Jonathan (Jon) D. Danzer, age 42, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2019. He was the husband of Hannah Danzer, sharing 15 years of a fun filled life together.
Born on December, 24, 1976 in Helena, Mt he was raised by Michael and Bernice Danzer. Jon attended Capital High School in Helena where he spent his youth traveling around the state playing baseball and football, two sports that he was very passionate about. His teams were Chicago Bears, the New York Yankees, and the Florida State Seminals. Jon was a local business owner in Helena, owning and operating Center Stage Video, followed by Last Chance Sports.
Jon enjoyed anything and everything about sports. On any given summer evening you could find Jon down at Batch Fields, either playing or socializing with his large group of friends. He was an avid Dart player and grew very close with the Dart Community in Helena. He enjoyed hunting, skiing, fishing and everything involving the outdoors. In more recent years, you would find Jon traveling the state following his children, Lilli and Jaysen, playing a variety of sports including softball, baseball, soccer and basketball. Last year he had the pleasure of coaching the local small fry football team, Bob’s Valley Market, Raiders. He took great pride in being involved in the youth activities.
Jon had a true passion for cooking. He loved nothing more than creating a master meal, finding any reason to cook and please others. He loved hosting all family activities, as well as any opportunity to invite his friends and family over for every holiday, game night, super bowl party, or any instance that he could turn into a social occasion.
His favorite childhood memories that he cherished were spending time on the ranch in Dell, Mt with his grandpa, Gene Hildreth. There he enjoyed, shooting gophers, riding the four wheelers and helping his grandpa do chores.
One thing we all know for sure is that where ever Jon was, he was surrounded by friends. He was very protective of those he cared about. He was always there to lend a hand, give a hug, or flash his warm smile. His contagious laugh will always be remembered.
He is survived by his beloved Wife, Hannah Danzer, Daughter, Lilli Danzer(14), Son, Jaysen Danzer(11), Father, Michael Danzer, all of Helena; Birth mother, Anita Scheffelmear, Brothers Chad Scheffelmear of Idaho and Jesse Scheffelmear, of Lewistown and Sister, Jennifer Cade of Bozeman; Aunt Julie Glauber of Dillon, Uncle Craig Hildreth of Bozeman, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his Mother Ida Bernice of Helena; Grandparents, Bud and Artis Danzer of Denton; Grandparents, Bob and Bessie Hildreth of Dillon; Grandparents Gene and Winnie Hildreth of Dillon; Grandparents, Bill and Elsie McMannis of Dillon.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral home, 3750 N. Montana Ave. in Helena. A reception will follow the service at Eagles Bar, 801 N. Fee St. in Helena. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Jon are suggested to the Danzer Family Benefit Account at Valley Bank in Helena or by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/danzer-family-benefit. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Jon.