Daniel J. Brace, 52, of Winthrop, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
He was born Aug. 14, 1964, in Manchester, Iowa, the son of Clair and Pauline (Turley) Brace. He graduated from East Buchanan Community Schools in Winthrop, Class of 1982. Daniel married Michelle King in 1987, but later divorced in 2001. He worked for the CRANDIC Railroad for much of his life.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved helping his friends and neighbors dearly.
Daniel is survived by his two children, Tad (Tasha) Brace of Cedar Falls and Alexa (Scott) Gentz of Jesup; two brothers, Richard (Connie) of Cedar Rapids and Jim (Joan) of Winthrop; two sisters, Judy (Don) Wulfekuhle and Janet (Jon) Isham of Independence; and two grandchildren.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Clair (1985); mother, Pauline (2014); and a sister in infancy, Julianne Brace.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence. Friends are encouraged to wear Iowa Hawkeyes or Chicago Cubs attire to the visitation. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Instead of flowers, please make donations to the Daniel J. Brace Memorial Fund at Veridian Credit Union, 1900 Third Ave. SE, Independence, IA 50644.
To leave an online condolence, please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.