Daniel "Disco" L. Benz
May 29, 1970 - September 29, 2020
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Daniel L. Benz, age 50, of Oshkosh, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday September 29, 2020. “Disco” Dan was born on May 29, 1970 in Neenah, WI to Evans and Geraldine (Robinson) Benz. He graduated from Armstrong High School in Minnesota. Dan spent many years traveling and working around the country, mostly following his favorite bands,…

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Norm left a message on October 14, 2020:
Buddy it was so awesome to figure out how close we were together through our love of Jerry and I will never forget those 50th anniversary shows when we finally went in at the same time. You know our love will not fade away.
Marilyn Kostrzak left a message on October 9, 2020:
Gerry, I am so sad to hear of your loss. Find strength in the beauty of memories and comfort from those around you that can care for your heart as you grieve the loss of a precious son.
Ellen Ruffing left a message on October 7, 2020:
Extending my sympathy to you in learning of the death of Dan. May God give you strength needed to endure this loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Ellen
Heidi Tisdale left a message on October 6, 2020:
My heart is hurting with the loss of Disco Dan in our world. We have been friends for over 20yrs & I cannot help but smile, laugh & cry all at the same time when I think back at the memories we shared. Recently, Dan had been sharing his love of gardening with me & teaching me the ways of the soil/dirt. His love & memory will live on in his garlic bulbs that I will plant back into the ground today. Also, in his Hillbilly heirloom tomatoes I will turn into Spicy salsa this week & his seeds that will sprout new life next spring/summer. Wrapping his family, as well as his VERY large extended family of friends in a GIANT hug today. " I was made stronger; Forever and ever, knowing you as my friend " Heidi (Trampe) Tisdale
Andrea, Troy & Brock Zitzloff left a message on October 6, 2020:
We are so sorry and so sad for the loss of Dan. Thank you for letting us watch virtually we appreciate that so much.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kris Vasko left a message on October 6, 2020:
My condolences to Dan's entire worldwide family. Dan was such a people person, he was truly the center of organization. His laughter was infectious. He taught me how to let go of control and enjoy and live in the moment. His last words to me in the past week were that we would be friends forever. There was never a doubt....
Nader Kawar left a message on October 6, 2020:
Disco, I miss you so much, Man. I don't know if you ever truly realized that you were the one who brought so many of us together. Without you, there would have been no gem show family. You lived life to the fullest and I will never forget what a true friend you were to me and so many others.
Justino left a message on October 6, 2020:
I have too many great memories to share with a guy that taught me some great lessons in life. Thanks for the greatest nickname I could have never asked for! You.Da.Man.Disco.Dan!
Jacki Brown left a message on October 6, 2020:
Love you Dan- so many memories that will never be forgotten! You defined one of a kind sweet friend and will truly be missed. With love, Jacki Brown.
Becca left a message on October 5, 2020:
My heart goes out to the family, this is such a loss. Dan was one of a kind and the world won’t be quite as bright without him. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Til we meet again my friend. I love you with all my heart and soul forever and always. We had some amazing times😘
Elana Cohen left a message on October 5, 2020:
Mr. And Mrs. Benz ....thank you for creating such a beautiful son. Thank you for sharing him with us. He was like family to so many of us and will dance his disco in our hearts forever. He is a legend that brings a smile to my soul every day. He is one of the most loving and charismatic people to ever live. I honor all of you and your family at this difficult time and wish for you to know how many lives he touched with his kindness and infinite love. Thank you again for raising such a tremendous soul!
Leslee Gardinier left a message on October 4, 2020:
Sherry and family, my deepest sympathies in Dan`s passing. God be with you all during this difficult time.
Kathy Borree left a message on October 3, 2020:
My condolences to The Benz and Robinson families. So sad. May friends and family provide you comfort in the days ahead.
Tierney Wasinger left a message on October 3, 2020:
Spending the last 8 or so months getting to know Dan, countless hours of talking and messaging, spending weekends,cooking or dining out, getting together with friends, dancing, listening to music, watching movies, and overall just being together. He is deeply missed and I forever hold my memories with him dear to my heart with much love.
CATHY SMITH left a message on October 3, 2020:
I am so sorry about Dan. I enjoyed talking with him about things in general. He had a good eye for landscape, very creative. I will miss him. --Cathy Smith
mary larsen-baker left a message on October 3, 2020:
this makes me so sad.
Kim left a message on October 3, 2020:
Haven't seen Disco in years, but had many unforgettable memories with him and his green pants 💔
Dave and Sandy streblow and family left a message on October 3, 2020:
We are so sorry to hear about Dan. He was always a happy vibrant person. May you find strength and peace as you move forward with the love and memories of Dan. Our prayers are with you. God Bless
Barbara Kester left a message on October 3, 2020:
It is so difficult to lose a son. May you be blessed with peace and strength. Barbara kester. Menasha.
john rein left a message on October 3, 2020:
RIP disco dance your dance with the angels above sorry for your family's lose
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
john rein left a message on October 3, 2020:
RIP disco dance your dance with the angels above sorry for your family's lose
Mike Johnson left a message on October 2, 2020:
Rip disco You had a great love For the Grateful Dead Sorry to the family for the loss
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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