Danny Louis Andreason

1950 ~ 2022


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Funeral Service

Larkin Sunset Gardens - 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Apr 29, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Day Viewing

Larkin Sunset Gardens - 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Apr 29, 2022 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Evening Viewing

Larkin Sunset Gardens - 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Apr 28, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Danny passed away peacefully on April 23, 2022, at the age of 71 in Heber, Utah after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born on June 22, 1950, in Bingham, UT to William “Bill” and Fay Andreason. On June 9, 1969, he married the love of his life Barbara Ann Wood. They were married 52 years.

Danny attended Bingham High School where he excelled in wrestling. He later attended Weber State University to pursue an electrical engineering degree. He also had a great love of horse racing. Especially when he was the jockey racing. He would stop anything he was doing to watch any of the Triple Crown races. Danny joined the National Guard in 1967. But, due to the resulting injuries he sustained in a near fatal accident involving a haul truck a Kennecott, he was honorably discharged in 1972.

Danny loved his family more than anything and would do whatever he could to help them. Especially, his wife Barbara. He was always so proud of everything they did. And, bragged about them to everyone. Sunday was always breakfast day. All we had to do was call and ask if breakfast was on and he would say ‘come on down’. Even if he had just run out of hashbrowns, he would run to the store to buy more.

Danny was a great teacher and example to all. He was generous and willing to help anyone in need. All they needed to do was ask. He would talk to anyone and made friends quickly and easily wherever he went. The store, movies, while on vacation, anywhere.

Danny was an avid lover of movies. He bought every movie known to man and loved going to the movie theater. You would be sure to find him at the theater every $5 Tuesday. His favorite part was the giant bucket of popcorn with extra butter and his movie mug. He loved being outdoors and boating or driving his side-by-side. He also loved hunting and fishing of any kind. His favorite was duck/goose hunting with Jeff. He was a great shot and hit his limit quickly.

He worked at KSL TV for 28 years. He spent half of those years driving and operating their satellite truck ‘Star Five’ for remote broadcasts. From Utah, to California, Oregon, and Texas all the way to Budapest for broadcasting support for Utah’s Olympic bid announcement. He spent the last half of his career with KSL working at the transmission tower on Farnsworth Peak. And, while holding down a full-time job, which included frequent traveling, he built his and Barbara’s dream home almost entirely by himself. He was the jack of all trades, and his work ethic was second to none. There wasn’t anything he could not do that he set his mind to.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease shortly after he retired from KSL. And true to his nature he faced the challenge head on. He found a love of exercising. Most mornings you would find him at the Herriman recreational center. He gained many friendships there. We are quite sure that most of the time spent at the gym was more for socializing than exercising. They were like a second family to him.

He will be greatly missed, but his influence will live on with everyone he has touched. Danny is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; children, Jeff (Melissa) Andreason, Samantha (Shane) Strebel, Amy (Derrick) Harris; grandchildren, Kortney, Madison, Jessica, Cody (Cassidy), Alex and Axel and his brother Kit. He was preceded in death by his parents William “Bill” and Fay and his brothers Billy and David.

Friends are invited to greet the family at the viewing on Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29th at 11:00 AM with a viewing one hour prior also at Larkin Sunset Gardens.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Applegate Homecare for the care they provided this past year. Most especially his nurse Tricia. Without whom, we would have been lost. And to the staff at Spring Gardens for the attentive care they gave him in his last weeks.


Guestbook/Condolences

One of the few ‘real’ people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.


- George Griner

So sad to learn of Danny’s passing. Spent many an evening on location somewhere with Danny awaiting our time to go in the air. He was always gracious and a joy to be around. Please accept my most sincere condolences.


- Duane Cardall

I got to know Danny when he was working the KSL satellite truck. I was with KTVX/KUCW. We worked together while he was up open Farnsworth Peak. We would discuss our families when not working on projects. Danny always had a great can-do attitude and "what can I do to help out." I will miss our conversations.


- Bob Lyon

Danny is one of the greats. As with everyone, I can’t express the dedication and respect he had for everyone he knew. He was always there, especially for his family, and particularly, Barbara .He would go to hell and back and still have a smile on his face. There will never be another like him.

From my dad, Ken and myself, our deepest condolences and fondest prayers for him and his family to be at peace.

Thank you , Danny, for the honor and privilege to know you.

-Patrick and Ken Gleason


- Patrick Gleason

So sad to hear of Danny''s passing. He was a good man. Hard working,full of energy and isdeas.. He was ever-present and ready to help.

He will be missed!

Our sincere prayer for your family to be at peace.


- Sandra and Greg James

Danny Andreason was one of my best friends at Bingham High School! We spent a lot of time hunting ducks and geese together and just plain hanging out together Copperton! The last time I talked with to Danny was at our 50th HS Reunion in 2018! He told me that was getting Parkinson disease and he was going to start jogging 6 miles a day! My condolences go out to Babara and family! He will be missed by all who knew him!
The Dontas Family


- Michael P Dontas

Dear Barb, I am so sorry to hear about Danny. He was a kind soul. He loved you deeply. Thinking of you and your beautiful family.
Sincerely, Jolean and Mike


- Jolean Barkdull

Danny was one of the really good guys. Please accept my condolences😞


- Mary Ann Lovendahl

My sincerely condolences


- Gerald Cole

What a kind, loving and selfless man with a heart of gold. I will not ever forget him.


- Kerie Stuth

Please accept our deepest sympathies.


- Billy & Marlene Osoro

Dear Barb. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Danny. He will be greatly missed by all. It was always a pleasure to see you and him when ever i ran into you. My prayers are with you and your family. Love JR


- jr hart

Barbara, so sorry to hear about Danny. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.


- Jerry & Sue Gonzales