More detail on this person: David C. Danhouser, age 69, of Mineral Point, passed away on
Saturday, May 26, 2007, after a long struggle with COPD. David was born in Madison, July 6, 1937, a
son of Carl W. and Grace (Robbins) Danhouser. He attended Mount Horeb High School in 1955, where
he lettered in football and basketball. David graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1959,
where he was a member of the TKE fraternity and the UW marching band. He later received his M.B.A.
from his beloved alma mater and remained active in the alumni marching band, often playing during
halftime shows at Homecoming celebrations post graduation. David joined the R.O.T.C. in 1956 and
continued active duty service with the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1974. It was in
the Army that David developed his passion for flying helicopters. David was a member of the Air
Ambulance Corp and dutifully served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, before ending his service
in Europe. His family is most proud of the bravery and self-sacrifice he displayed during this time.
David received numerous awards and medals for his heroic efforts including 12 air medals, the
Distinguished Service Medal and the Gallantry Cross with Silver Star. He ended his military career
with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He continued his service to those in need of medical attention
in his civilian life. David spent many years as the Director of Materials Management for hospitals
in Madison, Duluth, Minn., Freeport, Ill. and Chicago, Ill. He was active in many organizations
including the American Legion Post No. 170, V.F.W. Post No. 8483, DUSTOFF Pilots Association,
Solo-pilots Association, Retired Officers Association and the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Chapter No.
He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mineral Point. He married Yvonne Dischler on June 28, 1958, at the Barneveld Congregational United Church of Christ. David is survived by his devoted wife, Yvonne Danhouser of Mineral Point; his children, Kim Horst of Mineral Point, Kitty (Richard) Erdman of Middleton, Kirk (Barbara) Danhouser of DeForest and Shawn (Lisa) Danhouser of Addison, Ill.; his grandchildren, Kailyn, Grant, Gracie, Carly, Madeline, Braden and Jake; his sister, Donna (Donald) Fieldhouse of Elkton, Md.; and his beloved dog, Baxter. From: DUSTOFF web site.
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