Memorial services for 80 year old Dannie J. Barcal of Chadron are Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 10:00a.m. at the Crawford United Methodist Church. Born April 19, 1942 to Frank J. and Angie V. (Barcal) Hamaker in Lusk, Wyoming, Dannie's early years were spent living in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Oregon before finally settling in the Crawford area where he attended Crawford Public Schools. Following school, Dannie ranched and was later employed by the Beef Research Center at Fort Robinson. With its relocation to Clay Center, NE, Dannie joined his father, Frank, in the carpentry business for many years. After working for Dawes County Road Department briefly, he retired from the Crow Butte Uranium Mining Company. He continued to live north of Crawford on the White River where he enjoyed performing with his guitar and rock hunting. Dannie was married to Cheryll A. Smith on August 12, 1962. To this union was born D.J. (Rose) of La Vista, NE, Colleen (David) Mink of Burleson, Texas, and Lori (Paul) Beaver of Crawford. Dannie would marry Verona Meckem on June 30, 1986 in Hot Springs, South Dakota and celebrate 36 years of laughter and love together.
Dannie is survived by his wife, Verona, sisters Darlene Barcal of Billings, Montana and Charlene Vail of Crawford, his children, step-daughters Rhonda (Dan) Backens of Virginia and Sandi (Towai) Madler of Colorado, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. He was proceeded in death by his parents and grandson, Keanne Mead.
Memorials have been established to the Crawford and Chadron Rescue Units or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at Chamberlainchapel.com. Services will also be live-streamed via the Chamberlain Mortuary FaceBook page.