Daniel Robert “Dan” Walsh
August 15, 1941 ‒ February 26, 2006
BUTLER: Daniel Robert “Dan” Walsh, 64, of Reeder Drive, Butler, died Sunday morning February 26, 2006 in his home following a short illness.
He was born August 15, 1941 in Mansfield to Robert and Beverly (Sneeringer) Walsh, and was graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1959.
Dan completed barbering school before serving with the US Army in Germany.
After returning to the States, he worked with Clark Nave in Loudonville as a barber, and later owned and operated Walsh Sound Equipment.
Dan was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, where he served as an altar boy as a young man.
In addition to his great love for his family, Dan had two great passions: tractors and animals. In 1983, while pursuing a nest high in a tree, Dan fell 40 feet, and God chose to teach Dan new lessons with the challenges from the perspective of paralysis. From this capacity, he served on the board of directors of The Independent Living Center.
His passion for tractors had him helping every year with the Butler Old Fashioned Days/Summer Fest.
Dan was a member of the Butler-Clear Fork Valley Historical Society, and a former member of both American Legion Posts in Bellville and Loudonville.
A fisherman at heart, Dan will be remembered for the great dignity with which he handled his disability and his kind hearted friendships with so many people.
He is survived by his wife Joanie K. (Culler) Walsh, whom he married December 12, 1969; two sons and daughters-in-law Jim and Susie Culler of Bellville and Jeff and Cherie Culler of Butler; three grandchildren Lizzie DeWitt, Haley Culler and Alex Culler; a sister and brother-in-law Pat and Earl Roberts of Wadsworth; nieces and nephews Mary and Jeff Stricker, Amanda and Rick Stidham, Melanie and Rick Shotliff, Jean and Herb Tolle, Bonnie and Phil Krueger, Michael and Patty Roberts, Sharon and Danny Fitzsimmons, Mary Ann Roberts, Daniel Roberts and his fiancée Suzanne Torroni, and Kathy and Marty Marrin; and numerous grand nieces and grand nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a foster sister Marilyn Wells; and his grandparents James and Bertha Walsh and Romaine and Gladys Sneeringer.
This life’s lessons learned, Dan is now as rest in the presence of the Lord, no longer struggling with an “earthly tent…but enjoying his eternal house in heaven.” II Cor 1:5.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 5-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 10 am in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Mansfield. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery, where Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions to the Butler-Clear Fork Valley Historical Society or Hospice of Knox County may be made at the funeral home.