Daniel Joseph Gietl, 57, of Indianapolis, IN called his final strike at the plate on January 21, 2024. Born on November 9, 1966, in Canoga Park, CA, to Fred A. Gietl and Helen (Burke) Gietl, Dan's life was marked by a deep commitment to service, community, and a successful career.

Dan's early years were spent in Springfield, IL, where he created lasting memories with his family at the Mozart Club and the renowned "Gietl Cousin Parties." He excelled academically and graduated as Valedictorian from Griffin High School in Springfield. His passion for Electrical Engineering led him to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with pride. I-L-L!!

A distinguished Global Healthcare Digital & Data Executive, Dan embarked on a fulfilling career marked by spearheading transformative initiatives for Fortune 500 clients across North and South America, Canada, and Europe. He served as the CIO of RevOne Companies, Founder of 2nd & Short Consulting, Executive Vice President at ProKarma, Principal Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, Healthcare Services Partner at Accenture, Managing Principal at Xerox Global Services, SCG Executive at Crowe LLP, and Senior Manager at Andersen Consulting LLP. His leadership style, characterized by meticulous attention to detail and a "player-coach" approach, left an indelible mark on the teams he built and the people he served.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dan devoted significant time to community service. He generously volunteered as a coach for various sports teams, leaving a positive impact on the lives of many young athletes. From Zionsville Community High School Varsity Football to Covenant Christian High School Varsity Football, Zionsville Little League Baseball, Zionsville Youth Football League, Indiana Nitro Baseball, and Zionsville Youth Soccer Association, he dedicated his time to nurturing young athletes. Additionally, Dan fueled his passion for baseball by serving as the Little League Indiana District 8 Umpire-in-Chief for many years. Dan's influence extended far beyond the boardrooms.

Dan's commitment to community service extended to his involvement with the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Perpetual Help Assembly No. 3551 at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church in Zionsville, IN where he was a 4th Degree Member. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana HIMSS Chapter and the Board of Visitors of the Marian University Byrum School of Business.

Dan is survived by his family, including his daughter Courtney (Gietl) Louks (husband, Kyle) of Carmel, IN; son Clay Gietl of Indianapolis, IN; daughter Camryn Gietl of Thorntown, IN; brother Matthew Gietl of Springfield, IL; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by his former wife of 28 years, Jodi (Probasco) Gietl. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, sister Cynthia (Gietl) Ferguson, and brothers Timothy Gietl and David Gietl.

Memorial Gathering: 10:30 am - 11:30 am (CST), Friday, February 16, 2024 at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 700 East Spruce St., Chatham, IL.

Memorial Mass: 11:30 am (CST), Friday, February 16, 2024 at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 700 East Spruce Street, Chatham, IL, with Rev. Joseph M. Molloy officiating. The Rite of Committal will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 2001 North 1st St., Springfield, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Dan's memory to Zionsville Little League, P.O. Box 44, Zionsville, IN 46077 or Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council #12510, 1870 W Oak St, Zionsville, IN 46077. This gesture will honor his legacy and continue the spirit of generosity that defined Dan's life.

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