Daniel J. Besler, of Milpitas, Calif., passed away at his home in Milpitas on Dec. 2, 2012, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Dan was born in Dubuque, on Oct. 5, 1950, a twin to brother Dick, son of Margene (Reiff) and Urban J. Besler of Hopkinton. He grew up in rural Hopkinton, graduated from Western Dubuque High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1971. He spent much of his adult life at sea and living on land in California. In 1989, Dan met the love of his life, Trina Villicana and they married in 1991. After 21 years of service, Dan retired from the Navy in 1992.
He was honored by a Veterans service at the National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. on Dec. 12. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, or any Veterans organization.
Local survivors include his sister Carol (Besler) and Brad Snell of North Liberty.