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Daniel Steven Pritchard

Daniel Steven Pritchard passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

Danny was born on October 9, 1989, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The family moved to Sioux City in 1990 where Danny attended school until he graduated from North High School in 2008. He enjoyed art and music, was a member of the band, was on the cross-country team and became an avid runner the past couple years. Danny enjoyed camping with trips to the Boundary Waters, Sea Base, Philmont and summer camp at Lewis and Clark. He earned his Eagle Scout award as a senior in high school. In 2014 he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture and chose to work for Confluence in Kansas City and transferred to their office in Des Moines in 2020.

Danny will be loved forever by his family. He is survived by his parents John and Kathy Pritchard of Sioux City, his brother John Pritchard (Samantha) of Chicago, his sister Anna Pritchard of Des Moines and his sister Elizabeth Lang (Wade) and niece Millie Lang of Kansas City, and long-time girlfriend Kailee Allen and her brothers of the Des Moines area.

The family honored Danny together in a private service and will celebrate with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family of Daniel Pritchard through their fundraiser campaign found at this link: https://gofund.me/d08af34f. Any other donations may be directed to the family of Daniel Pritchard, c/o Ernst Funeral Home, 80 N.E. Dartmoor Drive, P.O. Box 986, Waukee, IA 50263.


I was so privelidged to call Danny my friend. For a guy with such amazing talent, he was so graciously humble and very dear to my heart. We were studio partners at ISU and eventually roommates my last year on Main Street in Ames.

I am deeply saddened at his passing but am so grateful I got to spend time with him in the Ozarks this summer.

I love Danny so much. I will always remember him as an artist I admired and as one of my most cherished friends.

You are missed, Danielson...

Joshua Arguello Nov 16 2021 9:45 PM

Danny was such a special human in every way. Holding all of you in my heart, wished to be there Saturday. Love, Paige

Paige Jensen Nov 16 2021 8:40 PM

Dan and Kathy,
My heart goes out to you. Memories of the YMCA when the kids were little, band, and sports. Tears... hugs... Kim Porter

Kim Porter Nov 15 2021 11:51 PM

John. I just heard. My deepest sympathies.

Mitzi Chizek Nov 14 2021 9:57 PM

John and Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of Daniel's death. May God be with you and the family.

Deb and Jerry Hale Nov 14 2021 1:10 PM

To the Pritchard Family;
Sending our condolences , thoughts, and prayers, during this very difficult time.
Love, Karen & Bob Sauve

Karen & Bob Sauve Nov 14 2021 9:03 AM

John and Kathy, my Thoughts and Prayers are with you . Linda Hughes

Linda Hughes Nov 13 2021 1:55 PM

Danny is so loved and will be missed. He was quiet yet never refused to give me a hug. I wanted one of his drawings. We enjoyed him coming to stay with cousins to paintball, boat, or go tubing. A favorite memory was Danny eating most of the bbq ribs and several ears of sweet corn after tubing and him just smiling when the rest wanted some. Rest in peace Danny!

Aunt Sheila Nov 13 2021 12:22 PM

My nephew, Danny, was a quiet, gentle soul with such amazing talent. Through all the years of visiting his family when kids where small, he always gave time to hang out with my kids, his much younger cousins. Once my 2-yr old son Camden had disappeared for a couple of hours. I figured he was just hanging out with all the kids and I didn´t worry. Pretty soon here came 10-year-old Danny asking ¨Can I stop playing with Camden now?¨ Little did we know that, without being told, Danny played older cousin and entertained a 2 year old for two hours. That was his spirit; kind and gentle. When my daughter, Kendra, and then later Camden, graduated from college, I asked Danny to create a picture for them. I had no idea what, just something that would represent the respective professions. His imagination and creativity resulted in beautiful pieces of art. We will miss him dearly and we will love him forever.

Colleen Carroll Nov 12 2021 12:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel Pritchard

Tom Petty Nov 11 2021 5:56 PM

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