiet friend but could also be the life of the party. He was a tough wrestler with a mind of his own. Sending my condolences to Janie, Devon and his extended family and friends. God bless you all as you struggle with this loss. Dan was a great man and a friend to all!

  • Nancy Schnorrenberg Posted January 29, 2020 11:58 am

    So sorry to hear about your brother’s passing Mike. Prayers for you and your family

  • Janet (Gray)Galm Posted January 29, 2020 12:33 pm

    So sorry to see this. Too young for this to happen my condolences to his family and friends.

  • Cathy Gray Hall Posted January 29, 2020 3:52 pm

    I’m so very sorry to learn of Danny Joe passing away. I have many fond memories of riding horses together and camping at Okoboji with our families. So sorry for your loss Mic and Dee.

  • Art Posted January 29, 2020 5:28 pm

    Im sorry for your lost God bless the family and help them to move on because Danny gray never did go he is in everybody’s heart..

  • Kirk and Cynthia Hammitt Posted January 30, 2020 8:20 am

    So very. Very sorry to hear of his passing..I’ll always remember him as a great camper.He also used to call me “Nuts” LOL He will forever be missed.

  • David Fornof Jr Posted January 30, 2020 8:26 am

    My family is sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts.

  • Mess Posted January 30, 2020 11:35 am

    Janie ,Devon your on my mind and in my prayers . I have so many memories of dan . My heart is heavy and I will miss him very much.

  • John and Leia Johnsen Posted January 30, 2020 6:29 pm

    Dear family
    Love and prayers for all. I’m sure he’s having a fun time getting caught up with his friends playing cards and making potato salad out of red potatoes. He was one of.a kind. Take care Dan

  • Keri Erixon Posted January 30, 2020 9:46 pm

    Dan was my Kindergarten PE teacher & a good friend of my dad. Spent a lot of time growing up camping & hanging out with him. Best memory…Dan chewed Red Man chewing tobacco & I asked if I could taste it once when I was in second grade, he obliged & I liked it, for Christmas he gave me a Campbell’s soup can with label removed for my “spitune” & a package of Red Man chew inside; I was still in second grade hahaha!!!! He was a good man & like a second dad growing up. Rest In Peace Dan, love you

  • Keri Erixon Posted January 30, 2020 10:56 pm

    Dan was a good friend of my dad & was my kindergarten PE teacher. I was the flower girl in his marriage to Lana & spent a lot of time with them growing up & camping. I remember Dan chewing Red Man chewing tobacco & when I was in about the 2nd grade I asked him once if I could taste it; he obliged & to the surprise of both him & my dad; I liked it lol….so for Christmas that year Dan gave me a Campbell’s soup can with label removed for my “spitiune” & a package of Red Man chew inside …ohhh the 70’s lol..Dan was a good man, made me laugh & was like a second dad growing up. May you Rest In Peace Dan, thank you for the great memories,, much love!

  • randy peebles Posted February 4, 2020 10:31 am

    So sorry to hear about Dan. My thoughts and prayers are with you jannie and devon he was quite the character and will be missed.

  • Patty Niedermyer Posted February 17, 2020 3:39 pm

    So Very Very Sorry
    Just Read Of Dan’s Passed.
    We’ve Been Out Of The Country.
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Friends.
    Love & Hugs 🤗
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer.

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