Garden Chapel

Dante Peter Vitullo, Jr.

October 15, 2007
Des Moines, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Friday, October 19, 2007
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Begins at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, October 18, 2007
Family will be present 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Dante (Danny) Peter Vitullo, Jr.

June 30, 1955 - October 15, 2007

Danny Vitullo was born to Dante Peter and Berniece Collette (Sullivan) Vitullo, Sr. on June 30, 1955 in Huntington Beach, California.

He passed away Monday, October 15, 2007 at the Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of fifty-two.

The family lived in various locations in the United States -- Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Southern California. Danny completed his high school education at the Garden Grove High School in Garden Grove, California. He entered the United States Army on September 28, 1973 and was discharged September 21, 1976.

On October 25, 1975 Dante III was born to Danny and his first wife, Linda Lackey.

On September 8, 1979 Danny was united in marriage with Kathy Denise Samuelson in Urbandale, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Michelle, Gina, and Jenny.

At the time of his death, Danny was a member of the United Methodist Church in Pella. He had been employed as a truck driver, a chef, and a salesman. He received the Rookie of the Year honor in Palm Harbor. Danny enjoyed music by the Beatles, being a great father and grandfather, and his favorite place was Laguna Beach, California.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Kathy; two sons: Dante III and his wife, Jeanette of California, Jeremy and his fiancé, Jess of Des Moines; three daughters: Michelle and her boyfriend, Ron Van Vark of Pella, Gina and her husband, Richard Villalobos of Pella, Jenny and her husband, Simon Vos of Pella; ten grandchildren: Dante IV, Dreghan Vitullo, Caleb Vitullo, Lily Villalobos, Sidnie Van Vark, Tori Van Vark, Rylie Van Vark, Faith Vitullo, Hope Vos, Kylie Villalobos; one sister: Kathleen Preston of Garden Grove, California; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Samuelson of Pella and his sister-in-law Kris and Ed Van Wyk.
Those preceding Danny in death are: his parents; two brothers: Jim and Jack Sullivan; a granddaughter: Drehgan Vitullo; and his father-in-law: Darwin Samuelson.

Danny's wish was that all those
who have not signed up as an organ donor
do so as a memorial to him.

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