Daniel Dane Ankney

October 19, 1954 ~ March 31, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Daniel Ankney Obituary

Daniel "Dan" Ankney, 68, of Defiance, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2023 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.   
He was born on October 19, 1954 to the late Simon and Violet (Goodwin) Ankney in Defiance, Ohio. Dan worked as a truck driver for H. E. Rudy Trucking for 20 years until his retirement in 2022. On July 22, 1988 he married Jodi Ward and she survives. Dan enjoyed Jigsaw puzzles, listening to music and playing his guitar and drums. He also enjoyed working on the house and repairing cars. Dan was a true family man and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.
Dan will be sadly missed by his loving wife Jodi Ankney of Defiance, daughter, Danielle Washington of Bryan, son Wes Ankney and daughter Joanna Rios, both of Defiance, stepson Brian Bailey of Lima, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren, brothers, Jim (Ruth) Ankney of Holgate, David Ankney of Defiance, twin brother Dennis (Rosie) Ankney of Hicksville, and Bill Ankney of Defiance and his beloved dog Sophie. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Andrew Ankney, sister, Kim Lorraine Epple, and brother, Thomas Ankney.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Defiance AmVets Post #1991. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements. 
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Celebration of Life
April 7, 2023

2:00 PM
AMVETS Post # 1991
1795 Spruce St.
Defiance, OH


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