Dana Brian Steele

Date of Birth

May 17, 1953

Date of Death

February 23, 2017

Dana Brian Steele was born in Ventura, CA, and was a long time Santa Barbara resident and owner of Der Volks Werks for more than 33 years. He was in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday, February 18.

Dana lived and breathed Volkswagens, and he had an encyclopedic memory about antique Volkswagens and how to keep them running.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Francine, two sons Daniel and Christopher, his brother Bruce, sister Robin, and Terre Mekker, his long time VW partner, as well as the many people who over the years needed help with their cars.

There will be a memorial celebration of Dana’s life, at Tucker’s Grove, Sunday, March 19, at one o’clock PM.


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