Lynn Wallace Dansie passed away peacefully on May 4, 2022, surrounded by several family members. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 13, 1935, to Wallace William Dansie and Helga Elizabeth Magdiel. He graduated from Granite High School and the University of Utah with a degree in Geological Engineering. While in college, he played the tenor saxophone in a dance band. Lynn married Merlene Wilde on June 25, 1955, in Paris, Idaho, and they had four sons together.
He loved the outdoors and adventures. He enjoyed a great career as a firefighter for the Salt Lake County Fire Department, retiring as a captain after 26 years. In addition to being a firefighter, he also pursued other careers. He loved riding his Goldwing motorcycle and went on many road trips. He loved camping, golfing, and building and flying radio-controlled airplanes. After he retired, he spent many summers serving at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo making pancakes. Most mornings, you could find him doing the Jumble in the Salt Lake Tribune. He loved music, especially country. Willie Nelson and the Man in Black (Johnny Cash) were a couple of his favorites. Often you would hear him whistling or singing a tune. He loved reciting the poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert W. Service.
He is survived by his sister, Jacqueline (Rex) Moulton, brothers Byron (Marcia) and Warren (Kristina), sons Kevin (Sue), Mark (Judy), Stephen (April), Kirk (Zamir), 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn, granddaughter Nicole, brother-in-law Rex, and sister-in-law Kristina.
Grandchildren: Angela (Rob) Hansen, Zoe Dansie, Jenna Dansie, Sadie Dansie, Seth Dansie and great-granddaughter Ellie Hansen.
A viewing will be held Thursday evening, May 12, 2022, from 6-8 PM at Holbrook Mortuary on 3251 S 2300 E, Millcreek, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Holbrook Mortuary beginning at 1 PM. A viewing will be held at 12 PM prior to the service. Interment to follow at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Millcreek, Utah.
We miss and love you Dad!