Dan Mirise, age 54 of Centerburg, passed away Wednesday December 17, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was born on January 17, 1960 to the late Richard Mirise and Donna (Wengert) Mirise of Centerburg. He was a 1978 graduate of Centerburg High School and had lived in the Centerburg area all of his life. He worked at DSCC for 30 years in the Product Testing Lab. Dan was also a lifelong farmer and a Porter Township Trustee.
Dan was a family man and treasured the time spent with his family especially his wife and daughter. Together with family and friends they enjoyed showing livestock, camping in the Smokey Mountains, travelling, tractor pulls, trap shooting, hunting deer and playing euchre and hand and foot card games. Dan was a man of the earth and enjoyed tilling the ground to plant the seeds and reap the harvest of his hard efforts. Dan and his daughter together restored a F-350 pickup from the ground up.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years: Jill (Porter) Mirise and they were married September 18, 1984 in Washington Court House; daughter Heidi Mirise and her boyfriend: David Hendershot; brother: Dale (Sally) Mirise of Bloomfield; sister: Denise (James) Sherman of Centerburg; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. with Pastor Erin Porter officiating. Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital or Sparta United Methodist Church.