Memorial service for Danny Hajek, 75, will be 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 3, at Hennessey First United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. P. J. Stewart. Cremation arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. Danny was born in Enid on Sept. 28, 1946, to Joe and Helen Gabriel Hajek and died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at his home at Lacey.
Danny graduated from Hennessey High School. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam war.
He married Aronda Woolman in Vinita on May 18, 1976.
Danny was a member of the Hennessey Powder and String Club.
Danny was active in the rodeo scene, first as a competitor, then a judge and then a pickup man.
He became a partner in Carpenter Rodeo for several years putting on local rodeos in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Finally, he started raising bucking bulls. He sold several bulls to Andrews Rodeo company with three of them going to the National Finals Rodeo.
Two of them were top bulls, winning him a belt buckle.
Danny is survived by his wife Aronda of the home; one daughter, Jena Fuller and husband Greg of Nazareth, Texas; one son, James Hajek and wife Jill of Hennessey; two grandchildren, Jolie Fuller and Hagen Hajek; and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Keith Hajek and Gary Joe Hajek.