Daniel ‘Danny’ Bares

Daniel “Danny” Bares, age 70, died peacefully at his Port Washington, Wis., residence on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022.

He was born July 9, 1952, in Port Washington, Wis., to Alois and Melvina Ronk Bares. Raised in Port Washington, he graduated from Port Washington High School in 1970.

Danny moved out West to Washington state in 1973 and began working with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. He helped build state parks, fought forest fires and planted trees throughout the state. He enjoyed his work and the crew he worked with. He retired after 37 years as a forest crew supervisor.

After his retirement, Danny moved back to the family farm in Wisconsin to be close to his sister and best friend Linda.

He enjoyed sports and listening to games, be it basketball, baseball or football.

He is survived by his son Jesse (Sandra) Bares of Tacoma, Wash., and grandsons Robert and Nicholas.

He is further survived by his brother David (Linda) Bares of Hubertus, Wis.; sisters Diana (Larry) Verheyen and Linda Cooper, both of Port Washington, Wis.; nieces and nephews Kristen, Heather, Mark, Jennifer, Kurtis, Matthew, Tracy and Shannon; his best friend Allon Bostwick; other relatives; and friends.

A celebration of Danny’s life was held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port Washington, Wis., is assisting the family.

Information and condolences are available at www.poolefh.com or (262) 284-4431.



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