Daniel Louis Krocker, 69, of Navarre passed away Friday morning, February 23, 2018 with his wife by his side. He was born in Dennison, OH on July 29, 1948 to the late Louis & Betty (Swihart) Krocker.
Daniel was a graduate of Midvale High School in Midvale, OH and Wooster Business College. He was employed by The Timken Company for nearly 40 years where he met his wife, Diane Okey. They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on November 16, 2017.
Dan was a very loving and devoted husband and father. He loved watching his kids grow up, especially through their softball/baseball years. Now, Dan is hitting fly balls to Roberto Clemente and forever waving his Terrible Towel.
He was a proud, lifelong Democrat and volunteered for Barack Obama in 2008.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Nadine Badertscher, and his grandmother, Mamie (Cookson) Swihart.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Jennifer (Scott) McLaughlin, Bradford (Lisa) Krocker, and Lindsay (David) Montemayor; granddaughters, Shelby, Parker, & Shay McLaughlin and Emmaline & Nora Krocker; sisters, Helen (Steve) Whiting, and Rebecca Shrewsberry; and his wife’s parents, Edward & Evelyn Okey.
Dan and the family would like to express their gratitude for years of dedicated care from his primary MD, Dr. David Schumaker and his specialists, Dr. Kevin Kelley, and Dr. John Paulowski; the West Tusc. Aultman Dialysis nurses & staff for their loving care; Aultman Hospital ICU & CCU; Aultman Woodlawn; and Aultman Woodlawn Compassionate Care.
Calling hours will be at Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 705 Raff Rd. SW, Sunday, March 11th from 11:00am to 1:00pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Church of the Resurrection, 901 E. Tuscarawas St., Canton; American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org; or The American Heart Association.
Please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to send condolences.