Daniel Rollin McShane of McKinney, TX passed away last Thursday. He was born August 31, 1984 in Fargo North Dakota to Thomas W. and Deborah A. (Soderling) McShane. Dan graduated from Fargo South High School in 2003 before attending The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. Like his father, he crammed 4 years into 5! He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and passionately cheered for the ‘Fighting Sioux’ of the UND hockey dynasty. At one point, his seat was behind the penalty box from the opposing team, scolding the misdeeds of the competition. In the Spring of 2008, he graduated with his business degree with an emphasis in accounting In his professional career, he worked at Deliotte in Minneapolis, MN where he earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He grew his career at Carlson Companies in Minnetonka, MN where he had the opportunity to visit India, Singapore, and China auditing for the firm. Most recently, he worked at The Crosby Group in Richardson, TX. Dan met the love of his life, Natalie Ruth McShane, at a Halloween party on the campus of the University of Minnesota, where Natalie had attended school. At the urging of Natalie’s sorority sister and Dan’s high school classmate from Fargo, they finally had the opportunity to meet and talk! As fate would have it, they both arrived to the costume party dressed as characters from the movie, Christmas Vacation. It was a match made in heaven! Their first date was on Valentine’s Day, with dinner reservations borrowed from another high school classmate and their journey began! Dan, his brother Patrick, and his Mom were all Green Bay Packer fans. The year they met, Natalie earned a spot as a cheerleader for the Minnesota Vikings, much to the chagrin of his father and brother! Despite the “friendly” rivalry, she stood tall in her duties and lead the team onto the field each week. Dan and Natalie wed on 9-10-11 (well chosen, so never forgotten!) in Saint Paul, MN on a bright beautiful day filled with promise. Dan and Natalie first settled in Minnetonka, MN, then moved to Carver, MN, and have resided in McKinney, TX for 2 ½ years (back home for Natalie, as she was born in Mesquite, TX) Dan’s greatest loves included his partner in life and soul mate, Natalie, and their precious sons, Rory (6) and Dempsey (3). He loved his Green Bay Packers, his loyal group of friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He enjoyed playing golf and his fantasy football leagues. Survived by wife Natalie, sons, Rory and Dempsey, brother Patrick (Tiffany) McShane (Fargo, ND), and his mother Deborah McShane (Fargo, ND). Preceded in death by his father, Thomas W. McShane, grandparents Margaret and Rollin Soderling and Margie and William McShane. He will be intensely missed and always in our hearts. We thank you for your love and support through many acts of kindness. As his father would always say, “We shall endeavor to persevere.” We believe we live in our faith in God, and we will never forget his love for all.

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  1. Deb. This was such a beautiful tribute for your Dan. As I like to say, “Trust in the Lord.” Gwen….

  2. My heart is breaking for the family and many friends—for Natalie and the boys. I hope that your faith, fond, beautiful memories and the love of family and friends, surround you and bring you peace during these difficult days and all the difficult days ahead. I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  3. What a beautiful tribute to Dan!! May the many cherished memories live in all of our hearts forever!!! Will continue to pray for peace for Natalie, Rory, Dempsey, Deb and Pat!! Sending love from Minnesota.

  4. Deb , I am so saddened to pass on condolences to you again , so soon after the loss of your Dad. May God bring you peace and comfort at this time and always.

  5. Dearest Deb.
    My heart is with you. Wishing you strength and love. So many good memories of a really fine man. Peace to you.
    Pam Wimmer Benedict

  6. Dan was my student in a FACS class at Fargo South. I remember his big smile and fun personality; he really added to a classroom. I am so sad to read about his death. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  7. Deb

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Daniel. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Jim and Dottie Thompson

  8. We’ll always remember Dan’s warm smile and kindness. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

  9. Deb I am so sorry to read of Dan’s passing. I have thought about Tom’s passing often. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  10. Deb so sorry to hear of your son passing away. Life has dealt you and your family some though times.
    Was just reading this “Death comes in its own time, in it own way Death is as unique as the individual experiencing it” How hard to lose a son and such a young age.
    God be with you and our prayers are with you..

  11. Deb, we’re so sorry to learn about Dan’s passing. Of course, we still remember him as the little boy running around our neighborhood, but the beautiful obituary makes us feel like we know him again. What a special tribute!

    Our prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

  12. Viewing again Dan’s tribute on Christmas Eve as our thoughts are with you all. Heartfelt sympathy & hugs from Mike, Cheryl, Peyton & Drew Lausch. ❤️

  13. Deb: We somehow missed the obit earlier, but wanted to express our condolences. Your son died too young, but accomplished lots & left a legacy with his Family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you .

    Wendell & Sue Herman

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