As the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings
on November 27, 2023 our husband, father,
grandfather and great grandfather passed
peacefully on his late daughter Jennifer's birthday,
surrounded by his wife and children. Dan was born
to Walter and Joyce McLeod in Butte on June 9, 1950.
The family moved to Philipsburg MT during one of the
Berkeley Pit strikes. Dan grew up and graduated from
Granite High School in Philipsburg and then returned to
Butte to attend college at Montana Tech.
Dan and June met in college September 1970, and
married a year later on September 4, 1971. They were
blessed with four extraordinary and wonderful children,
Denise, Brian, Katie and Jennifer (who passed away
Dan is survived by his wife of 52 years, June, children
Denise Buxton, Brian McLeod (Victoria), Katie McPeek
(Nathan) and son-in-law Jason Parish.
Grandchildren, Jessica Buxton (Brett); Gabbie and Zach
McPeek; Bridgette and Malcolm Parish; Michael Hall
and family, Stacy Howe and family, Jordan Newman, and
great granddaughter Jazzy Nottley.
Dan is survived by his two siblings, Mary Agnes Sorensen
in Texas and her sons Lonny & James and his brother
Stephen McLeod (Sally) in Nevada, four sister In-laws
and two brother in-laws and their families. He enjoyed
many close friends and co-workers. He loved his three fur
babies, Mia kitty, Josie and Penny, his two pups.
Family welcoming him into heaven are his daughter
Jennifer and grandson Kenneth, his parents Walter and
Joyce McLeod, his in-laws Richard and Shirley Sims,
grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Dan was an life long Chicago Bear fan, played football in
high school and loved bowling. He enjoyed hunting in
his younger years, wood burning, beer brewing and best
of all pestering his children, grandchildren or anyone
Dan went to work at Stauffer Chemical in 1971 and
worked there until it closed in 1997. He returned to
college and received his Bachelor of Science in Business
and Information Technology and went on to be a Natural
Resource auditor at the Department of Revenue for the
next 12 years, retiring in 2012. A celebration of life will
be held at a later date in 2024.