Daniel C. “Dan” Rowland 35, died December 11, 2018 at Newton. He was born October 19, 1983 in Newton, Kansas to David B. and Linda Lee (Thomas) Rowland.
Dan was a graduate of Newton High School in 2002 and attended Hutchinson Community College.
Family took front and center in Dan’s life. He loved his family and being there for them more than anything. He had a love of the outdoors, nature and the mountains. He could often be found spending time with a fishing pole and friends or hunting. Dan also had a knack for speer fishing. He enjoyed traveling to the Colorado Mountains, Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lake all of his favorite places.
As most of his friends know and his family defiantly knew Dan was an avid reptile lover. There were many trips taken to snake, lizard and rock hunt. It was always a surprise what kind of reptile Dan would keep around. He would sometimes ask his sister and his family to take care of and feed his reptiles which they did out love.
Dan was also faithful Pittsburg Steelers fan.
He is survived by his father David Rowland of Newton; sister Jill Rowland of Newton; nieces Kaitlynn, Kaiah and nephew Kolby also of Newton; aunts and uncles Sherry Rowland and Wanda Tillford of Newton, Lisa Thomas of Albuquerque, NM; Martin and Beth Thomas of Emporia, KS; Gerry and Deborah Vanderheide of St. Louis, MO. Dan is also survived by numerous cousins and numerous friends he considered family.
Dan is preceded in death by his mother, grandparents Emmert and Virginia Rowland and Verden and Helen Thomas and one aunt Vickie Rowland-Moore.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday December 18, 2018 at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside Committal service will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Following the committal service there will be a reception and time of sharing and fellowship with the family at the Meridian Center in Newton. Thanks to the generosity of First Christian Church and O’Reilly’s Automotive please feel free to use those parking lots for overflow parking.
Memorial may be made to Petersen Funeral Home in Dan’s name to help offset funeral expenses.