Wallace Dano III

Wallace Dano III

URBANA – Wallace Jerome Dano III, 71, of Urbana passed away on Wednesday (July 13, 2011).

There will be visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 403 W. Clark St., Champaign. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Champaign.

Jerry was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Wallace Jerome Jr. and Maybelle Dano. He grew up as a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church community in Kansas City.

In 1956, he graduated from the De La Salle Military Academy. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

After completing his Navy service, Jerry began what would be a 32-year career in the banking industry, earning degrees from the American Institute of Banking and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking. He then joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Company in 1990.

He gave another 20 years of service to the government of the United States at the FDIC, first in the Division of Liquidation, then in the Division of Supervision. During his career at the FDIC, Jerry received numerous achievement awards for his outstanding service.

Later in life, Jerry became a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, where he was active in the church community and made many lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Loretta; her parents, Charles and Pearl Miller; and his brothers, Densel Gordon and Jack Barber.

He is survived by his daughters, Leslie and Tracey Dano of Plymouth, Mass.; his sisters and brothers, Linda Gordon of Kansas City, Mo., Charlene Barber of Oak Grove, Mo., Joe and Bernice Wiercinski of Blue Springs, Mo., John and Betty Vaughan of Oak Grove, Mo., and Carolyn Dano. Other survivors include 10 nieces and nephews, their families and his cousin, Donald Sneed of Lake Quivira, Kan., and his family.

Jerry was a loving husband, father and brother and he will be greatly missed.

Contributions may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741, in Jerry's memory.

Condolences may be offered at www.owensfuneralhomes.com.

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