Lee Danyluk, 80, died May 23, 2011, at home after a long battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., to Michael and Margaret Thomas Danyluk.
While serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he met the love of his life, Janet Grant. They married June 1, 1952, settled in Kansas in 1962 to raise a family and continued his 30-year career as a teacher, administrator and golf coach for USD 405, Lyons.
Lee earned his bachelor of science degree at McPherson College and his masters at Fort Hays State University.
Lee was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lyons and a member of the Kansas Golf Association. He is survived by his wife, Janet of the home; sons Kent Danyluk, Sterling, Kelly Danyluk, Hutchinson; daughters Kate Danyluk, Anchorage, Alaska, Kerri Danyluk, Sterling; half-brothers Chuck Harter, Brian Harter and Jeff Harter, all of McPherson; half-sister Cherryl Harter, McPherson; grandchildren Danielle Sauer, Denver, Elliott Larsen and Avery Larsen, Anchorage, Alaska, Parker Danyluk and  Pryce Danyluk, Hutchinson.
Lee realized personal success as a golfer by becoming one of the top local amateurs in Central Kansas by winning many invitationals multiple times. He achieves 13 hole-in-ones with each of his children witnessing at least one. Known by his students and players as Mr. “D”, Lee was able to pass his skill and knowledge of the game on to his players and the many individuals he worked with throughout his lifetime. Lee’s compassion for teaching and golf created bonds that continue today. Because of this passion the family asks that memorials go to the Lyons Golf Program in care of the Birzer Funeral Home. To honor the long-standing “Noon Group” tee time at the Lyons Town and Country Club, memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the United Methodist Church in Lyons with Rev. Quentin Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Lyons Municipal Cemetery with military honors by U.S. Air Force. Visitation will be held at the Birzer Funeral Home,  Lyons, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.