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Danny Free – Metz Mortuary

    Danny Free
    Danny Lee Free, age 75 of York, NE died Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at York. He was born January 27, 1946 in Fairbury, NE to Henry and Viola (Krause) Free. On October 31, 1965, Dan was united in marriage to Betty Cline in Hebron, NE.

    ​Dan had previously managed a carpet cleaning business, was a partner/owner at Lifetime Homes, and even sold vacuums. He was a member of the Eagles and Elks Clubs in York. He enjoyed collecting antiques, fishing and hunting, going to casinos, and Husker Football. Family was very important to Dan, and he especially loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    He is survived by his wife Betty of York, son Chan Free (Lori Spanier) of Sauk Rapids, MN and daughter Jodi (Ed) Jones of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren: Ashley (Michael) Whitaker, Nolan Jones, and Skylar Jones, and great grandchildren: Kashton, Hendrix, Paisley, Berkley Whitaker. He is also survived by brothers-in-law: David Cline, Marty (Carla) Cline, Gary (Michelle) Cline, and Jack Mumford; sisters-in-law: Marsha Rekart, Nancy (Dale) Hoops, and Becky (Dave) Wiedel, step-mother Marietta Free, step-brothers Larry (Dorcas) Judy and David (Deb) Judy; and many nieces, nephews and a friend, who is considered family, Jim Jose.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law Paul and Mary Cline, sisters Marilynn Free and Carol Mumford, sister-in-law Diana Cline, brother-in-law Kim Rekart, and nephews Eric Rekart and Larry Holtzen.

    Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Metz Chapel, York. Inurnment will be held that afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery, Hebron. Cremation. No viewing or visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. 

    ​Danny’s service will be webcast live on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook Page.


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