Daniel Joseph Horkan, 82, of Reedsburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at the Sauk County Healthcare Center in Reedsburg.
He was born on July 28, 1935, in the town of Dellona, the son of Glen and Ellen (Madden) Horkan. Daniel married Donna F. Piskey on Nov. 28, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg.
Daniel served his country in the United States Army. He drove for Skinner Transfer for 11 years and then was employed by the city of Reedsburg for 30 years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of the South Central Shamrock Club and was the 2007 Irishman of the Year. He enjoyed fishing at Musser Flowage and will be remembered for his grilling, cooking and great peanut brittle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Dawn Elizabeth; brothers, James and Duane Horkan.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna of Reedsburg; children, Dana (Willard III) Gant of Reedsburg and Derek (Lynn) Horkan of Reedsburg; sisters, Marguerite Rosecky of Madison, Rita (John) Bill of Lake Mills and Teresa DeVault of Madison; brother- and sisters-in-law, Edna Jean Horkan of Reedsburg, June Roewer of Oak Creek, Betty Wicker of Reedsburg, Sharon (Tom) Corners of California; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Thank you to the Sauk County Healthcare Center staff, present and past, for the wonderful care given to Dan during his stay.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel J. Horkan was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg, with Father David Carrano officiating. Military rites will be held at the church following the service. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, where a rosary was prayed at 6:30 p.m. Visitation was also be from 1 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Reedsburg at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials of remembrance be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Sauk County Health Care Center Foundation.