ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Daniel Mark Kartchner.
Retired Staff Sergeant Daniel Mark Kartchner, 66, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021, at his home in Sumner, Washington from a very short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, October 9, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 512 Valley Avenue in Sumner, Washington. A private burial will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. Arrangements are being made by the Curnow Funeral Home. Dan is the son of the late Dean Kartchner and Geraldine Loyd Kring. He was born on July 12, 1955, in Palmdale, California. He attended Auburn High School, graduating in 1973, and immediately joined the United States Army. He served in the Armed Forces for over forty years and engaged in multiple overseas deployments, including Operation Iraqi Freedom. He finished up his military career as a Vessel Master, which he loved dearly. Later in life, he earned his Associates's Degree from Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. His employment came from many diverse industries including shipyards, truck driving, and Boeing. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1974, Daniel married Debra Kay Murdock. They were later divorced. On January 13, 2018, he married Oredolapo “Dolly” Oyindamola Ojo in Uyo, Nigeria. He is survived by his wife, Dolly of Sumner; four sons and six daughters, Shannon (Kelly) Hudson of Alaska, Eva (David) Rodarte, Adam (Amy) Kartchner, Deanna (Donald) Nussbaum, Crystal Shaw, Helaman Kartchner, Lucy Kartchner, and Daniel “DJ” Kartchner all from Washington along with Veronica Akinwande and Oluwafunmike Kartchner from Nigeria. He had thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandson. Also survived by brothers, David Kartchner, Steven Kartchner and sisters, Kathy Garman (Russ) and Kristi Anderson, along with Brother-in-law Scott Swanson, all from Washington. He is preceded in death by his parents Dean (Reba) Kartchner and Geri (Rudy) Kring and sister Karen Swanson. Our family wishes to thank everyone for their love, support, and generosity during the loss of our husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa. We are going to miss him and can’t wait to be with him again forever.
We will remember him forever.
Posted by Oredolapo Oyindamola Kart... on November 11, 2021
Happy veteran's day Ifemi. It's your first one on the other side of the veil; I sure do know you'll enjoy it. We're grateful for your patriotic spirit and service to your father's land. Missing you is an understatement!!!
Posted by Joseph Igwe on October 19, 2021
God be with you till we meet again! Daddy I really miss you so much and it has dawned on me that I will never get to see you in this life again. The plan of salvation is my greatest hope of getting to see you again. I and my wife still remember all the love and time we spent together in Uyo and Calabar. You are my greatest model and mentor. I could not get to learn all that I needed to learn from you. But I know that God's plan will always be the best for all of us.

We love you so much dad...
Posted by Beverly Rutherford on October 13, 2021
Beautiful tribute to Dan. May you find comfort and peace in your life experiences with him. 
Posted by Utibe Bassey Udoaka on October 9, 2021


I am grateful to Heavenly Father who made our path to cross. Such a simple and friendly soul you were. Never a dull moment with you. Thank you for your show of love towards me and my family, waiting with your wife for me to come out of theatre and ensuring I was safe gave me a big sense of love. I am grateful for the fun we had while you were in Nigeria. I wished you had stayed a little longer for my friend but Heavenly Father knows it better. Farewell Daniel
God be with you till we meet again.
Posted by Oredolapo Oyindamola Kart... on October 8, 2021
Ifemi, I am happy you are no more in pain. As hard as it is to let go, I know that you are in a better place. I am grateful for the love we shared, the family we have, the plan of salvation, and the gift of atonement.
You left me with a lot of responsibilities, and I promise you that I will give them my best. Sleep on my love, friend, gist partner, husband, and companion. We will tell DJ what an icon of love and patriotism you are.

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Posted by Oredolapo Oyindamola Kart... on November 11, 2021
Happy veteran's day Ifemi. It's your first one on the other side of the veil; I sure do know you'll enjoy it. We're grateful for your patriotic spirit and service to your father's land. Missing you is an understatement!!!
Posted by Joseph Igwe on October 19, 2021
God be with you till we meet again! Daddy I really miss you so much and it has dawned on me that I will never get to see you in this life again. The plan of salvation is my greatest hope of getting to see you again. I and my wife still remember all the love and time we spent together in Uyo and Calabar. You are my greatest model and mentor. I could not get to learn all that I needed to learn from you. But I know that God's plan will always be the best for all of us.

We love you so much dad...
Posted by Beverly Rutherford on October 13, 2021
Beautiful tribute to Dan. May you find comfort and peace in your life experiences with him. 
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Shared by Jailene Fergus De David on November 16, 2021
My Dear Oredolapo and Daniel's love was special and real, the only family that reminded me how important it is to live the gospel day by day, they are a great example for my Life. During my time staying with them There was not a day  that  they did not read or pray before sleeping as a family. ♥️ Am Gratefull.

Dear Kartchner Has left the best example.

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