Obituary of Daniel James Schmunk
Daniel Schmunk, 69, of Springfield, passed away on December 27, 2022 from liver failure.
Daniel was born on January 8, 1953 to Richard Schmunk and Ruth (Sieverson) Schmunk in Eugene, OR. After Dan graduated from Thurston High School in 1971, he went on to work for Schmunks Tire Center where he became owner operator later on.
In 1976, Dan married Penny (Hanson) Schmunk at Springfield Lutheran Church. Dan and Penny went on to have 3 children, Nathan Schmunk, Tyler Schmunk and Brandon Schmunk.
Dan enjoyed many things in his life. He loved working with people during his time with the tire store as well as running a small commercial cattle operation on his family ranch near Marcola. He lived a beautiful life on a tree farm that he also enjoyed tending to when he was not busy with his other endeavors. When Dan was not working, he loved to spend as much time as he could with his grandkids as they were a light in his life. They adored their Papa as much as he adored them.
Dan was predeceased by his father, Richard Schmunk 1997. He is survived by his Mother Ruth, wife Penny, Brothers Richard Schmunk (Deb), Steven Schmunk (Tanya), David Schmunk, and Sister Pam Greenwalt. Sons Nathan Schmunk, Tyler Schmunk (Tiffany) and Brandon Schmunk, Grandchildren: Jeremy Schmunk, Sawyer and Sutton Schmunk as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Springfield Lutheran Church on January 8, 2023 at 1:00 in the afternoon. If anyone would like to make a donation in Daniel’s name the family requests they be made to Hospice, an organization Penny and Dan felt strongly about.
Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Funeral Home. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com
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