Daniel P. Donahue, age 83, died late Wednesday evening, September 25, 2013, at the Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
He was born June 11, 1930, at Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Patrick J. and Lucille M. (Sullivan) Donahue. As a young boy he attended school located in rural Meade County through the eighth grade. He then attended Plains High School, graduating in 1948. After his graduation he began his career in farming for several years with his father and later formed a partnership with his brother, Larry. The brothers worked in partnership for thirty-three years. In 1994, Dan retired and began traveling for several years. During his travels he enjoyed working as a volunteer in numerous locations throughout the world. In addition to his travels, he enjoyed traveling by bicycle, having completed three Biking Across Kansas tours and logging several thousand miles each year.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the Plains City Council, the Plains Cemetery Board, attended the Young At Heart Senior Center, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by:
A brother, Larry Donahue and wife Marge of rural Meade, Kansas
A sister, Carol Sue Vogel of Dodge City, Kansas
Several nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Marynell Donahue in 1928, Patty Lou Donahue in 1941, and Rosemary Fletcher in 2012.
Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Plains. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013, at the church. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.
The family would welcome memorials to the Young At Heart Senior Center in care of the funeral home.