Daniel Duane Kimball, 61, passed away peacefully at North Hospice House Saturday, December 12, 2015. Daniel was born in Centerville, Iowa, on September 28, 1954. He was adopted in 1962 by Olin Vera Kimball.
He attended Corning High School where he loved wrestling and football. He was also active in his church, Corning Christian Church, where he loved to sing solo hymns.
Daniel met Shirley Figgins and they were married June 22, 1974. Together they had Daniels 3 daughters and were later divorced.
Daniel loved cars and driving fast! He spent several years racing street stock cars with his #57! When he wasnt working on his own, he loved doing demolition derbies and working on other racing friends cars. He was so proud to let his oldest daughter drive his race car down the Kimball farm drive when she was just 13. He proudly displayed his daughters names on his cars. Dan was an avid NASCAR fan, always cheering on Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also worked several years as a semi-truck driver for various trucking companies
He married Sandee Spencer and they were later divorced.
Daniel is survived by his parents Olin and Vera Kimball, Corning, his daughters Melissa Schad (Rick), Corning, Amy Kimball, Creston, Kelli Kraus (Casey), Stratford; eleven grandchildren, Mikel Hilton, Tayler Schad, Kami Hilton, Savanna Hilton, Austin Schad, Brandon Nimmo, Audri Nimmo, Kaitlyn Schad, Brittany Schad, Rylan Schad and Averi Schad. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Sobotka.
Daniel was preceded in death by his granddaughter Brianna Hilton, his brother in law, Robert Sobotka and grandparents Carl and Ida Mae Kimball and Edward Ollie Yearington.
Daniel and the family would like to thank the CVICU nurses and staff at North Kansas City Hospital and the hospice staff at Northcare Hospice for comforting Dan and his family during his final days.