Daniel N. Sheridan
April 23, 1945 - July 11, 2009
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537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Thursday 7/16, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 7/16, 7:00 pm

Dan Sheridan, age 64, passed away very suddenly at his home in Kaukauna on Saturday morning, July 11, 2009. Dan was born in Manitowoc on April 23, 1945, son of the late Lawrence and Violet (Nespor) Sheridan. During high school, Dan was the drummer in the Blue Shadows Rock and Roll Band, and later served…

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'squirt' left a message on August 10, 2009:
I wish they weren't memories. I miss him so so much!! The wealth of stories that have once again made dad alive are so appreciated! Thank you to those who truly knew dad - 'back in the days' or to friends and family from prior years, THANK YOU for sharing your memories!
John R. Karweick left a message on July 28, 2009:
I did attend the wake for Dan. In working with this man for several years his talents and personal values were understood and I will miss Dan not as a personal quittance and friend but one of the reel people of this world his smile and personality were a guiding light only to go unnoticed a sign of a great person. JRK
Laura Clark left a message on July 19, 2009:
Theresa, We are soooo sorry to hear of your lost. You and the family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing you have a forever angel on your shoulder. Hugs, Laura & Wayne Clark
Tony and Diane left a message on July 19, 2009:
Daniel will be missed
Kiki and Derek Daugherty left a message on July 19, 2009:
Even though we only knew Dan and Theresa for such a short time, we were truly saddened by the news. His cheery personality and 100 watt smile is what we will remember.
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Jerry Stephani left a message on July 17, 2009:
Deepest Condolences to Dan’s Family. It’s hard for loved ones to know just how deeply the respect for an individual might run beyond the borders of the immediate family. With Dan, it’s not limited to the admiration from those who have been around him in his later life, it also comes from the people whom he touched throughout his lifetime. Dan had adventure in his soul and he was generous in the way that he shared that excitement with those around him. Dan’s musicianship did not dominate his life but he was uniquely instrumental in inspiring many of the musicians that followed in his steps. I’m personally grateful for having known him as a friend and will sorely miss the fact that he’s gone. We will all keep his memory in our hearts.
kevin and kris left a message on July 16, 2009:
Theresa: There are no words one can find at this moment other than you are in are thoughts and prayers. Dan will be missed by many and fondly remebered by all.
Donna left a message on July 16, 2009:
I work at Appleton Coated. Last Friday afternoon I had a long conversation with Dan in which he talked about his Harley, his dog, and flying. I hadn't talked to him at length in a long time, and am so glad now I had this chance. I was so shocked to hear he'd passed the very next day. About ten years ago, Dan gave my kids and me an airplane ride over our house and the surrounding area. We will never forget this kindness on Dan's part, and my kids' first time in a plane. Thank you, Dan!
Mike & Lori Sheridan left a message on July 15, 2009:
Our thoughts are with you in your loss. I am Dan's cousin, Larry was my grandfather's brother. Last I met Dan was at Larry's funeral. The love of flying must be a genetic thing, I too am a pilot. Take care.
Virginia Lloyd left a message on July 15, 2009:
To Kathy, Scott, Theresa and the entire family I want to send my deepest sympathies. Dan was one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met. A friend is someone you can count on and know will always be there if you need them. That was Dan. Thanks also for sharing Casey with my Spencer as they did love going to the doggie park together. I had the gift of riding with him on the bike in a rally and that was such a joy...thanks Theresa for asking me to take your place that day when you were working. I had a blast and Dan was so considerate of my confort. Cimmarons, what great evenings we spent there with our group. You will be terribly missed. Thank you for being such a friend to Gene and also to me. We love you.
Glen Allen left a message on July 14, 2009:
My deepest sympathy to Dan's family and friends. I knew Dan through his remote controlled plane club. I ran a youth program at the Boys' & Girls' Brigade in Neenah and wanted to have the 8th graders learn a little about remote airplanes. I didn't have any luck finding someone to come in and put on a small clinic/demonstration until I somehow got Dan's name & number. He lined up his club friends and came 4 to 5 years in a row. His passion was evident to everyone as he talked about and flew his helicopter in our gym. He delighted about 100 kids each year and scared the heck out of me! He also enjoyed starting-up his model jet engine. He would have me dim the lights so the kids could see it glow bright-red in just seconds. He had to shut it off quickly so it didn't melt as he was holding not flying it so it couldn't cool off. He also couldn't talk about it while it was running because of how loud it was. Again the kids loved every second of it! Dan even came when he probably should have been home because it was his Birthday, but such was his passion. He will certianly be missed.
Rob Maertz left a message on July 13, 2009:
Mt condolences to Dan's family. Back in the early 60s when Dan played with the Blue Shadows, I played in a rival Manitowoc band called the Eldorados. Dan was always a good friend who never let the band "go to his head". In those high school days when I would visit his home across from Westfield Park in Manitowoc, he was always talking about flying and that seemed to be his passion in life, bigger than playing music. He was one of those rare people who was always smiling. I reconnected with Dan a few years ago when he walked into Stock's Harley Davidson in Manitowoc, where I work part time, and we got to talking motorcycles. I was really surprised when he gave me his business card and I saw the name Dan Sheridan with the imprint of an airplane on the card. I knew it had to be the same guy from 45+ years ago, and a question or two later, we were talking about "the old days in Manitowoc" and the early days of Rock 'n Roll. Dan and his dog were quite the pair as both seemed to really enjoy the freedom of his Harley. I will miss him as a friend and I am happy that I had the opportunity to touch base with him again after all these years.
Joanne Garman left a message on July 13, 2009:
Dear Scott and Kathy - We are so saddened to hear the news about your Dad. A lot of good memories way back when. Skyler, You will have a lot of great memories too, just keep them in your heart, and don't forget your Grandpa Dan loved you very much. (like we all do) Love, Aunt Joanne
RAMIRO E. GARCIA and AMY M. JANSSEN left a message on July 13, 2009:
Margaret Geisler McKelvie left a message on July 12, 2009:
Dan and I are 2nd cousins, My dad, Carl Geisler was his mom, Vi's cousin. Dan and I were in the same class in High School, so I've known him for a long time. We lost touch for about 20 years, but reconnected at a HS reunion. More recently, thanks to today's technology we'd be in touch quite often by email. He was always sweet to me and so proud of his kids and grandson. I will miss him and wish I lived closer to be able to attend the service.
Terryl Wolfrath left a message on July 12, 2009:
Kathy, Scott, and Theresa, The whole neighborhood feels the shock of our sudden loss. Know that everyone is ready to help with anything that you might need in the days and weeks to come. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during these very difficult days. May God keep you in his care. Terryl, Linda, Beka, Leah, and Kailah Wolfrath
Stewart Iverson left a message on July 12, 2009:
i never met him, but talked to him at the mill, thru Paul Delcore, he sent me emails all the time about jokes and i did the same, sorry for your loss Stewart Iverson
Mike & Staci Allen left a message on July 12, 2009:
Our neighborhood won't be the same without Dan. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are all here for you. May all of the wonderful memories of Dan always bring a smile to your face. I know it will ours. Sincerely, Mike & Staci Allen
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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