Daniel Branstetter, 79, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 with his loving family by his side at his home in Connersville.

One of eight children of Daniel and Rosella Brewer Branstetter, Dan was born on May 7, 1942 in Addiston, Ohio. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Stationed in Germany, Dan was a heavy machinery driving instructor.

On June 22, 1963, Dan married the former Judy Halstead in Metamora, Indiana. Mrs. Branstetter survives.

In his younger years, Dan was a sewing machine repairman for Jay Garment in Brookville and later was employed as a pattern maker and machinist at Roots Blower, Inc, retiring after 30 years of service. For many years, he owned and operated a logging and carpentry business with his brother, Hubert. Together they built three houses in which Dan lived in and two to sell.

In his leisure time, Dan enjoyed reading Westerns and woodworking.

Survivors include two sons, Cary Daniel Branstetter of Madison, Indiana and Matthew Fredrick (April) Branstetter of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ellen Kersey, Frances Dickey, Rebecca (Danny) Holland, and Mary Beth (Tom) Riebsomer; two brothers, Charles (Vicki) Branstetter and Frank Branstetter; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother and best friend, Hubert Branstetter.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Chaplain Rick Alvey will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Children’s Home Cemetery, Franklin County, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette County Cancer Society and online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.