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Timothy Daniel “Dan” Hanifen
Dan Hanifen passed away Tuesday, at the age of 85, at his home in Deer Lodge, Mt.
Dan was born to Timothy James “Tim” and Annie Montana “Tannie” Hanifen in 1935. His parents instilled a good work ethic evidenced by Dan starting his first job at the age of 10.
In 1954, at age 19, Dan married Norma Rae Rushton. The couple had two children, Tim and Tannie, as a result of that union and lived a happy life together until Norma’s passing in 1991. They enjoyed Norma’s home cooking, picnics in the mountains, and time with family.
Dan found love again and married Helen Micu in 1992. Dan was blessed to gain bonus children, grandchildren (and eventually great grandchildren) through this union. The two enjoyed a variety of hobbies and attended First Presbyterian Church of Deer Lodge.
Dan was an avid hunter and trapper for the majority of his life and enjoyed being active by hiking and biking. He supported his family as a miner with 38 years at Cominco American. After retirement, Dan stayed busy for the next 20 years taking care of lawns throughout town.
Dan is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Rae Hanifen; brother-in-law, Hoyt Thompson; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jo “BJ” Hanifen; and parents, Tim and Tannie Hanifen.
Dan is survived by his wife, Helen Hanifen; siblings, David Hanifen and Frances Kay Thompson; children, Timothy Hanifen and Tannie Noffsinger; step children, Mike, Kim, and Kit Micu, grandchildren, Christopher Hanifen, Jennifer Hanifen, Scott Harrington, Toni Potts, Rachel Cantrell, Austin Micu, Rashelle Wheatley, and Blaine Micu; as well as several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A graveside service will be held on September 5 at 1pm at New Chicago Valley Cemetery in Drummond, Montana.