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Daniel P. Sheahan Jr.

Daniel P. Sheahan Jr., 79, Woodstock, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 25, 1934, to Daniel P. and Dona E. (Sennett) Sheahan Sr. in Richmond.

On Oct. 8, 1955, he married Diane Parker in Woodstock.

He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He had been employed for many years with Reichert Chevrolet in Woodstock, was a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge and a past member of the Woodstock Knights of Columbus and the Woodstock Elks Lodge. He was a sports fan, volunteering as a football coach at St. Mary’s for many years. He was also a fan of the Chicago White Sox, Bears and Notre Dame.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Kevin (Sandy) Sheahan, Wonder Lake, Jon (Laurel) Sheahan, Woodstock and Colleen (Robert) Readel, Concho, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Heather (Brett) Slapke, Monica (Ian Hall) Sheahan, Rayanne Sheahan, Erin Sheahan, Adam (Leanna) Sheahan, Amanda (Marc Pellien) Readel and Joshua Readel; four great-grandchildren, Lilyana Sheahan-Espina, Blake Slapke, Payton Pellien and Adley Sheahan; a sister, Mary Lou (Donald) Lamos; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Philip (Janet) Parker, Thomas (Cyndi) Parker, Peter (Linda) Parker, Julie (Francis) Gende and Kristine (James) Liebetrau; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin grandsons, Caleb and Nathan Sheahan; a brother, James Sheahan; and a sister-in-law, Mary Sue Parker.

Funeral and interment will be private. Memorials in his name may be made to the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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