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Daniel Michael LaRose

Daniel Michael LaRose Daniel Michael LaRose, 49, passed away April 19, 2019 after a week-long courageous battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma, not surprisingly the same week that our Lord and Savior carried out His atoning sacrifice for all mankind. He fittingly died on Good Friday. Dan graduated from Bellevue West High School, Bellevue, NE; attended Hastings College in Hastings, NE before transferring to Peru State College, Peru, NE earning a Bachelor of Science degree. He later earned a Masters degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. Survived by wife Danel Renee LaRose, his children are Jayden Elizabeth LaRose (17), Dillon Jayman Michael LaRose (15), Emma Georgina LaRose (12), Greyson Daniel LaRose (8), Winnemucca, NV. His parents Daniel and Susan LaRose, Council Bluffs, IA, and Gitta and Bill Malkin, Australia; siblings Ken LaRose (Dan Miller), Omaha, NE; Randy LaRose (Jenna), New Haven, CT; Anthony (Staci), Abu Dhabi, UAE; brother Jason Malkin (Jacqui), and sisters Monique Allen (AJ), and Michelle Mallitt (Justin) all of Australia. In-laws Georgina and Kurt Hopkin, Cody, WY; Daniel and Cindy Heidelberg, Omaha, NE; sister-in-law Cherish Yenzer (Drew), and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father-in-law Ronald A Draur, MD, with whom he shared a special bond, and grandparents and aunts and uncles. Dan loved all sports, but basketball was his favorite. He was an avid basketball player and inducted into the Peru State Basketball Hall in 2007. His love of basketball lead him into coaching High School Basketball for the Burlington Huskies in Burlington, WY where he lead the team to the State Championship in the 2005-2006 season. His dedication to basketball resulted in the Wyoming Coaches Association awarding him with “Coach of the Year “ in 2005-06. In an amazing fairy tale love story, Dan married his precious wife, Danel Renee LaRose, on October 24, 1998 for time and all eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Manti Temple, Manti, UT. They lived in Omaha, NE, Cody, WY, Green River, WY, and Winnemucca, NV, traveling to each place as Dan advanced in his career in elementary education. He taught in Plattsmouth, NE, then Burlington, WY where he was both teacher and a basketball coach. He later became a teacher in Cody, WY, which became a haven for him as he loved the students and staff, the rugged mountains and trails, rifle and bow hunting deer and elk, and every aspect of abundant wildlife. There he lovingly served the people in the community he treasured. He then traveled to Green River, WY where he was both a school administrator and a boys basketball coach. He taught in Rock Springs for a year, then went to Winnemucca, NV to be the Vice-principal at both Sonoma Height’s Elementary School, and later French Ford Middle School, where he was also the principal of Orovada School k-8, a remote 32-student rural school. Compassionate and caring describe Dan and his outlook on life. He was always first to volunteer to serve others. His love for the gospel of Jesus Christ was firm and steadfast, and sharing the gospel in various wards as LDS Ward Mission Leader his calling. As a convert to the church himself, his heart was committed to the gospel, and service was his life's motivation and never-ending cause. He adored his wife, children, and family, delighted in working with all school children, and was driven to help make men out of the teenagers he coached on his various basketball teams. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Visitation will be in Green River, WY, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (6-8pm) and 1 hour prior to service. Funeral Services, Thursday April 25, 2019 (11am), both at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 120 Shoshone Avenue Green River, WY. Graveside Services will be Friday April 26, 2019 (11am,) Riverside Cemetery, 1721 Gulch Street Cody, WY (main entrance). In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family either on Facebook “Go Fund Me” or directly to the family. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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It has been almost a year since Dan left this earth to be with our Father in Heaven. He died on Good Friday 2019, which really means, "Holy Friday", and was a shock we still cannot believe sometime. HIs last week of life was his terrifying Gethsemane that his loved ones had to watch and endure with broken hearts. I miss so many things about Dan: I miss his sense of humor, his ability to improvise, his sincere compassion towards all who were less fortunate than himself, his love of wild life in the northwest part of Wyoming, his love of hunting, his selflessness, his love of sports, especially basketball, his political and social conservatism, his sense of adventure, his excitement to see sights he had never seen before and experiences he had never had, his enormous love of his family, his love of youth and his students, his laughter and mirth, his love of our Savior, and his testimony in Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith, and the living Prophet. I loved Dan more than if he was my blood son. Rest in Peace dear Dan. I miss you so much!

Georgina A Hopkin Apr 11 2020 12:47 AM


Emma LaRose Feb 15 2020 7:36 PM

Thank you all so much! I am Emma Dans 13 year old daughter. I wish I heard about this website sooner I would love to replied to you all. Today is Valentine's day and I am missing my dad so much! I love to hear the great stories everyone shared with my dad! I cant believe its almost been a year! I surely deeply miss him with all my hearts. Thank you all so much for caring!!

Emma LaRose Feb 15 2020 12:16 AM

Hi! Thank you so much! Today is valentine's day and I am missing my dad very much. I am Emma, I am 13 years old. I wanted to just scoop around about my dad and found this page, I cant believe its almost been a full year thats crazy! I wish I could have replied sooner. I love to here you're great stories!, My dad was truly a grat man! He is in a better place now up above serving for the lord.! Thank you once again I would truly Enjoy hearing more stories! Please email me at laroseemma@swcsd2.org I would love to here more!

Emma LaRose Feb 15 2020 12:09 AM

It with sadness in our hearts that we received the news about Dan. But our Savior promised us if we believe in Him even though we die we will live again. May God comfort you all. Glen and Maryanne Schultz, Wapiti

Glen Schultz Apr 25 2019 2:15 PM

Coached against Dan many years ago. He always had his team prepared. Well coached and competitive. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. Deepest sympathies to the family. Pat Winland and Family-Rocky Mountain

Pat Winland Apr 25 2019 9:44 AM

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dan, but celebrate that his faith was in Jesus Christ. Dan and I knew each other while at Peru. Dan practically lived in our dorm room my Junior year while he was a graduate assistant coach. Although Dan did not officially live with us, when we went to bed he was watching TV and when we woke up, he was ready to greet us from his night spent on the couch. He just enjoyed spending time with others and he was there to always lift us up and encourage us. I remember another time when I took him to my parents farm. We decided to go out in the trees and go hunting at a neighbors farm. While walking through the trees, Dan's gun went off and nearly shot himself in the foot. We all laughed, but were scared at the same time. I did not take Dan hunting again. :) I am sorry that we are not able to make it to the funeral. When the time is appropriate, I would love to visit with any of you and share my condolence by phone as well as some other memories. My # is 402-366-8820. Again, I am saddened by his loss, but do truly celebrate that he is with his Lord and Savior. Ben Royal

Ben Royal Apr 25 2019 7:04 AM

You are a blessing to so many who knew you Dan. Our families hearts were deeply saddened when we heard you had gone home. Your kind heart and friendship, I will treasure forever. I was so grateful to get to know you and that precious family of yours. You will be sorely missed. I am so thankful to Him who makes it possible for families to be together forever. I will miss you Dan, but take comfort in knowing it is only for a short season. May the Lord bless your beautiful family and send them comfort in your absence. I will miss you my friend. Until we meet again my brother. Love You!

Brian Luth & Family Apr 24 2019 4:51 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Beverly and Shelby Kerbow

Beverly Kerbow Apr 23 2019 5:13 PM

My Angel My heart is full of memories, With pride I speak your name. Though life goes on without you. It will never be the same. Danny, I'm so sorry we couldn't be there for you, but our hearts, thoughts & prayers were. You are such a sweet nephew anyone could have (just like the rest of your brothers). Always know we miss & love you deeply. Uncle Dave & Aunt Carol Rickard. :sparkling_heart::bouquet:

Carol Rickard Apr 23 2019 12:47 PM

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