Dan Aasheim, 65, of Bottineau, passed away surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in a Minot hospice center, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Bottineau on June 22, 1947, to Clarence and Myrtle (Ihla) Aasheim. Daniel attended Souris High School, where he graduated on May 28, 1965. He married the love of his life, Connie Johnston, on March 6, 1971, with whom he shared 41 wonderful years.
Daniel was a humble man whose actions in life were driven by the love of his family and friends. He undertook numerous careers throughout his 65 years, including truck driver, salesman, insurance manager, entrepreneur and business owner, and assistant manager at Walmart. Daniel served his country as a member of the Nebraska and North Dakota National Guard in the 1970s.
Dan is survived by: his wife, Connie, of Bottineau; daughter, Heidi (Jeff) Vanlaningham, of Fargo, and sons, J.D. (Chastity), of Underwood, and Ryan (Erin), of Fargo; his sister, Loretta (Loren) Bernstein, of Bottineau; grandchildren, Alexis, Mark, Abigail, Dylan, Allie, Ella, and baby boy due in November; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins and great-nephews and great-nieces.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Myrtle; sister, Mavis Gran; and brother, Theodore.
Funeral: Monday, July 9, at 10 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Brethren Church in Bottineau.
Visitation: Will be Sunday, July 8, from 1 to 7 p.m., at Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.
Burial: Will be at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery on Highway 14 near Carbury.
Arrangements are with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at (www.nerofuneralhome.net).
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Cancer Care Cottage and Hospice, Minot.