Daniel L. Garber


Daniel Lee Garber, age 70, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City while surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Jan. 13, 1949 in Grand Rapids the son of the late Calvin and Dolores (Erickson) Garber.
He was a graduate of Benzie Central High School in 1968.
Dan was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War, and a recipient of the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
Dan was an avid fisherman. If he wasn't spending time with his family, you could find him pole in hand heading off to the closest body of water to reel a few in. It was a pastime he enjoyed sharing with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren alike.
Survivors include his children, Tammy (Todd) Jacobs, Tracy Garber-Moore, Scott (Kathy) Garber, Matt (Holly) Garber, Stephanie (Chuck) Norris, Duanne (Wes) Steffen and Shane (Courtney) Garber; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved with all his heart; and siblings, Butch Garber, Steve Garber, Susan Fischer, Cindy Walters and Dave Garber. He is also survived by his best friend and love of his life, Barb Rosa.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Pam McPherson.
The family will be honoring Dan with a celebration of life later this fall.
Please visit Dan's personal page of memories at www.oakgrovefh.com.
Arrangements are by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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Published on July 10, 2019
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Andrea Kelly
Jul 09, 2019
Larry and I are sending condolences to all of Dans children and especially to Barbara. RIP Dan (Clint Eastwood) Garber. I know you will be missed by lots of people.