Dan Corcoran, Greenfield, Aug. 22, 2016

Daniel Joseph Corcoran was born June 24, 1958, in Jefferson, Iowa, the son of Bud and JoAnn (Yepsen) Corcoran. He passed away on Aug. 22, 2016 at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 58. 

Dan attended Greenfield Schools in Greenfield, Iowa, and graduated as a GHS Tiger in 1976. Dan received a football scholarship as a defensive back from Ellsworth. He was privileged to play in the Jr. Rose Bowl as NJCAA National Champions in 1976. Dan was employed as Quality Control Specialist at Ferrara Candy Company in Creston, Iowa. Dan was blessed with a daughter, Bailey, on April 24, 1992.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Corcoran; sisters in infancy Deborah and Denise; and brother-in-law Stephen Gleason. 

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn Corcoran of Greenfield; daughter Bailey Corcoran of Greenfield; brother Dennis and wife Sally Corcoran of Des Moines; sister Lisa Gleason of Des Moines; brother John and friend Vicki of Des Moines; sister Laurie and husband Mark Nelson of West Des Moines; brother Pat and wife Jodi Corcoran of Van Meter; 19 nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.

Funeral service was held Aug. 26, 2016, at the United Methodist Church, Greenfield,  with Pastor Eric Schubert officiating and Mark Nelson, giving the eulogy.

Music was recorded selections “Amazing Grace” and “Come To Jesus.”

Pallbearers were Scott Armstrong, Bruce Sheriff, Jeff Held, Steve Brown, Reggie Sickles, Mike Armstrong and Dave Kneeskern.

Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Corcoran, John Corcoran, Pat Corcoran, Aaron Corcoran, Adam Corcoran, Bryce Corcoran, Marcus Corcoran, Connor Corcoran, Quinn Corcoran and Sean Gleason.

Floral committee was Becky Kniep, Lori Armstrong, Helen Conard, Alice Jameson, ReaJean Murphy and Carol Root.

The Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield was in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.steenfunerals.com.


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