Dan E. Sheets

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May 15, 1925 ~ October 31, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Dan (Gene) Sheets, 95, passed away Oct. 31, 2020. Survived by his second wife, Tamera; his beloved dog, Eyore; and many friends. He was loved by everyone who knew him. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lorraine Sheets; parents, Blake and Nellie Sheets; and brother, Glen Sheets. Dan was born in 1925, at his aunt’s house on N. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was proud to be known as the most honest contractor in Pueblo. Dan served his country in WWII and was the first to haul bananas into Pueblo with his friend, Jerry Miller, after WWII. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and partying with his friends. Dan loved spending time at his property in the Rosita Hills and was always happy, even at the end of his life. He was witty with a great sense of humor and only remembered the good things. Dan was proud to be a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Southern Colorado Consistory. Per Dan’s request, there will be no service. If you’d like to honor Dan, he’d smile on you having a bourbon and 7Up in his memory. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO  81005. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Dan E. Sheets 's name.

Sangre de Cristo Hospice

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  1. My friend and mentor, Dan Sheets may you rest in peace. I remember our first encounter, in 1967, when you became my employer. The many years of working and the visits we shared picking raspberry for the wonderful wine we shared. My time with you ,I will always cherish, you were like a father to me instead of my Boss as we all referred to you. Now heaven has the best person and best contractor ever. Love ya.

  2. I knew Dan from the time I was five or six, more than 70 years. I never met a better man or a more pleasant. Whatever is good in me, I learned at least partly from Dan’s example.

  3. What a kind, generous, funny person Dan was. His smile was as bright as the sun. It seems to me he was always smiling.
    Dan was quit the jokester. He was so much fun to be around. All of the many, many stories he had to tell us.
    I am so happy that Dan was married to my daughter Tami, and was in our family.
    R.I.P. Dan. We will miss you and your smile.

    • Dan was truly an amazing man. He had many stories of days of old. He appreciated people who’d take the time to listen. The greatest generation is leaving us. May angels carry them.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Dan. I loved Dan and Lorraine so much and remember so many wonderful fun times at their beautiful home on Temple Drive and drinking so much of their homemade raspberry wine! So many wonderful memories. My family loved them so much. Cheers Dan! You were a good man! 🍷🍷

    • Thanks, he loved his friends and partying with you all. He is reunited with Lorraine now and his parents and brother.

    • Dan loved your restaurant and got the biggest kick out of it when we’d eat there and you’d comp his meal. Thank you so much, your family meant a lot to Dan.

  5. We are so sorry for you loss Tammy. We remember Dan fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dan’s family during this difficult time.

    Willy & Sherril Rick

  6. So sorry Tammy! We are saddened about Dan’s death. He was a good man and will be missed.
    Our deepest sympathy to you. Ron & Sharon Holman

  7. A great neighbor will be missed. I always liked his smile and was a good person to chat with. I will be here for the family in any way I can help. May peace be with the family at this time.

  8. Dan was such a lively man with all his Interest, one especially his fruitful raspberries to make his wine. He was always so generous and sweet to me with his big smile. Of course my favorite memories are Conversations around his beautiful backyard pool! Being school mates with my dad & mom He had many a story to tell. What a wonderful journey he had. Coincidentally Dan will be joining his dear friend Pete my father who passed 2 days prior of Dan. I truly cherish all the warm summer days spent picking those berries and taking a cool dip

    • Thanks Ginger. Dan enjoyed all his friends and loved telling stories. He will be missed, as will your father Peter Dell.

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