Daniel Knutson was born to parents Donald and Katherine Knutson in February of 1948 in Garden Farms, Calif. 

He peacefully entered into Heaven on Dec. 8, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Danny, or as family called him, Butch, started school at Santa Margarita Elementary School before later moving with his family to Atascadero, where he continued until graduating from Atascadero High School in 1966.  

After graduation, he joined the Navy, where he served in Vietnam for four years.

He was married to his wife Lisa, in October of 1980 and they lived in Atascadero while raising their two children. 

Danny worked for Unocal, where he was the Corrosion Control Supervisor until retirement in 2012.

Since retirement, he and Lisa enjoyed their children, welcomed five grandchildren and also loved traveling. 

There will be a Celebration of his life Saturday, Dec. 21 at Atascadero Bible Church at 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, as he was loved by so many.

A barbecue reception will immediately follow.