Oct 04, 2021 3:34 PM

Daniel Verschage

Posted Oct 04, 2021 3:34 PM

 We just lost our adopted grandpa you could say.. we met him over 10 years ago when he was our neighbor and have taken care of him ever since.. he had absolutely no blood related family so we took him on trips, and to doctor appts, helped him shop, etc. We never were paid for helping him or being his caregivers and we did not want to be.. we are his only family for the last 10+ years. We celebrated all holidays and birthdays with him as well. He was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer about 2 months ago and suddenly passed away on Saturday morning in the hospital.

He had a small burial plan that he left to carry out his wishes of a beautiful service, burial, etc.. However upon planning his funeral yesterday, we discovered that it cost a lot. We are short a few hundred dollars for the actual funeral, and headstone, burial plot, etc.. We also have to clean out everything in his rental, which we are donating to the Arc of the Central Plains. We are suggesting his memorials go there as well as he loved to shop there. We will have expenses for cleaning the rental and disposing of lots of items as well.

People may have known him as the little man on the bike ... (he rode his three wheeled trike over town) but we knew him as Papa Dan! 

Donations can be made payable to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601, attention to Danial Verschage.