Daniel “Dan” Charles Ware


August 8, 1952 - September 14, 2018


Daniel “Dan” Charles Ware passed away on September 14, 2018, in Sioux Falls, SD due to health complications at the age of 66.

Dan was born on August 8 in Mitchell SD to Ralph and Bernadette (Herrmann) Ware. He graduated from Mitchell High School and Mitchell Technician Institute with a certificate in automotive. He worked a variety of skilled-trade positions throughout the years including employment with Puetz Construction, Mitchell School District, Dakota Pork, and Hendrickson Trailer. 

On November 27, 1976, he married Therese Freidel. Over the next ten years, the couple welcomed two children into their home. Dan set about teaching them how to strike up a conversation with anyone. He was a talkative individual who loved mystery shows and was passionate about riding his motorcycle. He was a long time member of the ABATE organization. His children remember him as a supportive father who encouraged and assisted them in the pursuit of their dreams and goals. 

Dan is survived by his wife, Therese of Mitchell, son, Carl (Karney) Ware of Sioux Falls, daughter, Julia (Waylon) Skelton of Rapid City, sister, Kathy (Michael) Carrier, Custer, two grandsons Alistair Skelton and Kaiser Ware, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, older brother, Joseph, and nephew, Aaron Carrier.

A Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Monday, September 24 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, September 25 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with the Father Kenneth Koster, Dan’s cousin, officiating. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Mitchell with a luncheon to follow at the Bittner Funeral Chapel. 

All are invited to attend and celebrate Dan’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Sioux Falls ABATE at 408 South 2nd Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or the James Valley Cycle Club at PO Box 126 Mitchell, SD 57301. The family would like to thank Steve Evans, Joyce and Paul Paulson, Jack Hagerty, Dale Letcher, John Ortmeier, and Jeff Terveen for their help and friendship over the years.



Monday, September 24, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Deb Baker on September 24, 2018
So sorry to hear about Dan, I just talked to him not long ago at the rec center. Sending hugs and my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Coleen Peterson (Fka Timmerman) on September 21, 2018
My deepest condolences to your family. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Posted by JANET K on September 20, 2018
Posted by Michelle Freidel (Wily's window) on September 20, 2018
Prayers to the family. Danny was a happy and fun person, Glad I got to know him. Hope Wily and him get together in Heaven, and trade stories.
Posted by Sue Strand on September 19, 2018
Therse, Carl and Julia and families, Sorry to hear about the loss of Dan. Cal and I will keep you in our thoughts a and prayers. Keep your memories close and they will remind you of happy times.
Posted by Fauna Kappenman on September 19, 2018
Therese, so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Thinking of you and your family.
Posted by Phyllis and Ron Rodasti on September 18, 2018
We are so very sorry, Therese. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Donna Korus on September 18, 2018
Told us Mon at the rec center that Dan had passed away. Stopped at your house on Mon but no answer. Please know Therese that my my thought and prayers are with u. Will plan to come to the funeral. We both enjoyed visiting with Dan He was so proud to be a new grandpa
Posted by Mona H on September 18, 2018
So sad to hear of your loss, to your entire family we are thinking of you all during this difficult time
Posted by Gina T on September 18, 2018
So sorry to hear this. Dan was such a fun loving and friendly man. Always enjoyed catching up and shooting the breeze with him. Thinking of you all during such a difficult time.
Posted by Iris Nelson on September 18, 2018
So sorry for you and your family, Therese. I always enjoyed spending time with both of you on my visits to Mitchell. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you....Iris
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