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Albert Joseph Dane ~ Beloved Family Man and Friend ~ Had a twinkle in his eye & a smile to share

Albert Joseph Dane ~ December 7, 1941 – December 15, 2021
Albert Dane passed away on December 15, 2021 in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 80. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Albert Joseph Dane was born on December 7, 1941 to Bud Paul and Donalda Theresa Dane in Ukiah, California. The family relocated to Mason Valley when he was a young boy. Al was the oldest of five children.

In 1963, Al married Judy Behan; they had four girls together. Lisa Dane, Theresa Lupori, Missy Huntley and Mindy Loll.

Al started his career in mining at Anaconda in 1960 and continued there until the mine closed in 1978. He continued his career in mining at several mines in Virginia City, the Buckskin Mine in Douglas County, and FMC in Gabbs, Nevada until his retirement in 2001. Al loved the great outdoors and spent many hours hunting, fishing, metal detecting and exploring the hills with his family.

Al is survived by his wife Judy and four daughters. Lisa Dane, Theresa Lupori (Wayne Pederson), Missy Huntley (Scott), Mindy Loll (Harry). He had nine grandchildren who adored their Papa. They are Jeff Waldaias, Tyler Waldaias, Alexa Lupori, Simon Lupori, Gloria Pederson, Derek Huntley, Ryan Huntley, Hailey Loll and Marcus Loll. He also was the proud Papa of eight great-grandchildren, with another on the way. He is also survived by two sisters Judy Mikudik (Jim) and Vicky Newell (Danny), sister-in-law Sue Dane and numerous nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents and his siblings Donna Dane, Frank Dane and grand-daughter Jessica Waldaias.

In honor of Al’s wishes, no services will be held. Family and friends are invited to sign his online guest book at

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home, 25 Hwy 208 Yerington, Nevada 89447 (775) 463-2911

Scott Huntley wrote:
Not just my Father In-law, Al Dane 12/7/41-12/15/21 is more to me. I have two Dads: Jim Bagley and Al Dane. No need to console me I’ve been lucky. He wasn’t perfect and neither am I. He was like a Dad.
There is a difference between a father and a Dad.
A father is biological
A Dad is real.
A father says goodbye
A Dad stays nearby.
A father says “NO”
A Dad says “Anytime.”
A father doesn’t care
A Dad is always there.
A father never calls
A Dad always talks.
Always remember the difference between a Father and A Dad.
A father is worth nothing
A Dad is worth millions.
Al I am thankful for the lessons given over spent bullets, dusty trails, cold Buds, and pat on the back. The treasures given of places few visit and the love for nature.
Al is in both these pictures and he always will be there for us at so many places including the heart. I got to thank Al a few days back and I keep remembering back.
Thanks to all the Danes too. “What a cool family, “Al would say”. Then his smile and twinkle in his eye.
Love you guys.