Sullivan, Daniel Joseph of Bloomington, age 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 30, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn; and his children Gayle Sullivan (Arlin), Colleen Sullivan (Tom), Scott Sullivan (Mary) and grandchildren Anthony, Tara, Trevor, Steve and Bridget; brother- in-law, Doug Sibbet; and nephews Doug and Greg Sibbet. He is preceded in death by parents Henry and Agnes; stepfather Lloyd Hagedorn; sister Joyce Sibbet; and son Steve Sullivan; and daughter Wendy Sullivan. Dan was born in Nordeast Mpls on May 25, 1939. He attended Holy Cross K-8 and Edison High School. At age 17 he enlisted in the Army National Guard Reserves from 1956 to 1963. While in The National Guard, he met his wife Carolyn to which he married on July 7, 1962. After their marriage he was employed at Smith and Barney for a year and then went to work at Thermo King in Bloomington for 2 years. After Thermo King he was employed at the Post Office (Or as he would call it "The Picnic") from 02-27-1965 to 10-02-1992 and retired from there. After he semi-retired from the Post Office, he then went to work for Twin City Transportation as a driver from 10-03-1994 to 08-21-2010, to which he then finally retired for good. From 1963 to 1973, Dan was a volunteer Fire Fighter at the Bloomington Fire Department where he also did building inspections. He also donated blood on a regular basis until his health no longer allowed him to. Daniel was a member at the Nativity of Mary Catholic Church. After he retired he would volunteer there by going into the community to do communion services. In his spare time he enjoyed reading and fishing at his cabin on French Lake in Faribault. He was an avid bowler and liked to play cribbage which earned him many trophies from playing in tournaments. His favorite snacks were popcorn and Triscuits with cheese. His pride and joy were his 5 "dishwashers" also known as his kids. One of his favorite games to play was "Pull my Finger" and at times he would offer words of wisdom such as "Money doesn't grow on trees", which we later realized as adults, he was right. While his kids were in grade school he was on the PTA board at Park Elementary School as the President and Treasurer. Dan was a very wise, laid back, kind, thoughtful loving man with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by many. A celebration of Dan's life will be held at a later date at the Washburn- McReavy Dawn Valley Chapel, 9940 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Parkinson's Disease Association or any charity of your choice. Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
Daniel Joseph Sullivan
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