In Memory of

Dannie Dale Mairet

January 11, 1940 - June 26, 2023


Dannie Dale Mairet, 83, of Lee’s Summit, MO. passed away on June 26th, 2023 as a result of complications during his courageous battle with cancer.

Dannie was born in his home on January 11, 1940, to Eunice (McLane) and Paul Arthur Mairet, in Mount Zion, Iowa.  One of seven children, Dannie traversed the woods and farms along the shore of the Des Moines River creating adventures along side his younger brother Ronnie.  This amazing kinship and spirit of adventure developed into a life-long love for the outdoors while they hunted small game and fished the river and ponds surrounding his home.

He attended Keosauqua High School (Van Buren Co. Iowa) from 1953-1957.  Throughout high school Dannie was a strong student and participated in an array of activities.  He played tuba in the marching band earning a college scholarship. He excelled in basketball, baseball, and track, earning varsity letters in each.  He culminated his senior year by earning the unique distinction of becoming the 1957 Iowa long-jump state champion.  Despite this honor, he often shared that his highest achievement in school was earning the love of his wife Alice (Wiley).  Alice and Dannie met as children while she visited her grandmother who lived next door to Dannie’s family.  He finally gained Alice’s attention, the band’s drum major, during their time participating in the school band.

Shortly after graduation, Dannie departed for Camp Pendleton reporting to bootcamp where he became a U.S. Marine.  Prior to his permanent assignment, he briefly returned to Keosauqua and married Alice on February 18, 1959.  The newlyweds left their hometown and returned to Camp Pendleton for the duration of their time in the Marine Corps.  Dannie and Alice were married for sixty-four blessed years and had four children Tammy, Daniel, Matthew and Mindy.

The Mairets eventually settled in Lee’s Summit. Dannie worked at Western Electric ascending into supervisory roles transitioning to department head and director of quality control through various departments and levels of management.  He remained a company admin until his retirement in the mid-eighties.

Dannie spent countless hours hunting, fishing, and camping with his beloved family. This love of the outdoors spread through generations as he took his grandchildren along for many hunting and fishing trips. The family took numerous vacations together to Colorado, Tennessee, and Branson. His favorite times were spent with his family.

He established himself equally well within the community and church selflessly serving others and community organizations.  It was common to find him at a neighbors’ helping with projects, serving at church, or coaching youth sports where he shared his competitive passion.

With equal parts tenderness and toughness, Dannie made sure to raise a close loving family deeply rooted in Christianity and reverence for the Lord.  Every aspect of his life and influence was guided by the Christian principles he tightly wove into being a man of God.

He is survived by his wife Alice Mairet, children Tammy and Gregg Perkins, Daniel Mairet, Matthew and Leilani Mairet, Lou and Mindy Garcia. Grandchildren Scott Perkins, Bradley Perkins, Brenden Mairet, Makayla Mairet, Hunter Mairet, Zander Mairet, Levi Mairet, Alaina Garcia, Alyssa Garcia, Abby Garcia. great-grandchildren Caden Perkins, Brinley Perkins, Gabriel Cuevas-Sepulveda , Micah Cuevas-Sepulveda, Leila Mairet.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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We are sad to learn of Dannie
Passing. A long time Friend & baseball coach.
Praying for The Lord’s comfort for Alice and the families of Mindy, Matt & Danny.

Mairet Family, Deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Find strength among each other to celebrate and honor the life of your loved one “Dannie”.

A good man; he was closer than a brother to his brother in law, always called himTommy. Love abounds in family when God is at the head. Dannie will be missed. Please pray for family the courage in the days ahead.

Dannie always had a smile on his face which reflected Jesus in a beautiful way. His live for his family was always evident! Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family!

So many wonderful early childhood memories of Dannie and the entire Mairet family. Your dad / husband was truly, truly a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all of you.
Julie (Turney)

We are very sad to hear of Dannie’s passing, but we rejoice that we will see him again. Praise God that Dannie and Alice both know the Lord closely. Dannie always had a wonderful smile when seeing him, and was a delight to visit with. (We attended LSFAG with Dannie and Alice for many years, and I worked with Alice at Pleasant Lea Elementary.) Our love and blessings to each of Danny’s family members.
Tom & Jackie Krinke

So sorry for your loss! I had only met Dannie a few times. At preschool when I was picking up my grandson Aiden Good and at several softball games for my granddaughter Alyssa Good. What a devoted and proud grandfather. So adorable!

Through our life long friendship with Dick and Mary Lou Mairet we met Dannie
and Ronnie as very young boys. Dannie’s humor has always been awesome. I had the pleasure to see him, meet charming Alice and family last September at Mairet Reunion. RIP Dannie

So sorry to hear about Dannie. The Mairet family was very special to us! They lived next door and I thought they were so cool. They were like kids and loved to play! When their children were born I got to babysit! I know you will miss him everyday such a nice man.
Love Nancy Cable Keel

Dear Friends, my heart is breaking for your family and all of you are in my thoughts. My sister Nancy said it so well, the Mairet family was very special to us. We were next door neighbors in Village Fair and your presence added to the fun and joy of growing up in Lee’s Summit. As time went by and my parents aged you all were so helpful and attentive to them. I will always be grateful to Dannie and all of you for your friendship and good care of Harriett and Marcus. With love, Catherine Cable


Saturday, July 1, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, July 1, 2023
2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063