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June 24, 1958 - November 12, 2018

Dan was born June 24, 1958 in Rochester to Royce and June (Dohrmann) Shanks.  He grew up in Canton and graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in 1977.  He attended the Rochester Vo-Tech for Auto Mechanics.  On September 23, 1978 he married Margo Hall at the Henrytown Lutheran Church.  They lived in Canton and Dan worked for over 30 years at Camcar Textron in Decorah, Iowa. 

Dan was a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Church, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, assembling model cars, classic cars, snowmobiling, and babysitting his grandchildren.

Dan passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Gundersen Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisconsin following a four-year battle with cancer at the age of 60.

Dan is survived by his wife Margo of Canton; two children Aaron Shanks of Canton, and Tara (Shawn) Bergey of Harmony;  three grandchildren Mylee, Rudy, and Lennon; a brother Mike (Cindy) Shanks of Canton; brother-in-law Wayne Hall of Canton; sisters-in-law Denise Shanks of Decorah, and Lynell Shanks of Harmony; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Royce and June; two brothers Steven and Duane; and brothers-in-law David, Danny, and Jimmy Hall.

A memorial service will be Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11a.m, at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony with the Rev. Dean Safe officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

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