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Danny McMillin

November 27, 1940 — March 11, 2024

Danny L McMillin, 83, of Lemoyne, passed away on March 11, 2024, at his home.

Danny was born on November 27, 1940, to LeAnne Annabelle Price McMillin. He graduated from Golden High School with a class of 1959.

Danny entered the US Navy in 1959. Danny served until 1961, receiving his Honorable Discharge after achieving the rank of Yeoman Third Class.

Danny would eventually marry; he and Roberta McMillin were blessed with two sons, Scott and Danny.

Following his tenure in the Navy, Danny embarked on a 15-year engineering career with Coors, contributing significantly to the design of the stackable aluminum can. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish an international enterprise, specializing in the design and construction of can manufacturing facilities for breweries worldwide. Danny's professional journey took him to numerous countries, including China, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand, allowing him to travel more extensively than many ever have the opportunity to do. At the age of 45, Danny chose to retire.

An adventurous spirit, Danny once retrieved a boat from Lake Dillon in Colorado and navigated it all the way to Cabo San Lucas to participate in a Marlin fishing tournament. His prowess earned him first place, a moment celebrated on ESPN as he received his prize. Retirement afforded Danny the leisure to enjoy extended stays in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. However, his longstanding connection with Lake McConaughy, dating back to the late 1970s, culminated in his decision to settle there permanently in 2013, following his wife Gerry's passing. Over the years, he earned seven Master Angler awards, a testament to his passion for fishing and the outdoors.

Danny was known for his generosity and readiness to assist those in need. He took immense pride in his granddaughter, often sharing stories about her with great enthusiasm. His deep connections with friends and the community at Lake McConaughy were a source of joy and fulfillment. Danny's absence will be profoundly felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His love for socializing, coupled with his appreciation for the Lake McConaughy lifestyle, were integral parts of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Gerry McMillin.

Survivors include his sons, Scott McMillin and Danny D. McMillin, stepsons Joey Cunningham and Jerry Cunningham, along with their spouses Dawn, Amanda, and JC, granddaughter Lilly McMillin, and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in his memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at

A celebration of life will be held on a date to be announced. Inurnment will be in the Arthur Cemetery.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is assisting the family.

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