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Funeral Service

Hills Church
Monday January 20th, 2020

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Monday January 20th, 2020

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Manuel Dan

FRUITLAND - Manuel R. Dan, Sr., of Fruitland, NM.
End of Watch 01/16/2020
After a long battle of colon and lung cancer, he fought to the very end.
Manuel worked at Bisti Fuels for 31 years, served as a volunteer to the Reserve Sheriff Deputy for over 23 years, volunteered with the San Juan County Valley Fire Department for over 26 years and was also a member of the Mine Rescue Team of Bisti Fuels.
Manuel loved supporting his community and was well known for his service, amazing attitude and outgoing personality.
Manuel was preceded in death by his father James Dan, Sr.
He is survived by his loving wife Alfrieda J. Dan of 35 years; 2 sisters, 4 brothers and his mother Louise Dan; 4 wonderful children, Vanessa R. Dan, Melissa E. (Aaron) Buffington, Manuel R. (Danielle) Dan, Jr. and Aaron C. Dan; 4 beautiful grandchildren Katilyn F. Harrison, Tyler J. Harrison, Austin J. Dan and Bryce R. Harrison.
There will be a funeral service for Manuel at the Pinon Hills Community Church on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00am. Burial will follow the service at Kirtland Fruitland Cemetery.

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Hi My name is Miranda Smith I am the oldest daughter of Sharon Johnson. Manuel Dan was my uncle a great man I looked up too and admire the work he did for his family and his community. I remember him supporting the athletic events basketball in particular for the Kirtland Central Broncos. Him and my uncle Vernon Johnson were very silly together always teasing and laughing. But always making sure we worked hard and played hard. He was also the great man who performed CPR on my grandfather the late Morris Johnson when he went needed resuscitation 6 months ago. He never gave up and kept at trying to recover him on the ambulance but we lost him that day. Thank you Manuel, uncle for that im sure you and cheii are up there now talking about sports and the Dallas Cowboys. You will always be remembered by your family all of us cause you were always a great family man! The creator has you now continue to look upon us with ur funny grace keep us smiling. Keep your family close.I LOVE YOU UNCLE!Miranda Smith

Miranda Smith Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

I will cherish the memories and friendship with Manuel. The staged mine accidents and incidents for crew training were top quality and Manuels critique of the drills and followup will always be with all who were present. These memories are eternal! SEMPER FI

Mike Huddleston Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM