Daniel Vincent Shepherd / December 18, 1965 – November 3, 2009Published 10:30am Thursday, November 5, 2009
Daniel Vincent Shepherd, contractor and outdoorsman, passed away November 3, 2009, at his home in Niles, Michigan, after a courageous 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was 43 years old.
Vincent grew up in the Niles, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana area. He was the oldest son born to Daniel Marston Shepherd and Jane Morris Shepherd Tenney, and the stepson of Mark William Tenney and Gail Sanborn Shepherd. His grandparents were Mendel and Floreine Welch Morris and Marston and Edith Brunson Shepherd.
On September 27, 1997 Vincent married Denise Marie Lasch, daughter of Richard and Darlene Bentzler Lasch. They have three children, Sarah Elizabeth (10), Adam Vincent (7) and Eva Marie (5).
Vincent graduated from Niles High School and attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He met Denise while working as a contract employee at I/N Tek and I/N Kote in New Carlisle, IN. He subsequently worked in the construction industry and was a passionate outdoorsman and conservationist. He was a hunting guide locally and also enjoyed hunting in Alaska and Canada.
Vincent is survived by his wife, children, parents and step-parents, as well as, his brothers David Morris Shepherd (Flora), Christopher Adam Shepherd (Holly), and sister Megan Shepherd McConnaughey (Bryan); step-sisters Barbara Kathryn Beach (Doug), Shannan Eve Day (Darren) and Heather Marie Concannon; and step-brother Scott William Tenney (Debbie) who preceded him in death. He is also survived by Robert Mendel Morris (uncle), Anne Shepherd Schmitt (aunt), and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing is scheduled for Friday, November 6th, from 4pm to 8pm, at McGann Hay Funeral Home, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23 at Cherry Road, Granger, IN. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 11:30 am also at the McGann Hay Funeral Home location in Granger, IN, with viewing one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Society.