Daniel K Post, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on July 15, 2023, in Marana, Arizona. Dan was born on March 11, 1940 to Orville Kelvin Post “Bum” and Gertrude Naegle Post in Tucson, Arizona. Dan is survived by his loving spouse of 59 years, Patricia Phelps Post, and their eleven children: Tricia Fuller, Jennifer Buette, Jon Post, Dan Post, Polly Post, Carol Christensen, Del Post, Emily Brown, Mariann Alexander, Laura Post, and Melissa Zupi as well as his two brothers, John M. Post and Howard E. Post. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marilyn Post Welker. Dan leaves behind 42 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
While Dan was born in Tucson, he was raised in the Binghampton area; a community established along the Rillito River in 1916 where families of his faith had settled. On the corner lot of Dodge and Ft. Lowell, his parents built and ran a feedstore; the OK Post’s Feed and Supply which is still in operation today. Dan loved Binghampton and the opportunity it gave him to have a wonderful childhood.
In addition to being a farmer, rancher, team roper and community leader, Dan was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had a passion for serving in his church. After graduating from the University of Arizona in Ag Sciences in 1965, Dan and Patricia lived in Hereford and then Winkleman until their move to Marana in 1970 where together they spent their days and years farming, ranching, serving in their church, and raising a family of 11 children. For the past 50 years, Dan was a dedicated community leader whose love for the Marana area prompted him to serve on various boards to ensure a great community for all. He served on the Cortaro Marana Irrigation Board, the Marana Western Heritage Association, and Marana Schools’ 2340 Foundation. No doubt his greatest service to the community was as a school board member for over 40 years in the Marana Unified School District.
A friend to all throughout his life, Dan touched the hearts of many through his generosity, service, and dedication to his family and faith. Dan was loved and cherished by family members and friends who will forever cherish the memories they shared with him.
The funeral service to honor Daniel K Post’s life will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the Marana LDS Chapel at 13555 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana, Arizona 85653. Public viewing is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am with funeral services starting at 12:00 pm. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Marana Mortuary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Marana Schools’ 2340 Foundation Scholarship of which Dan was a strong supporter and advocate.
We will cherish the fond memories of our husband, father, grandfather and friend, as well as his legacy of service and dedication to family and faith that will live on. May God be with you till we meet again.