Daniel Edward Sheehan

  • Born: December 26, 1955
  • Died: July 27, 1978
  • Location: Ames, Iowa

Tribute & Message From The Family


High school graduation.

Message From The Family

I miss Dan every day, and wonder often about how his life would have unfolded. When he died, there wasn't a way for his friends to share memories. I invite you to add your memories and photos to this tribute to Dan. Thanks so much! Kitty Sheehan

Dan, the son of Tom and Betty Sheehan, was born December 26, 1955 in Carroll, Iowa, where he attended grade school and graduated from high school. At the time of his death, he was attending college at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Dan was a great golfer, and loved the game. He had many friends, who enjoyed him for his sense of humor and loyalty.

He loved to laugh with friends, and was a fan of practical jokes. His friends nicknamed him "Squid" somewhere along the way, and most people called him that. He was a huge Doobie Brothers fan, and rocked the 8-track in his Le Mans on a regular basis. He had a blast living in Ames with his friends Jeff Petersen and Don Williams, where their foosball skills were the stuff of legend.

Dan was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his parotid gland in July of 1977. He was treated for this, but the cancer had spread, and he passed away on July 27, 1978. Dan's family and his close friend Don Williams were by his side when he died at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames.

Dan is gone, but certainly has never been forgotten. Three of his friends have children named Dan in his honor: Steve Crane, Vince O'Connor, and Don Williams. Dan's mom, Betty, was so proud of these Dans.

A group of his friends, led by Steve Crane and Crowley Spindler, planted some trees and a commemorative stone at the Carroll Country Club for Dan, and this special spot is still there.

We invite you to share lasting memories of Dan here.