Jan 14, 2014 - StaffDaniel Lee Quincannon died of natural causes Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Riverton.
Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. Graveside services are being provided by the Friday-Truan Marine Corps League 683 under the guidance of Mr. Quincannon's longtime friend and fellow Marine, veteran Capt. John Hursh (USMCR) of Laramie.
Daniel Quincannon was born Daniel Heintzelman on March 3, 1946, in Rawlins. He later changed his name to Quincannon.
He was raised in Rawlins and eventually moved to Green River. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 12, 1964.
After earning the title of U.S. Marine, he earned his GED Certificate. He obtained the rank of corporal, served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged after re-enlisting and serving almost six years active duty. He was proud of his service and of being a U.S. Marine.
After his military service, he returned to Wyoming and worked for many years for the City of Riverton at the sewer treatment plant.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. His friends and Marine Corps League, Friday-Truan Detachment 683, of which he was a lifetime member, were an important part of his life.
He is survived by his sisters, Linda McAuslan and Marilyn Carter and her husband Ted of Nampa, Idaho; brother Ernest Vonberg of Green River; and nephews Ted McAuslan of Riverton and Weston McAuslan, who is serving with the U.S. Navy in Italy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy, and stepfather, Orville Vonberg.
Memorials should be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
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