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Dan Gildersleeve

July 4, 1949 — January 28, 2023

Dan Gildersleeve age 73 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

You may view the funeral livestream at:  www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Gildersleeve, Kevin Gildersleeve, Jake Brogna, Ted Gildersleeve, Tyler Peitz, and Troy Gildersleeve.

Daniel Dean was born on July 4, 1949 in Yankton, SD to Ted R. and Agnes (Giddings) Gildersleeve.  He graduated from Hartington High School in 1967.  Dan then graduated from the Stewart School of Cosmetology.  Dan worked with A.D.M. (Archer Daniels Midland), for over 40 years, retiring as plant superintendent in 2011. Dan married Sharon Kathleen Miller on April 9, 1968 in Coleridge, NE.

Dan was a member of the Boys Scouts of America throughout his schooling with his father and then continued as a Scout leader with his own son Troy for many years.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, having earned 4th Degree level.  Dan and Sharon enjoyed camping, musical festivals, Pow Wow’s, and cooking for others.  Dan was born on the 4th of July and was very patriotic American through and through!

Dan is survived by his wife Sharon of almost 55 years; son Troy Gildersleeve and girlfriend Missy Andersen of Almelund, MN; daughter Angie (Tyler) Peitz of Hartington;  family member  Sayuri Gildersleeve of Laurel; five grandchildren Jesse Gildersleeve (girlfriend Marah Plautz) of Madison, WI, Kevin (wife Taylor) Gildersleeve of Cambridge, MN, Jacob Brogna (girlfriend Autumn Sandoval) of Hartington, Teddy Gildersleeve of Almelund, MN, Mia (husband Cole) Schaefer of Hartington; five great grandchildren Brooklynn and Hudson Gildersleeve of Cambridge, MN, Noah Schaefer of Hartington, Isabella Schaefer of Sioux Falls, SD, Ariella Brogna of Hartington. 

Brother Jim (Marge) Gildersleeve of Bemidji, MN; brother-in-law Ray Hegert of Lincoln, NE; sisters Denise (Butch) McFarland of Bloomfield, NE, Vicki (Dave) Golda of Gretna, NE.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents Ted and Agnes Gildersleeve and sister Marilyn Hegert.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, February 3, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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Vigil Service

Friday, February 3, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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