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Obituary: Sullivan, Daniel William “Dan”


Daniel William “Dan” Sullivan, 88, passed away July 12, 2012, at Life Care Center in Lewiston.
Dan was born February 20, 1924, to George E. and Hazel (Long) Sullivan on a farm near Washtucna, WA. His father died when Dan was 9. He attended schools in Washtucna, graduating in 1942.
He was drafted into the Army, serving in the European Theatre from 1943 to 1946. Dan was one of General George Patton’s drivers.
Dan married Gladys Wegner February 29, 1948, at Cameron. They farmed at the Barr ranch at Riparia, WA, for a short time before moving to Cavendish, Idaho, in 1949. They bought a farm and made it their home for over 60 years.
In the early 1970s, he realized his lifelong dream of learning to fly and owning his own Cessna 172, flying around the Northwest for many years. When the plane was sold, they bought a boat and spent restful hours at Dworshak Reservoir.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Audrey Winn and Beulah Blankenship; brothers George and Bernie Sullivan; and a daughter, Joanne, and her husband, Ralph McAllister.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of Lewiston; daughter Lynda (Bob) Roberts; sons Randy (Durelle) and Dale (Christy) Sullivan; brothers Syd (Janice) and Clark (Carol) Sullivan; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and celebration of Dan’s life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 920 Eighth Ave., in Lewiston. Memorial contributions can be sent to Interlink Volunteers - Faith In Action, 817A Sixth St., Clarkston, 99403 or LeBaron Park Inc., in care of Dean Gimmestad, Rt. 1 Lenore, ID 83541, or a memorial/donation of your choosing.