Danny Jerome Petz, 64, McCracken, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born April 30, 1949, in Great Bend to Donald Jerome and Dolores Priscilla (Kowalsky) Petz. He was a 1967 graduate of McCracken High School and graduated from Denver Automotive and Diesel College in 1969.

He married Patricia Ann Foos on Jan. 2, 1971, in La Crosse. He was the owner/operator of Petz Equipment and Petz Trucking and a lifetime farmer and rancher. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, McCracken, Knights of Columbus Council No. 4166, Schoenchen, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Bishop Cunningham Assembly 0282, Hays, American Legion West-Burch Kansas Post No. 59, McCracken, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9076, Hays.

Survivors include his wife, McCracken; a son, Kelly Petz and wife, Melanie, Hays; a daughter, Angie Timson and husband, Trent, McPherson; his mother, McCracken; three brothers, Darrell Petz and wife, Cynthia, Andover, Kirby Petz and wife, Joy, McCracken, and Chris Petz and wife, Cindy, Goddard; a sister, Sherry Petz, Ellis; seven grandchildren, Nathan Windholz, Nicholas Petz, Kallynn Petz, Kameron Petz, Tyler Timson, Drake Timson and Grant Timson; a great-grandchild, Easton Windholz; and a sister-in-law, Madeline Petz, Buhler.

He was preceded in death by his father, and two brothers, Gene Petz and Tim Petz.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, McCracken; burial in McCracken City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m., at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse and from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Danny Petz Rush County FFA scholarship fund in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.charterfunerals.com.