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.”