Dan “Danny” Marlatt was born Dec. 30, 1965, to Doan and Marilyn Marlatt. Dan’s faith, as well as his love for and from his friends and family, gave him strength while he battled cancer for the past two years. On April 1, 2019, at the age of 53, he walked into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Dan had a happy childhood in the rural farming community of Newtown. He was a 1984 graduate of Fountain Central High School and a 1988 graduate of Purdue University. Dan was a member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church of Granger, but also felt at home in the Newtown Community Church. He was blessed to be loved at both.
Dan married his lifetime love, Taly (Gonzalez), on Sept. 30, 1989. They lived most of their married life in Granger, where they raised two children, Emma and Ethan. Emma and Ethan both currently attend Purdue University. Along with his wife and children, he is survived by his mother, Marilyn Marlatt, and his siblings, Deena (Kelly) Bailey, Marty (Trina) Marlatt and Darcy (Preston) Smith.
He was preceded in death by Encil and Maxine Marlatt (paternal grandparents), Doan Marlatt (father), Alicia Gonzalez (sister-in-law), Candice Brown (niece) and Christian Brocious (nephew).
Dan often said he was a blessed man because there was never a day in his life when he did not feel loved. Cancer may have taken his life, but his spirit won the victory. His memory will be forever cherished by the many lives he touched.
Service both days in Granger will take place at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Road, Granger. Vigil service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, followed by visitation hours until 7 p.m. and from 9-9:45 a.m. prior to the mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, with Monsignor Bill Schooler officiating. Near the family farm, Dan’s family will receive guests 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, 9700 N. State Road 55, Wingate. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Newtown Cemetery, with Pastor Mike Parks officiating.
The family strongly requests, in lieu of floral offerings, memorial contributions may best be directed to St. Pius X Little Lions Preschool or the Newtown Community Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.familyandfriendsfh.com.