August 21, 1936 ~ May 26, 2019
Born in: St. Peter, Kansas
Resided in: Denver, Colorado
Daniel Schamberger, age 82, passed away from cancer on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at home in Denver with his family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Veronica, his three daughters Julie Horowitz, Dana Nickless, and Monika Schamberger; two sons-in-law Bob Horowitz and Mark Nickless; and grandchildren Jake and Nate Horowitz, and Grace and Henry Nickless.
Dan was born in 1936, the youngest of 11 children in the small farming community of St. Peter, Kansas to Raymond and Barbara Schamberger. His father and mother’s family were part of the Volga German immigrants who settled in western Kansas.
Dan went to St. Joseph’s military academy for high school. He attended St. Mary’s of the Plains College in Dodge City for one year, then went to Pittsburgh State University where he received a degree in Education. He was the first in his family to receive a college degree.
After college, he was drafted into the Army and spent two years at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After living in Kansas City, Dan moved to Denver, Colorado where he would settle and raise a family.
He worked at the Sears in Cherry Creek for 15 years, then went into the tire business. He owned an automotive repair shop on east Colfax Ave, Tune Tech Automotive, for 20 years.
Dedicated to charity work, Dan was active in the Kiwanis Club of Aurora for 40 years; involved in his parish at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church for 50 years; and a member at the American Legion Post 1 and the veterans honor society “The Forty and Eight”.
Dan was a proud and supportive father, husband, and grandfather; a hard worker; always ready to laugh and tell a joke; made friends wherever he went; enjoyed jazz, a beer, and good company. He had a good sense of humor and was a positive force in many people’s lives. His presence will be profoundly missed! We love you, a bushel and a peck, we do!!!
A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00pm, Thursday, June 6 at Horan and McConaty, 11150 East Dartmouth Ave at South Parker Rd.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Friday, June 7 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 2250 South Harrison St, Denver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Kiwanis Club of Aurora Scholarship Fund
C/O Dave Heflin
P.O. Box 441774
Aurora, CO 80044
(for more information, please see below)
Funeral Mass: June 7, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
2250 S Harrison St.
Denver, CO 80210
Reception: June 7, 2019 12:30 pm
Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Daniel "Dan" Schamberger's name.