Daniel Spader Voorhees Obituary

Daniel Spader Voorhees

On Friday, December 18, 2020, Daniel Spader Voorhees, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away in Duluth, MN at the age of 85. Dan was born in 1935 in Chicago to Alfred and Elizabeth (Butterfield) Voorhees. He married Faye (Jacobson) and they had two sons. He began his career as an Ironworker in 1953 and continued until he retired in 1994 from Ironworkers Local 512. He always went where the work was and it took him all over the country and even to Alaska and Greenland. He also left his mark on many local buildings, bridges and structures around the Duluth/Superior area. He was a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He had many hobbies and talents through the years that kept him busy and he enjoyed learning new things. He was very handy doing woodworking and restoring old cars to even building their own log home. He enjoyed driving his Harley motorcycle, flying his plane and driving trucks. Dan was also grateful for his 41 years of sobriety. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ramona and nephew Stanley. He is survived by his wife; sons Randy (Karrie) and Norm (Chris); grandchildren Corrie, Meghan, Daniel, and Ganz; and great-grandchildren Violet, Norah and Wroshyr; and beloved Marley. The family would like to thank the staff at the Essentia Health Hospice Group and Solvay House for the wonderful care they provided. Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
January 1, 1935 - December 18, 202001/01/193512/18/2020
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On Friday, December 18, 2020, Daniel Spader Voorhees, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away in Duluth, MN at the age of 85.Dan was born in 1935 in Chicago to Alfred and Elizabeth (Butterfield) Voorhees. He married Faye (Jacobson) and they had two sons. He began his career as an Ironworker in 1953 and continued until he retired in 1994 from Ironworkers Local 512. He always went where the work was and it took him all over the country and even to Alaska and Greenland. He also left...

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