Dan Milano entered eternal life on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

He was born August 22, 1951 in Great Falls Montana. His parents were Reverend Ed Milano and Doris (Swenson) Milano. Grandma Daisy (Swenson-Buck) was instrumental in Dan’s early care. Soon after his parents married in 1955, his father adopted Dan and his brothers, Mike and Bob. As the son of a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, Dan visited many states and lived in Montana, Texas, Nebraska, California, Colorado, and Newfoundland, a providence of Canada.

Dan graduated from Novato High School in Novato, CA in 1970. He moved to Colorado Springs in the early 1970’s.

Dan worked for the Civil Service at the USAFA in Colorado Springs and the United States Postal Service, a career that totaled 39 years. He was an avid supporter of the American Postal Workers Union.  He also worked as a volunteer firefighter with the Donald Wescott Fire Department in Black Forest for 14 years.  Dan loved to serve others and volunteered his time delivering Meals on Wheels for the Fountain Valley Senior Center and drove a van to special events for seniors at the center.

One of Dan’s shining moments while working at the post office was meeting his love, Kay Raichle. Dan and Kay were married on June 24, 1989, and at that moment Dan not only became a husband, but also became the father to Stephanie and Jennifer, whom he adopted soon after.  He stepped into these roles, as he did with life, wholeheartedly. Dan saw both his daughters married and became grandfather to two grandchildren, Avery and Jace Johnson, whom he adored.  During their married life, Dan and Kay had a plethora of fur-babies that Dan doted on.

Dan’s hobbies included playing poker with his friends, softball, bowling, going to movies, playing with his grandkids, traveling, and attending professional sporting events.  Dan’s favorite sports teams were the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, and Colorado Avalanche.  Dan was a strong, faithful believer in Jesus Christ and was recently involved in a men’s Bible study.  Dan attended Ascent Church for over 35 years and in the last few years also attended Pikes Peak Christian Church.

Dan is survived by his wife, Catherine “Kay” Milano; two daughters, Stephanie Milano and Jennifer (Tanner) Johnson; two grandchildren, Avery (9) and Jace (7); his mother, Doris Milano; three brothers: Mike Milano of Colorado Springs, Robert (Kristi) Milano of Montgomery, Alabama, and Ed Milano of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law, Charlie Raichle, of Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Julie (Jerry) Batchelor, of Richlands, NC; and sister-in-law, Sue (David) Rush, of Greenville, SC; two aunts, Carol Crews and Sandy Truax; numerous cousins; nieces; great-nieces and a great-nephew.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Ascent Church, 4870 Flintridge Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, with a reception to follow at the church.  Private inurnment will be at Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Ln., Colorado Springs, CO 80905, or Agape New Harvest Outreach, 902 S. Prospect St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain, CO 80817.

To attend the service virtually, please use the link below and select “Live” option at 2:00pm (MST), (https://youtube.com/live/q9a9PP5BUr4?feature=share)

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This Obituary Has 16 Condolences

  1. Oh I’m so sorry. Dan was a true wonderful and kind man. And he was fun to work with at the Post Office where we met. Again I’m so sorry 😞

  2. Oh I’m so sorry. Dan was a wonderful man. So kind ! And fun to work with when I met him at the post office where we met And he absolutely loved and adored his wife Kay, and his children and grandchildren. He will be missed 😞

  3. Thinking of all of you. May Dan rest in his Creator’s arms. God bless you guys.

  4. I was on El Paso County Fire Station 1 and Wescott Fire with Dan. He was one of our best fire fighters. His heart was always in the right place! We had a lot of fun together. My thoughts and prayers are with the Milano Family.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sending my deepest sympathy. Remember all of the amazing memories you had together.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Milano Family. He was a good son, husband, father, friend and avid dog lover. We met him while working at the GMF and he was a great Union Brother. It was always fun playing poker with him, especially when we played “Triple Dan”! Rest In Peace, Dan.

  7. So sorry to hear of his passing! He and I go way back working together at Air Force Academy and then the Postal Service! He was an all around great friend was Blessed to have had his friendship!

  8. So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. My prayers are for Kay and the rest of the family. 😢

  9. Met Dan through Kay in the 1980’s a long time ago. Dan married, adopted and a hard worker and religious man. So sorry for your loss, but he is now with all the angels and at peace! He will be missed!

  10. Met Dan back when working at the GMF… he met/married Kay, whom was my friend/coworker for many years.
    Condolences to Kay, Stephanie, Jennifer and all of his family, I know he is truly missed.

  11. I met & worked with Dan at the GMF. He was a kind, caring & funny man. He will be missed & memories of him will never be forgotten. My prayers & wishes for comfort & peace at this difficult time. Rest In Paradise ole friend

  12. Rest in Peace Dan! We send Love, Hugs and Prayers to The whole Milano Family! God Bless and Comfort You! 💜🤗🙏✝️

  13. My deepest condolences to the Milano family. Rest peacefully, precious Dan. The love you left behind, will live on. I’m so sorry.😥

  14. I work with Dan at the Post Office. He was a good friend and lots of fun to work with. RIP in Dan. Prayers for the family and friends.

  15. My dear friend I am so sorry. Words cannot express how much Dan will be missed. May he Rest in God’s arms as you continue your journey here. May he be at peace and may God comfort you all and guide you in this valley. Hugs and Much Love- Carlene

  16. Milano Family, truly sorry for your loss. Dan was a very nice person; he will be missed. Keeping the Family in Prayer.

    Ernestine Washington

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