MSG Daniel R. Rael June 10, 1929 – March 12, 2012 Affectionately known as Dano, Grandpa, and Uncle Danny, passed away on March 12, 2012, at the Joni Fair Hospice House. He valiantly battled cancer. Daniel was born in Pueblo, Colo., graduated from Central High School and Pueblo Junior College (PCC). He served in the Colorado National Guard (US Army) for 30 years, and earned the rank of Master Sergeant (E8). He served with others in the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). He worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years as well, from which he retired. Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Angelina; his son, John R Rael, Pueblo; daughters, Joan D. Hall (Chris Ortiz) Pueblo; and Lori A. (Stephen) Pratt of Aurora; special niece, Priscilla (Tim) Lafebre; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews… Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph J. and Josephine A Rael; grandmother, Grace A. Rael; son, Anthony Rael; grandson, Michael D. Rael; granddaughter, Tara L. Ortiz; and daughter-in-law, Nancy E. Rael. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at St Joseph Church, 1145 Aspen Rd., Pueblo, with reception following at the parish hall. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. You were a wonderful neighbor! I knew you my whole life! I miss seeing you working in your yard! There are some neighbors that almost feel like family and you and Angie always did.

  2. Daddy,
    I don’t know where to begin. You were always there for me no matter what. I couldn’t have had a better Daddy. I miss you so much. I just wish that one day I could find love like the love you and Mom had. You could just look at the two of you and know that you loved each other truly and that there could be no one else. You did everything for us as we grew, had children and lost children. You were my rock. I love you Daddy.

  3. Daddy,
    I don’t know where to begin. You were always there for me no matter what. I couldn’t have had a better Daddy. I miss you so much. I just wish that one day I could find love like the love you and Mom had. You could just look at the two of you and know that you loved each other truly and that there could be no one else. You did everything for us as we grew, had children and lost children. You were my rock. I love you Daddy.

  4. Daddy,
    I don’t know where to begin. You were always there for me no matter what. I couldn’t have had a better Daddy. I miss you so much. I just wish that one day I could find love like the love you and Mom had. You could just look at the two of you and know that you loved each other truly and that there could be no one else. You did everything for us as we grew, had children and lost children. You were my rock. I love you Daddy.

  5. Daddy,
    I don’t know where to begin. You were always there for me no matter what. I couldn’t have had a better Daddy. I miss you so much. I just wish that one day I could find love like the love you and Mom had. You could just look at the two of you and know that you loved each other truly and that there could be no one else. You did everything for us as we grew, had children and lost children. You were my rock. I love you Daddy.

  6. Daddy,
    I don’t know where to begin. You were always there for me no matter what. I couldn’t have had a better Daddy. I miss you so much. I just wish that one day I could find love like the love you and Mom had. You could just look at the two of you and know that you loved each other truly and that there could be no one else. You did everything for us as we grew, had children and lost children. You were my rock. I love you Daddy.

  7. Aunt Angie and Family. I’m am very sorry I just found out about Uncle Danny he was Love very much by Me and my Family. Every time I Seen Him he Always had that Beautiful Smile and of course he had a joke to tell. Even up until the last time I cut his hair before he left he had a joke to tell. My Heart goes out to you and your
    family And I will Pray that God gives you the peace and Comfort you need at this time. Again I’m Very sorry I will miss him
    Love Always Becky

  8. TO THE RAEL FAMILY,I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS,MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYER ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.GOD BLESS

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Daniel’s passing. I have such good memories of him, and I deeply appreciated his love and support when my dad (Hank Rael, Sr.) was in hospice. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Loring Abeyta

  10. I’m sorry to hear about Uncle Danny. I pray for comfort and strenth for you Auntie,John,Joan and Lori. May God Bless you all.

  11. Dad,
    Where do I start? What do I say? Thank you for all that you provided to our family. There are very few men that deserve being called Dad or Daddy and you set that bar that cannot be reached by many. You were a strong, devoted and respectful man that loved your family and placed them first for everything and anything. Your love and respect for mom was your life. Most people can never know love or be loved like the two of you knew. Your patience with people and acceptance of many can’t be measured.

    I am proud to be your son and will miss you dearly. I Love You Dad….

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