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  • Daniel Bruce Enderle, 48

  • Gifted musician
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  • We are sad to announce the death of Daniel Bruce Enderle, born March 26, 1965, and who passed from our lives on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
    Dan graduated from Walnut Ridge High School in 1983, where his love for music and entertaining began. After high school he joined the Navy and became a Russian interpreter. He spent most of the rest of his life in the field of music and entertainment for others.
    Dan spent more than 25 years of his life playing in clubs from one side of this country to the other. He loved being a musician and spent most of his career in dueling pianos. He enjoyed this style of entertainment because he was not only performing the music, but making people laugh during his shows. He was known as Dan the piano man and was easy to recognize by his deep gravelly voice. Besides the piano, he also played the fiddle, lead and bass guitar, harmonica and drums. He didn’t read music, but could listen to a tune and in a short time play it, so he had thousands of songs in his head and was able to play most of the songs that his audiences would request.
    In life he had a generous and loving heart, sharing himself with family and friends with an easy smile and laugh. He had a positive attitude toward life and was always the optimist. To help others, he grew his hair long several times in his life to share with “Locks of Love.” In death, his generosity continued, as he became a transplant donor.
    Dan was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Enderle and survived by his wife, Michele Enderle; his mother, Beverly Garrison; his brother, Douglas J. Enderle ; his son, Robert Joseph Enderle; stepson, Alex Vaughan; niece, Elizabeth Enderle and her husband, Justin Keyser; and nephew, Michael Enderle.
    A memorial service/wake was held in Missouri at “Fired Up BBQ” (formerly Peckers Dueling Piano Bar), 3285 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 on Saturday, November 16, 2013
    The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to help with final expenses. Donations for his memorial fund can be made by going to Dan’s facebook page, there is a link on his timeline wall. You may also go to the website fundrazr.com and enter “Dan Enderle memorial fund”.
    Dan is already sorely missed by all his friends and family… our lives will not be the same without him.
    Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
    Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.
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