Dan Wiltfong, 63, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 13, 2022. Dan was born on July 25, 1959 in Aurora, Nebraska to Dr. Phillip and Shirley (Wood) Wiltfong and was 1 of 5 children. He grew up in Aurora and attended Aurora High School, later receiving an Associate Degree from Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska.
Dan had many jobs, but his favorite was working at the Aurora Co-Op. When he wasn’t doing that, you could usually find him being an adventurous outdoorsman, who loved taking risks with any adventure he pursued. His many hobbies included fishing, spelunking, and hunting, or just playing a simple game of cards. He loved sharing his knowledge and love of fishing with younger family members and friends. Dan was a constant inventor, with a passion for finding a better way. He didn’t mind being a mystery and always marched to the beat of a different drum.
Dan was very loyal to family. He is preceded in death by his father Dr. Phillip Wiltfong, and his nephew John Carroll. He is survived by his mother Shirley, of Scottsdale, Arizona; his sisters Connie (Gene) Carroll, of Aurora, Colorado, Cathy (Steve) Lacy, of Des Moines, Iowa; his brothers Dean (DeAnn Case), of Del City, Oklahoma, Tom (Susan Braun), of Cave Creek, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Dan will be held at Westminster Village, 12000 N. 90th St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 on November 26th from 2-4 PM.
A graveside service will be held at Aurora Cemetery, 1309 NE-14, Aurora, Nebraska 68818 on December 17th at 11:30 AM with a lunch to follow at United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street, Aurora, Nebraska 68818.