Daniel Lee Vandervelden

Aug 17, 1954 – Dec 8, 2015

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Daniel Lee Vandervelden
Was born August 17, 1954 and passed on December 8, 2015 of natural causes.
He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie, his mother, Alice, sisters, Janet Sandall (Eric), Kathy Piña (Sisto), Shelley McCormick (Robert) and a large extended family.
Dan was born in Hillsboro, Oregon and moved with family to the Seattle area as a young child.
He attended schools in Des Moines, graduating from Mount Rainer High School. He then went on to graduate from Western Washington University with a degree in business.
Dan spent his career in the automotive industry, specializing in truck fleet leasing and sales.
Our family will hold a private celebration of life for Dan.


Gord Hammond
Lake Forest Park, WA
Dec 21, 2015

What a shock! I chummed around with Dan during the latter stages of Elementary School (I believe?), Junior High, and High School. In particular, we used to spend many summer days at the Des Moines Field House playing work-up and pick-up baseball. I always admired Dan for his great smile and charismatic personality. Great guy!

My thoughts are with his family.

Gord Hammond

colleen clifford meador
Buckley, wa
Dec 19, 2015

Debby Floyd Gentges
Kirkland, WA
Dec 17, 2015

Sending thoughts and prayers. I went to school with Dan.....from little kids through high school. A great guy, dependable friend and liked by everyone. I am sorry for your loss. Dan, RIP.

Becki Myers Hill
Auburn, WA
Dec 16, 2015

I was a classmate of Dan's at Mt Rainier High School. Dan was our Senior Class President. Such a nice boy. He was the kind of boy that was funny and kind to everybody. He had a beautiful smile that lit up his whole face. My sincerest condolences to the family, especially to his Mother. When my Dad passed unexpectedly in 1983, at 61 years old, my Grandmother was broken-hearted. May the happy memories you have of Dan bring you all comfort and peace.

John Simpson
Seattle, WA
Dec 16, 2015

As a high school classmate of Dan, I remember him well from our days at Mt. Rainier. I always came to class reunions on the lookout for him as someone with whom I'd like to reconnect. I'm sad we did not get the chance. I remember Dan as genuine, friendly, smart and, fun-loving. My heart goes out to his family. They will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Peace to his memory!

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