Daniel Earl Zukle
Daniel Earl Zukle departed this life on November 17, 2022. He was born in Los Angeles, the second child of Dennis M. and Lena Bell “Toni” (Gyles) Zukle. The “son of a son of a fireman” as he used to say, Daniel joined this world with an intense curiosity and love of life. One of his best qualities was his desire and ability to make those he loved feel important by just spending time with them. When asked how he was doing, Daniel always responded, “Best day of my life!” Every day was a new “best day” for Daniel and his enthusiasm was infectious.
Daniel has many lifelong friends from Arlington Elementary to his North High days in Torrance. He worked all of his adult career in the grocery industry and has maintained close relationships with many of his coworkers over the years as well.
Daniel’s real love was always music. He has performed in many bands throughout the past 40 years, most recently with ToN – Ton of Noise out of the South Bay.
Daniel was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Shauna, son, Sean and foster son, Axel. He also leaves two brothers and a sister: Denis, John and Karen, as well as 18 nieces and nephews, one great-niece and one great-nephew, and several uncles, aunts and cousins. Daniel dearly loved all his family members and had a unique way of making each feel special.
Daniel loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, and believed in the Resurrection through Christ’s atonement. Although we will miss Daniel immensely, we know we will see him again and look forward to our reunion with him in the next life.
Funeral Services for Daniel will be held Saturday, November 26th at 10 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8702 Atlanta Ave in Huntington Beach, with a viewing before from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at that same location.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on behalf of Daniel to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund, the official charity of the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association.