Daniel Francis Dullea, 66, of Moorhead, MN passed away, Tuesday December 1, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center surrounded by his wife and children. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, December 5 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fargo, ND. Vigil will be Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit, prayer service to follow. In lieu of flowers, consider donations to St.Vincent de Paul Holy Spirit Church.
Daniel was born May 10, 1949 in Fargo, North Dakota to EJ and Anna (Campbell) Dullea. He graduated from Shanley High School in 1967 and attended North Dakota State College of Science and North Dakota State University prior to his return to the family farm. On May 19, 1973 he married the love of his life, Kathleen Ann Grimler, in Nevis, Minnesota. The two spent many years living and loving farm life, until 2009, when he suffered a heart attack. Since then he enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He and his wife enjoyed visiting their children in North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Dan was a President of Northwest Farm Managers and also helped start Jaycees in Georgetown, MN. He spent time on the Shanley Dinner Auction Committee and 4 years on the Shanley First-Nighter committee, ending as chairman. He was appointed Grand Knight of the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus and was also a 4th Degree Knight. Dan’s faith meant a great deal to him and he was a very active member of his church.
Daniel is survived by his wife: Kathy Dullea; his children: Shannon (Wade) King Wahpeton, ND, Sheila (Bill) Cotton Hillsboro, ND, Linette Dullea Moorhead, MN, Katie (Adam) Macaluso Lewistown, PA, Reese Dullea Valley City, ND, Matt Dullea Fargo, ND, Tricia (Matt) Thrasher, Victoria, MN and William Dullea Moorhead, MN; his grandchildren: Emmelyn King, Ian Dullea, Jillaine King, Mikayla Cotton, Amaya Dullea, Austin Cotton, Adelaide King, Aidan Cotton, Bennett Thrasher, Owen Cotton, Conrad Thrasher; his siblings Mary Marty, John Dullea, Pat Dwyer, Michael (Janet) Dullea, Eileen (Chuck) Donahue, Lorretta (Ivan) Sauvageau, Julie (John) Wagner; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Rosanna, parents, EJ and Anna, mother and father in-law Harry and Gen Grimler, sister Margaret Fell, brother Edward Dullea, brother-in-laws Fritz Fell, Jerry Ferris, Richard Schmidt, Harold Marty, Michael Anderson, and Dennis Dwyer, sister-in-law Laura (Barnes) Grimler, and niece Sarah Dullea-Lyman.