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Daniel R. Fishburn

KSAL StaffDecember 19, 2017

Daniel R. Fishburn, 60, of Salina, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017. Daniel was born November 5, 1957 in Salina.

Daniel was a loving husband, father, son and uncle. He was proud of his profession as a plumber. He started learning at the age of 14 from his father; making the trade a practice for 43 years.

Survivors include his wife; Bethanne Fishburn, children’ Chance N. Fishburn and daughter; Pippa M. M. Fishburn, all of the home, Daniel’s mother; Norma M. Fishburn of Salina, his sisters; Cinda L. Hoover of Andover, MN., Angela L. Fishburn of Salina, his friend and brother, Bryan Frazier of Salina and his brother, Kevin W. Fishburn of Salina, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Raymond W. Fishburn, Uncles, Kenneth, Thomas “Tommy”, William “Bill” Fishburn, Jack Herman “Buger Red” and Aunts, Helen Kaufman and Peggy Westerman, Grandparents; Glenn and Jesse (Roach) Reed and Grandma Mary Fishburn.

Daniel enjoyed playing golf with his sister Cinda. He enjoyed fishing, collecting antiques, sitting out on the front porch with his mom and spending time with family and friends.

Daniel was a member of the NAACP, Pipe Fitters Union and Master Angler. He received a Master Angler Award for catching the largest wide-mouth bass in the State of Kansas (1985).

Dan was a kind and gentle man. He was inspirational, insightful, caring, understanding, big-hearted and sensitive. A “rescuer” to all those around him. He possessed the character of perseverance and strength. He was a confidant and a very loving person.

The family will be conducting a private memorial service at a later date.

Memorials will be made to Daniel’s daughter; Pippa M. M. Fishburn’s Education Fund in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, KS 67402.

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