Daniel J. Hanis, Age: 63
Apr 24, 1956 -- Feb 6, 2020

 Daniel J. Hanis of Kansas City, Kansas, born April 24, 1956, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam John and Mary Elizabeth Hanis and sister Theresa Ann Hanis. He is survived by his sisters Mary Jean (Dennis) Grindel, Jacqueline (Neal) Williams, Kathleen (David) Kovac and five nieces and nephews.
Dan was a forklift operator for Owens-Corning Fiberglas for 41 years and was the Pink Panther. He was a graduate from the Class of 1974 at Washington High School.
Dan loved all kinds of racing and raced Go Karts for 11 years. He attended the Indy 500 for 26 years, including the 100th race which was his last race before his illness. Dan enjoyed riding his motorcycles. He rode in Bikers for Babies and Michael Bergen’s Night Train Ride for “Hands to Heart” (Toys for Disadvantaged Children of Kansas City) for many years.
Dan loved life, was known as Smilin’ Dan, and had many hobbies. He played Santa for family and friends at Christmas for 36 years. He was the life of the party and always brought everyone so much laughter.
He was a lifetime member of Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd Street, in Kansas City, KS.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 15th, 2020, at Christ the King Church beginning with the rosary at 9:30 a.m. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.
Dan’s Last Motorcycle Ride from the church to Mt. Calvary cemetery with biker buddies will begin on the upper level of the church parking lot at approximately 12 noon. Dress code is casual but respectful. Jeans are great.
The family would like to thank the staff at KU Medical Center, Catholic Community Hospice, and friends and family members who loved him.



Condolences

Bob & Brenda Dollard Feb 11 ,2020

Neighbor ,Kansas City ,Kansas

So sad "Dan the Man" is gone,but will never be forgotten.Bob & I had the please of living next door to Dan. He was such a please to be around,he always threw one hell of a 4th of July celebration. Made the best Kettle corn,Osage Ave will not be the same with out you Dan the man. May you rest in peace and be free at last of the pain and suffering.

Gaetano Balistreri Feb 11 ,2020

Friend ,Oak Grove ,Missouri

I am very sad to hear about Dan passing. We knew it was coming but we are never ready for the outcome. Dan was a good friend and we shared many good times at work and away from the plant. I always enjoyed talking to Dan, and he would always bring a smile to my face. Dan had a personality that was is very own, he would always have a smile on his face, hence giving him a nickname of, "Smiling Dan" . I will miss Dan, and I know of many others that will also. My condolences to the family, I know he is not feeling any pain now. Rest in peace Dan!! Guy Balistreri

Nancy (Irish) Wilson Feb 12 ,2020

Friend ,Platte City ,Missouri

Mary Jean, Kathy and Jackie: So sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I'm sure he appreciated all you did for him throughout his illness. He was lucky to have such caring sisters. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

George and Jolene Feb 12 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Dear Mary Jean and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. MJ we know you were by his side taking the very best care of Dan. God wanted him home. May he rest in peace and God grant him eternal rest. Love, George and Jolene

Ellen Carnie Feb 12 ,2020

Worked with Dan ,Plattsburg ,Missouri

I'm so very sorry to hear of Dan's passing, my prayers for peace and healing are being sent to all his family and friends. I worked with Dan for 19 years. I'm sure he'll be missed by all!

Senda Feb 13 ,2020

So very sorry for your loss, Dan was such a nice guy, he was a customer at Christy's Tasty Queen. Sending prayers.

Robert Hartung Feb 14 ,2020

Grade School Neighbor ,Denver ,Colorado

I have so many fond memories of Dan, Mr.& Mrs. Hanis, and the Sisters. Dan and I spent a lot of time together during our C.T.K. grade school days. My condolences to the Sisters. The World will miss you Dan, you meant so much to so many.

Sherri Grindel Chappell Feb 14 ,2020

Niece ,Nevada ,Missouri

God rest your soul Uncle Butch! Sad day for us and glorious day for you! You had a wonderful heart and soul! Always a smile and a laugh! We miss you! We will see you again in God's time! Mary Jean.....we love you and understand your sadness. Nothing fills that heartache. We love and miss you!

Sharon Bartkoski Patti Feb 14 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Butch, you will be missed so much. Know that you were the little brother that I never had. “Happy Trails to you until we meet again”. The Girl Next Door Sharon

Rick Fulgham Feb 17 ,2020

Co-worker at Owens Corning ,Overlandpark ,Kansas

I’m so sorry to hear about “ Smiling Dan the Go Cart Man “ as the guys sometimes called him. I unfortunately was attending a wedding out of the country, or I would have attended the services. I know he will be missed by many.

Event:
Rosary
Location:
Christ The King Catholic Church
Address:
3024 North 53rd Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66104
Date:
Feb 15 ,2020
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Visitation
Location:
Christ The King Catholic Church
Address:
3024 North 53rd Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66104
Date:
Feb 15 ,2020
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Christ The King Catholic Church
Address:
3024 North 53rd Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66104
Date:
Feb 15 ,2020
Time:
11:00 AM
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