He was the husband of Sandi (Droppers) Hayes and they shared 47 years together.
With one quarter left until graduation, he was drafted into the U. Navy, joining other members of the Great Generation, serving from 1944-1946.Through her youth, she herded sheep, worked as a housekeeper, candeled eggs on a chicken farm, as a laundress at Ft. Gladys finally ended up working at the home of Tello and Lisa Peterson, where she met Harvey Peterson. They farmed at Opal, in Meade County, living in the sod house on the Harvey Talley ranch.In 1939, they moved to Sturgis for a short time, then to Faith, then returning to Opal. Gladys said she always wished for a house with a lot of bedrooms, so in 1961 they moved to Faith and purchased the West Hotel. ) They ran the hotel for 20 years and farmed north of Faith.He will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to helping others and his love for life and family.Danny was always the life of the party and was always making people laugh.