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Maurice L. Dahncke

Mr. Maurice L. Dahncke of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:12 A.M.  He had attained the age of 83 years and 10 days.

Maurice was born on January 28, 1938 in Oakdale, IL, the son of Thomas S. and Margaret M. (nee Kerr) Dahncke.  He was united in marriage to Marietta McCance on June 9, 1962 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia, IL and she survives his passing.

Maurice worked for the Department of Defense in the Defense Logistic Department for many years until his retirement.  He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville and the Nashville Lions Club.  Maurice enjoyed mowing the grass and doing yard work.  He was very proud of his grandchildren and loved watching them in all of their sporting activities.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Marietta Dahncke of Nashville, IL; three children, Gregory Dahncke and wife Dayna of Jerseyville, IL, Marc Dahncke and wife Tiffany of Murray, KY and Julia Riechmann and husband Kevin of Okawville, IL; nine grandchildren, Katie Dahncke, Scot Proksha, Christian, Nolan, Brendan and Ian Dahncke and Tyler, Logan and Ethan Riechmann; five brothers and sisters, Mary McClay and husband Larry of Oakdale, IL, Alice Kniker of St. Charles, MO, Tom Dahncke and wife Kathy, Judy Doehring and husband Tony, and Allan Dahncke and wife Rhonda all of Nashville, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Nathan Kniker.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, IL on Saturday, February 13, 2021 with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating.  Interment will follow in the St. Ann New Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Saturday from 10 AM until 11:30 AM. COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, face coverings required, and social distancing implemented, with a limited number of visitors in the funeral home at any time. Please be respectful of time so other visitors may pay their respects to the family.

Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials can be made to the Nashville Lions Club or the St. Ann Catholic School and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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