Gerald “Moose” Lee Dankers was born Feb. 3, 1948, in Lincoln, to Elmer William and LaVerne Wilhelmina (Hasse) Dankers and passed away Jan. 29, 2021, in Lincoln, at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Moose grew up on the family farm near Pleasant Dale and attended school in Pleasant Dale/Milford. He began working at Earl Carter Lumber Yard shortly after school and continued to work there for 20+ years. He then returned to farming with his brother, Harlan, until 2018 when he was injured in an accident and was forced to retire. Moose enjoyed riding his four-wheeler to visit with neighbors, family and friends. He had a gift to gab and loved to help anyone in need. Moose was one of the strongest and toughest men around. He enjoyed spending time with his nephews, watching Husker football and he hardly ever missed an episode of “The Price Is Right” or “Wheel of Fortune.” Moose was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed and served as an usher for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and LaVerne Dankers; and brother, Stephen.
Moose is survived by his brother, Harlan and wife, Kim Dankers, Pleasant Dale; three nephews and their families, Jeff Dankers and Karleigh Stoynev and his children, Kinley and Knoxlyn Dankers, Pleasant Dale, and stepdaughter, Emma Warner, Lincoln; Mike Dankers, Pleasant Dale; Nick and wife, Kayla Dankers and their children, Kason, Sydney and Brynlee Dankers, Pleasant Dale; uncle, Bob Hasse and several cousins.
A Celebration of Life was Feb. 3 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with a graveside service and inurnment at the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dankers family for future designations. Condolences may be left for the family at www.zabkafuneralhome.com.