DIXON – Danny Lee Hoggard Jr., 33, of Dixon, lost his battle with cancer, following a courageous fight, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home, with his wife by his side. áHe was a self-employed construction worker and a delivery driver for Maria’s Pizza.
Danny was born Nov. 17, 1979, in Dixon, the son of Danny and Linda (Ford) Hoggard Sr. He began dating Kelli Hummel in July of 1995, and they were married on Oct. 24, 2003, in Dixon. Danny was a great guy who loved fishing, deer hunting, morel mushroom hunting, playing acoustic guitar, playing poker, watching the Chicago Bears, and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Kelli Hoggard, two sons, Beau and Aidan Hoggard, his mother-in-law, Julie Hummel, and his father-in-law, Michael Hummel, all of Dixon; two sisters-in-law, Sara Brady of Dixon and Samantha Hummel of Portland, Ore.; two brothers, Dylan VanNatta of Dixon and Drew VanNatta of Wausau, Wis.; five sisters, Destiny Kruger of Lyndon, Devon Hoggard and Debbie Cuthrell, both of Dixon, and Danna and Dakota VanNatta, both of Wausau; his maternal grandparents, Bob and Fran Ford of Dixon; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; one niece; three nephews; and a longtime group of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother-in-law, James Kruger.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Mike Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established for his sons, Beau and Aidan.
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