The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


January 24, 2014

Daniel Ray Beaver

WESTVILLE — Daniel Ray Beaver, 30, of Westville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home.

He was born Jan. 8, 1984, in Danville, the son of Gary and Julie (Ferrante) Beaver.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Julie Beaver of Westville; his son, Dan Beaver; his brother, Brian (Tammy) Beaver of Rowland Heights, Calif.; his grandmothers, Mabel Boernson of Danville and Irene Smelser of Westville; his aunts and uncles, Tony (Cathy) Ferrante of Paris, Kevin (Carla) Ferrante of Indiana, Kyle Ferrante of Indiana, Gene (Linda) Zick of Greenville, and Charles Beaver of Danville; his many cousins, including Addy and Lexi McDaniel; his special friends, Tira Atkison, Ashland Hawkins and Dakota Terry; and his four-legged friend, Ginger.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Virgil Ferrante and Earl Beaver; and his grandmother, Marge Beaver.

Dan loved spending time with his family and his son, Dan. He enjoyed being outdoors and hiking and taking his son to the park as well as listening to music. He had a very good artistic talent and liked to draw. He attended Home Gardens Church of the Nazarene and later Southside Church of the Nazarene. Dan loved to try to help others and had a heart of gold. He will be deeply missed.

A private family service will be held. Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at

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