Daniel “Dan” L. Fagan 1941-2019
Daniel “Dan” L. Fagan
Daniel “Dan” L. Fagan, 77, of Longwood, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus in Rochester, Minn. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen with Father Baskaran Sandhiyagu officiating. Interment will follow with Military Honors provided by Lublin American Legion Post No. 547, Owen American Legion Post No. 123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Family and friends are welcome from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.
Dan was born on Feb. 19, 1941, the son of Daniel R. and Mary (Weber) Fagan at home in the town of Longwood. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1962-65. Upon his discharge, Dan worked at Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee where he met Cynthia Parker, who changed his world forever! They were united in marriage on May 10, 1969 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. Dan returned to Owen and started Fagan Builders with his brother, Larry. He joined the Carpenters Union and then transitioned to the Millwright Union. Dan had always wanted to drive a “big rig” and he did so at the age of 63 years old and gained his first CDL license. He eventually retired from CFP Trucking in Withee. After retirement, Dan and Cindy purchased an RV and enjoyed camping. He also liked to hunt, snowmobile and work outdoors. Dan especially liked to go to the casino. He also proudly served on a mission trip to Guatemala where he helped build houses for the underprivileged. Dan was very active in the Owen-Withee community helping wherever it was needed. Most importantly, he was a wonderful husband, loving father and caring grandfather.
Dan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cindy of Withee; three children, Dan of Stratford, Bradley (Misty) of Chippewa Falls and Tina (Justin) Goodale of Bloomington, Minn.; and five grandchildren, Brielle, Bennett, Ryder, Ava and Kye. He is further survived by his brother, Larry of Withee and his sister, Elaine (Donnie) Kohn of Withee; four brother-in-laws; and 11 sister-in-laws and their spouses.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and two brother-in-laws.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.