Daniel Keith Knudson, 86 of Nixa, passed away on June 24, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Daniel bravely and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Daniel was a United States Marine, serving as a Corporal and a helicopter specialist. While in the marines, Daniel met Evelyn Cook. They were married on May 8, 1954. After his time in the service, Daniel successfully ran many businesses. He ran a filling station with his brother, Jim, and he was also an electrician who owned and operated K&S Hardware. After moving to Branson West, Missouri, Dan and Evelyn owned and operated Evelyn’s daycare for nearly two decades.

He is survived by his daughter Judy, sons, John and Jerry; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Richard, and two sisters, Doris and Mary Ann.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Adams Funeral Home, in Nixa, Missouri.

Daniel will be laid to rest at Missouri Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.