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DANIEL H. HASWELL
June 17, 1957 ~ January 26, 2013
Daniel H. Haswell of Vancouver, WA, and formerly from DeForest, WI, passed away on Sat., Jan. 26, 2013 from complications of health related issues. He was born to David and Rosalind Haswell on June 17, 1957, the youngest of three sons. Dan lived on the family farm and attended the Windsor and Deforest schools. Growing up on the family farm, he was active in band and 4-H. His prized Arabian horse, Sun Daancer, helped many young riders become 4-H champions.
Dan graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with degrees in Education and Music. He was a member of the UW Tuba Quartet and excelled in the cello and baritone horn. For several years, Dan was a member of the 1st Brigade Civil War Band and maintained their instruments. He also enjoyed his time playing with the Waunakee community band.
After teaching high school music for four years in Marion, WI, he attended Minnesota State College Southeast Technical earning a degree in Band Instrument Repair. He operated his own business on the family farm for four years before relocating to Vancouver to work for 24 years with the Monette Trumpet Company.
Dan will be remembered as an avid gardener sharing his produce and recipes with friends and family. He was an excellent resource for landscaping, carpentry, and woodworking projects. Dan was a talented musician and gifted trumpet technician, building horns for musicians worldwide. He loved the Badgers and the Packers and attended their games and enjoyed playing golf at Lake Windsor with friends whenever possible.
Daniel is survived by his parents, David and Rosalind Haswell of DeForest; brothers, Tim, of Deforest and Jeff (Renee) Haswell of Tehachapi, CA. In addition, he leaves many friends, co-workers, traveling companions, aunts, uncles, and cousins who were so important to him. He was very appreciative of those who were supportive to him.
A memorial service will be held on May 4, 2013 at the DeForest Evangelical Free Church. Details of the service will be posted at a later time.
There will also be a celebration of life for Dan held at The Cameo Café, 7703 NE 72nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661, on Sat., Feb. 16th at 1p.m. Please come and share in his memories with the family and a light luncheon provided.
The family is establishing a memorial fund for the DeForest High School music department to help other aspiring musically talented students.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 13, 2013