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Daniel Lee "Dan" Musselman

27 February, 2009 by troy glidden

Dan Musselman, 68, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 5:03 a.m., Friday, February 27th, 2009 while in the company of family members at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kansas.

Daniel Lee Musselman, the son of Charles Abraham and Vera Marie (White) Musselman, was born April 10, 1940 at his parents home rural Brownell, Kansas in Ness County. He was one of seven children born to this union, five sons and two daughters: Ruth, James “Jim”, Esther, Russell, Dan, Ross, and Kirk. Dan attended and graduated from the Lindsborg grade schools and attended and graduated from Ransom High School, Ransom, Kansas. Dan later received technical training through GM, Chrysler, and Rambler Automotive. Dan began his working career for Ness City Motors as a Mechanic.

On January 2, 1966 Dan was united in marriage to Martha Gretchen McKinney at Great Bend, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in Great Bend. This union was blessed with the birth of two children a son and a daughter: Timothy and Tammy. In 1966 the family moved to McPherson and moved their membership to the Church of Christ where they have been members ever since. Dan and Martha were also members of the Christian Motorcyclist Association. Through the years at McPherson, Dan worked as a mechanic for Fred McKenna Chevrolet and Oldsmobile, O'Connell Nash-Rambler, Marshall-Turner Chrysler-Plymouth, was a mechanic and manager for Klein’s Service Center, owner and operator of Dan’s Repair, employee for Swick-Guth, and was a maintenance mechanic for Certainteed Corporation until his retirement. Dan was currently working for Rinse and Roll Car Wash.

Dan was a Christian, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, co-worker, and friend. His wise counsel, gracious smile, and sense of humor will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Dan enjoyed fishing with his grandson, working out-of-doors, and tinkering on cars.

Dan Musselman, 68, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 5:03 a.m., Friday, February 27th, 2009 while in the company of family members at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kansas. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother James “Jim” Musselman.

Surviving members of his family include his loving and devoted wife of over forty-three years, Martha Musselman of the home, McPherson; his son, Timothy Musselman and his wife Tammra, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; his daughter, Tammy Lynn Musselman of the home, McPherson; his brothers, Russell Musselman and his wife Clara of Burleson, Texas, Ross Musselman and his wife Martha E. of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Kirk Musselman and his wife Dot, of Harvey, Louisiana; his sisters, Ruth Torney and her husband Jim, of Valley Center, Kansas and Esther Gottberg of Salina, Kansas; his favorite grandson, Austin Musselman of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visiation will be held on Monday, March 2, 2009 from 3 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

The funeral service will be held at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd, with Mister Glen Elliott officiating. Special music “On The Wings of a Dove”, “How Great Thou Art”, and “The Old Rugged Cross” will be played.

The final resting place will be in the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Motorcyclist Assocation and can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Posted By misty huhn on 08 April, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out. May God be with you

Posted By SANDY STAPLETON on 03 March, 2009
Dear Martha...I am so sorry for your loss and wanted you to know that I was thinking of you

Posted By SANDY STAPLETON on 03 March, 2009
Dear Martha...I am so sorry for your loss and wanted you to know that I was thinking of you

Posted By Carl Ray Wilmoth on 03 March, 2009
Numbers 6:24-26, Good Friend
and motorcycle mentor. I knew
Dan and his family from church
in McPherson from the time I was
knee high to a nat and always
thought the best of him. I
whisper a prayer for his family
as they grieve their loss but
also the joy of his "Crossing
over Jordan".

Posted By Clara Musselman on 02 March, 2009
I have been thinking of you Martha, Tammy and Tim and the rest of the family. Dan was very special to me. He will be missed. I send my love to all of you. I was telling my Son-in-law of the wonderful man Dan always has been and we enjoyed a laugh as I told him stories of Dan. We all loved him dearly.

Posted By Paul Rosell on 02 March, 2009
It was an honor to do business with Dan, an honest man who was always interested in other people.
I will miss him a great deal.

Posted By Aimee (Musselman) Bray and family on 02 March, 2009
Uncle Dan was a super hugger. When he walked my direction, I knew a fantastic back rub was coming my way! One word can sum him up completely---JOY! Sorry to not be able to be with you. We are praying for comfort and peace for you all!

Posted By Ken Wilmoth on 01 March, 2009
I knew Dan as a guy from church that was my brother's friend. I have always appreciated the help that he gave my mother. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family.

Posted By loretta and twila blake on 01 March, 2009
hello to all the family sorry that your dad passed away. may God be with you all.

Posted By Charlene Snyder on 01 March, 2009
Uncle Dan was a caring loving man who shared his life, laughs, and heart with all. His passing serves as a reminder to family and friends of our earthly need to celebrate life. We will miss Uncle Dan but be assured we will all be together again in Heaven. Love n Prayers Denis and Charlene Snyder, Jim and Ruth (Musselman) Torney and Martina Mateyec

Posted By Edna (Carlson) Hardy on 28 February, 2009
I will dearly miss "Daddy Musselman". I adopted him as my "Daddy", because Tammy and I were so close. I remember staying the night with Tammy many times, while "Mom Musselman" would be working, he would always take us where we needed to go! After He was Retired!

Posted By ESTHER GOTTBERG on 28 February, 2009
Our Dan always a joy to be around. He cared for his family and friends and was always there to help. He was a top-notch brother and I will miss his great smile and humor. Love to Martha, Tim, Tammara, Tammy. God Bless all of you!

Posted By Danielle Musselman on 28 February, 2009
I have fond memories as a child being around Uncle Dan. He always knew how to make me laugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Beth, Troy and Riley Eisenbraun Family on 28 February, 2009
I remember Dan fondly! He was always just sweet and happy! It was always a pleasure being around him! He was also a very kind person that valued the individuals around him! I know he will be missed!

Posted By Glenn and Linnea Wilmoth on 28 February, 2009
Dan was best man at our wedding. Martha, Tim, Tammra, Austin, and Tammy you are in our thoughts in our prayers.

Posted By Ann and Mark Soderberg on 28 February, 2009
I have a picture of me holding the flowers Uncle Dan sent me when I graduated from high school. He was a very sweet person and we all cared for him very much...we will all miss hiim. Aunt Martha, Tammy, Tiim, Tamara and Austin...you are all in our thoughts.

Posted By Vivian Lowery on 27 February, 2009
Just a note to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you Tuesday. Love you
Grandma Lowery

Posted By Kirk & Dot Musselman on 27 February, 2009
Martha, Tammy & Tim: We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We will leave New Orleans tomorrow and see you soon. Love, Kirk & Dot

Posted By Tracey on 27 February, 2009
So sorry to hear about Dan I worked with him many years ago at CT. Had a blast with him. Very onery. Take care
Tracey Wedel

Posted By Christa Melton on 27 February, 2009
You know that I love you all and that I tremendously loved my uncle Dan. We are flying down to be with you. We love you all.

Posted By Ross Musselman on 27 February, 2009
Just wanted to note that we are thinking about Aunt Martha, Tim, Tammra, Austin, and Tammy in this extremely difficult time. He will be missed.

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