Daniel James "Danny" Otipoby, 37, of Ellinwood, Kan., died at 9:50 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend, Kan., from injuries received in a motorcycle verse deer accident, 2 miles east of Great Bend, Kansas on U.S. 56 Highway.
Daniel was born in Wichita, Kan., on Aug. 27, 1975, the son of Lucinda Marie (May) Jarvis and Jerry Chuck Otipoby.
Danny attended the Lincoln grade school in Wichita, Kan., Derby Middle School in Derby, Kan., and West High School in Wichita, Kan.
Danny started working for Mike's Steak House in Wichita, Kan., worked for the River City Kennels as a dog handler in Goddard, Kan., worked for KMW was a design engineer and was currently working for Primus Company as a design engineer both of Great Bend, Kan.
Danny enjoyed 3 gun competitive shooting, riding his cycle, fishing, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed a wide variety of things, and would try just about anything.
Surviving family members include his mother and stepfather, Cindy and Terry Jarvis, of McPherson, Kan.; his father, Chuck Otipoby, of Wichita, Kan.; his siblings, Ginger M. Otipoby and her husband Luke Shelley of Wichita, Kan., Jonas P. Otipoby and his wife Julie of Leander, Texas; his step-brothers, Dustin Jarvis and his wife Joanna, of Newton, Kan., Christopher Jarvis and his wife Kim, of Moundridge, Kan., and Matt Jarvis and his wife Kelli, of Moundridge, Kan.; his son Harley Scott, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; other relatives and a host of friends.
Daniel was preceded in death by an uncle, James May; his paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents.
The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kan., with Reverend H. Dick Reynolds, Jr., officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Midwest Transplant and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas.