Daniel G. "Dan" Atkinson, age 63 of Lancaster, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1957, the son of Grant and Irma (Hollenberger) Atkinson. Dan graduated Lancaster High School in 1975. After graduation, Dan owned the Texaco station and farmed with his father, Grant. On May 27, 1978, he was united in marriage to Cindy S. McCartney at the Lancaster United Methodist Church. He continued farming and purchased his parents' farm in 1998. In 2005, Dan and Cindy purchased River City Lanes in Fort Madison, IA, and later purchased Timber Lanes in Prairie du Chien. Most recently, Dan and his son, Craig, worked together to build a successful dairy goat operation. Dan enjoyed hunting, playing cribbage and a good (or bad) game of cards at Zippy's Brass Rail.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy; their children: Craig, Andrea, Erin (Jeff) Siedschlag, and Brian; 9 grandchildren: Amber, Ashley, Grant, Audrey, Timothy, Tshaun, Juniper, Eli and Owen; a great-granddaughter, Selena; his mother, Irma Atkinson; a sister, Kim; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Dan was preceded in death by his father, Grant.
In keeping with Dan's wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Family and friends may call on Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster. A celebration of Dan's life will follow at Zippy's Brass Rail, Lancaster.