Dannid J. O'Lena
Dannie J. O’Lena
Dannie J. O’Lena, age 71 of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away on September 29, 2022. He was born in Kankakee, Illinois, but was a lifelong resident of Crown Point since the age of two. Dan graduated from Crown Point High School and married his high school sweetheart, Linda, who he was married to for 53 years. He enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 18. Dan was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded while serving in Vietnam. After serving our country, he worked at US Steel until it’s closing. Dan then worked for the United States Post Office until he retired in 2013.

Dannie loved watching his westerns, especially Gun Smoke. One of his greatest joys was watching and being there to support his grandsons play baseball. He was a kind, loving, humble and hardworking man. He was always offering and doing good deeds for others. His love for his wife, daughters, son-in-law and his grandkids was his greatest gift. After 53 years of marriage, he still held Linda’s hand and made her laugh…made us all laugh.

Dannie was preceded in death by his parents: Betty and Orville O’Lena; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Dennis Miller and brother, Charles O’Lena. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Postlethwait) O’Lena, daughters: Lori Fischer, and Landa (Rick) Krause; grandchildren: Allen (Kelsey Shoemaker) Krause, Logan Krause, Audrey Fischer and Isaac Fischer.

Dannie was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be deeply missed.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home & Crematory, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. Rev. John Starr officiating. In lieu of flowers donations were to be made to the wounded warrior project in Dannie’s name. Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.

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