Daniel N. Quinn

Daniel N. Quinn

Oct 6, 1942 – Nov 5, 2017

Preceded in death by parents, Roland and Anita Quinn; wife, Marlene.  Survived by wife, Jean Quinn; sister, Patricia Prochaska; brothers, Richard Quinn (Lois) and Ronald Quinn (Teri); nieces and nephews; stepchildren; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Thursday, Nov. 9th at 10:30am, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. John Vianney Catholic Church.


An Omaha native, Dan attended Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School and Creighton Prep High School.  He graduated from UNO with a degree in Criminology, and worked security for the Northwestern Bell Telephone and its successor companies, a career he loved, until their regional mergers.  He then embarked on a second, well-loved career working in administrative services with the Millard Public School system for 10-plus years. 

Dan was a sensitive, caring, people person and friend to all, with an incredible sense of humor and quick wit.  He married Marlene Schuman in 1967, and they had a wonderful married life starting in Oak Hills and then moving to Riverside Lakes in Waterloo while maintaining their ties to St. John Vianney.  Life on the lake meant boats, toys, and water recreation.  Every Fourth of July was an annual family reunion, with family and friends welcome to attend to celebrate both his Dad’s July 4th birthday and patriotic love of country.  

When he lost Marlene to cancer in 1999 at age 58, Dan was heartbroken.  As God had planned it, he reconnected with Jean Sloup Szabo.  Jean had been Dan’s high school sweetheart and the girl he took to senior prom.  They were married at St. John Vianney in 2008, and Dan’s spirit was renewed.  He loved Jeanie’s family and having stepkids, grandkids, and great-grand kids. Mostly he enjoyed making Jeanie happy, and the love of family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by all of his family and many, many friends.  One of Dan’s favorite sayings was, “Enjoy what is before it isn’t.”





  • Bonny logelin Posted November 7, 2017 2:56 pm

    Sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I was a neighbor for 20 some years across the street. I always remember Dan always sitting outside on Halloween to pass out candy. He was a very nice person.

  • Karen Brungardt Posted November 7, 2017 3:15 pm

    I worked with Dan many years ago at Northwestern Bell. I had such respect for him and really looked up to him. My deepest sympathy.

  • Gerald J Wellendorf Posted November 7, 2017 9:24 pm

    Sorry to hear about Dan. Worked with him at NWB for many years and he was always happy and cheerful. Even stayed in touch after he moved to the security section. Will remember him as a good friend and coworker.

  • John Miller (Prep 60) Posted November 8, 2017 8:20 am

    Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  • Joyce & Pete Grotzinger Posted November 8, 2017 1:19 pm

    What a great guy. It’s been awhile since we have seen him but the fun memories will always be with our family. You will be in our prayers.

  • Michael Maas Posted November 8, 2017 5:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. We spent many years working together at Millard Public Schools. We started in Millard at almost the same time. Dan after working many years at Northwestern Bell and I after spending many years in the Trucking industry. I reported to Dan and he was a great boss to have. I couldn’t have been luckier. You are in my prayers.

  • Mary Beth Kriskey Posted November 9, 2017 12:36 pm

    I am saddened to learn of Dan’s passing. I worked with his first wife, Marlene, when she produced wonderful vinyl signs for various employers. When she became ill, Dan would deliver the work. I thought the world of both of them. My condolences to the entire family – may Eternal light shine upon him.

  • Liz Neumaier-Smith Posted November 9, 2017 3:38 pm

    What a wonderful person Dan was. It was always a pleasure to see and talk to him when he came into Farmer Brown’s on Sunday or for his parties with fellow retiree’s from Millard Schools. We will all miss Dan coming in. We are all so sorry for your loss.

  • harry teff Posted November 10, 2017 6:46 pm

    Dan was my dear and trusted friend. We carpooled together at Northwesten Bell, and together survived a tornado along I80. He was a great friend of good character. I will miss him.

  • Daniel P Schwee Posted November 10, 2017 11:21 pm

    Jean, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband Dan. Whenever my wife Jan and I would meet up with Dan at a family gathering, he would always have us chuckling in short order. I’m sure glad that you two met and found happiness.

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