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In Memory of

Daniel William Ness

June 27, 1952 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Daniel William Ness, 62, departed this life Thursday, March 26 at home surrounded by his family.Dan was born June 27, 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Gerald and Darlene Ness. Dan was the 2nd of 6 children. Dan loved baseball and started his college baseball career at Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, Iowa. After being recruited by Ron Maestri, he transferred to the University of New Orleans and played 2nd base for the UNO Privateers. In 1975, Dan graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He...

Daniel William Ness, 62, departed this life Thursday, March 26 at home surrounded by his family.Dan was born June 27, 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Gerald and Darlene Ness. Dan was the 2nd of 6 children. Dan loved baseball and started his college baseball career at Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, Iowa. After being recruited by Ron Maestri, he transferred to the University of New Orleans and played 2nd base for the UNO Privateers. In 1975, Dan graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He continued his education at Western Illinois, where he served as a graduate assistant baseball coach. He graduated in 1977 with a master’s degree in Sports Administration. Dan made his home in New Orleans since 1972. Dan was an entrepreneur and headed a successful oilfield business. Most of all Dan loved to entertain his family and friends. He was generous and lavish in his entertaining. Dan had a booming voice and a big personality that kept people in his presence entertained.Dan is survived by his children Megan (Gus) Torres, Erin Ness, Dante Ness; 2 grandchildren, Tyler and Riley. He is also survived by his father, Gerald Ness, his sisters, Norrie (Bob) Moeckel & Lanny (Steve) Van Voren & his brother, Gordon. Dan is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Dan was preceded in death by his mother, Darlene & his brothers, Ricky and Ronnie. Visitation will be held from 1-2pm on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home with the Funeral Mass to follow at 2pm. A memorial service will also be held in Rapid City, South Dakota at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UNO Baseball Team.



Donations mailed to:



Privateer Athletic Association – Baseball restricted



Attn: Coach Ron Maestri



6601 Franklin Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122



Arrangements entrusted to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.