Daniel Shawn Kinney, 41, Kearney, Mo.

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Daniel Shawn Kinney, 41, of Kearney, Mo., went to be with Jesus on Feb. 9, 2013.

Daniel S. Kinney

Dan was born on Oct. 27, 1971, in Austin, Minn., the son of Fred and Joyce (Pleiss) Kinney. He was a 1995 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis. While attending school, he was introduced to Ann Gardner through a mutual friend, Maggie. Their first date was on Valentine’s Day in 1991. Ann knew she would marry him someday. Over the years, they stayed in touch and eventually reconnected even after he moved to Missouri in 1996. They were united in marriage on Aug. 28, 1999, in Austin, Minn. Dan was a truly devoted son as well as the most loving and thoughtful husband. He adored his two children, who miss him terribly.

His love for his family and our love for him is “indescribable”, said Alison, 11.

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“He was my favorite person in the house,” said Matthew, 6 1/2.

Dan was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Kinney.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Ann; daughter, Alison Belle Kinney; son, Matthew Frederick Kinney; parents, Fred and Joyce Kinney all of Kearney; brothers, Steve Kinney and John Kinney; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. We will all miss his laugh and genuine smile.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 16 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home in Kearney. A celebration of Dan’s life will be held at noon, following the visitation. The family suggests memorial contributions be made care of Hidden Valley Funeral Home.



A previous version listed Daniel Kinney as being from Mississippi, not Missouri. The Herald regrets this error.