William Daniel (Dan) Heuck was born in Boise, Idaho on July 16, 1936. He grew up in Nampa, Idaho at 311 14th Avenue South. Dan was the son of Dr. Clarence L. and Cleo Ruth Heuck. After the death of Clarence Heuck, Cleo remarried to Dr. Samuel A. Swayne, who Dan looked on as a most beloved father. Dan graduated from Nampa High School, Browns Military Academy in San Diego California, and Florida State University at Tallahassee, Florida.
Dan served in the US Navy, stationed at Jacksonville, Florida where he met and married Lavonne McCall. Dan was a Parole and Probation officer for the State of Florida. He was Regional Claims Manager at Safeco Insurance in Seattle, Washington for 28 years. He served as Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America. As a youth he was a boy scout and proud of it. For the past 21 years he has owned and operated Dan’s Ferry Service at Walter’s Ferry, Idaho.
Dan enjoyed Silver City on his days off. He never grew tired of enjoying the view from his deck. The house was often being worked on by his nephew Jim Hyslop and friends Dave Wilper and Pete Burrill. Sitting on the deck watching them and listening to their banter was such a pleasure to him. Dan was a devoted husband and father. His wife, children and grandchildren thought he was extraordinary. Dan is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lavonne, his son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Rose Heuck and granddaughter, Faith. His daughter and son-in-law Samantha and Steven Horst and his granddaughter’s Gillian, Elisabeth and Cleo. He is also survived by his sister Betty Keith, brother-in-law Ted and their family, his brother Bruce Swayne, sister-in-law Andrea and their family, his sister Julie Hyslop and her family and his sister Phyllis Thomas, brother-in-law Harold and their family. He is also survived by the very special employees at Dan’s Ferry service, without whose dedication the store would not survive. He is also survived by the many customers and friends who he truly valued and loved. Among them are special friends Jim and Lita Hoagland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan’s memory can be made to the Silver City Fire Department, Murphy-Reynolds Wilson Fire Department, or the Melba Fire Department. There will be no public funeral. Friends and family are invited to pay respects at a viewing Thursday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Avenue South, Nampa. To share a memory of Dan or to offer condolences to Dan’s family please visit www.alsipfuneralchapel.com