Please note- location of funeral service has been updated. Services will be held at Farwell Ave funeral home, not Howell Ave funeral home.
Dan was loved for his kindness and his quick wit. A talented craftsperson with a deep appreciation for art, Dan skillfully designed and built various projects – for work, pleasure or often as a gift. He was an enthusiastic patron of the Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as of the local Milwaukee music scene. Most of all he enjoyed raising his son Sean, with whom he went on road trips to national parks, frequently saw live music, and watched SNL on Saturday nights.
A memorial visitation will take place at Heritage Funeral Home 1901 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee) Saturday, August 27th, 2022 from 11-12pm with a Service of Remembrance to follow.
Susanne and I would like to express our condolences on Dan’s passing. Although I haven’t seen much of him lately, I will always remember his enthusiasm, and zest for life. I will also think of him every time I take my Les Paul out of the beautiful case he built for it.
You’ve been a part of my family’s patchwork since my earliest memories and have had many roles: as the cool neighbor with exciting stories about driving your green VW Bug on two wheels while merging onto the 43 interchange; As a brother-in-law who’s sense of humor I needed to catch up to; As a dedicated and consistent father to Sean; as a music historian; as the person who was willing to take on Al Jerrau and his bodyguards for hitting on your wife (this is where you minimize it buy saying “well, I mean I couldn’t just let him get away with it.. those are fighting words”). You are a bright and fiery soul whose absence still hasn’t quite set in. I wish I had a pun for this occasion, sir, but your death just isn’t funny. Peace and love to you and your family, Joseph Nolan
..and thanks for building a hutch for my bunny.
Dan was a great guy; this is going to leave a huge gap in our lives. Our condolences to Tom, Susanne, and the entire family. Peace.
There really are no words! We spent the better part of 4 years hanging out together back in the day (late 70’s-early 80’s)! My first flight ever with you & Tom to visit Eileen in Idaho, seeing the house from the Animal House movie & staying in the Shining lodge in Mt.Hood, Oregon! So many great times, great talks! I will cherish the chessboard and jewelry box forever & adored the rabbit hutch you made for VW! Your humor, wisdom, talent & kindness will never be forgotten! Love & prayers to the family.
Out of nowhere 2 days before a show Dan asked me to go see Neil Young for the Harvest Moon tour many years back. I said ok and didn’t know what I was getting into. We melted into our seats, such a great experience, don’t think Dan ever asked me to even pay him for the extra ticket he had. Did my best to give back over the years. I would bump into Dan at show after show as we followed the same music circuit, singer songwriters blowing into town. He would light up the room when he would see me and my brother Jeff at Shank Hall or elsewhere- share stories and listen and learn. Love you Dan, will miss you. Jim, Jeff and the Brandenburg family
It was my pleasure to have known Dan for many years. First as a “friend of a friend” attending concerts together sponsored my the old WZMF radio station. Later on we reconnected at a Halloween costume wedding (!) and he became a regular steady client at my salon. He never forgot a holiday or birthday and often brought gifts from his travels. He was a kind and generous man. Rest In Peace, Dan.
Dan was my first room mate in Boise Idaho way back in 1973 and again later in 1975. He taught me everything in know that is useful. Thank you for that Dan. Your friendship was a gift. You are loved and missed
Sean and Famiky, just want to express my sympathy to you during this difficult time. I know it is hard to lose a parent, but he will always be in your heart.
I can’t believe I won’t be seeing Dan any more. He was lovely man, a true fan and a good dad. Love and condolences to his family..