Memorial services for Dan Thoeny, age 63, of Glasgow, Montana who died on April 21, 2021, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, will be held via videoconferencing at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021. For information on how to attend please call (406)-230-1719.
Daniel Howard Thoeny was born on July 9th, 1957 in Inglewood California to Art and Lois Thoeny. The family lived for a short time in California before moving back to Glasgow in 1958. In the years that followed, he was blessed with three brothers and two sisters. They moved to Libby in the spring of 1971. Dan was dedicated and baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 22, 1972. He graduated from Libby High School in 1975 and returned to Glasgow after graduation. He lived with his uncle and aunt, Kenny and Deloris Farquhar, until he married Gloria Hoyer on November 22, 1975 in Glasgow where they resided together ever since. They welcomed their first daughter Andrea, in 1977 and Dawn Marie in 1981.
Dan was well known in the community as a fair, hard-working man who took pride in quality craftsmanship. To many of his loyal clients, it was worth the wait to have him do construction projects on their homes. His quiet manner was also a defining characteristic. Sometimes he struggled with this, viewing it as a personality flaw when he couldn’t express himself like he wanted to. However, as was demonstrated by his life, actions can speak louder than words. His family and friends knew his love, as he was the guy to go to, whether it be for a listening ear, help with a project, or the occasional search and rescue from the wilderness.
Dan also had a strong faith. He shared his faith with others and spent himself on behalf of those in his local congregation, as well as volunteering in construction of places of worship for many years. He enjoyed that work the most- doing what he loved for the purpose that he cherished. He made many dear friends from places near and far by giving of himself in this way.
Dan’s hope is expressed in Revelation 21:4, where it speaks of God, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” His family shares this hope and draws comfort in the future fulfillment of this promise.
Survivors include: his wife of 45 years Gloria (Hoyer) Thoeny; daughter Andrea (Thoeny) Taylor and her husband Ken and their daughter and his only granddaughter, Mercedes; daughter Dawn Marie (Thoeny) Johnson and her husband Jurgen; his father, Art Thoeny of Libby, Montana; siblings, Mike Thoeny and his wife, Michele, of Libby, Judi (Thoeny) Brown and her husband, Brad, of Seattle, Washington, Sharlene (Thoeny) Barnette and her husband, Tren, of Tucson, Arizona, Brian Thoeny and his wife, Taunya, of Seattle, Washington and Ben Thoeny and his wife, Becky, of Glasgow, Montana as well as many nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.