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Daniel Michael Dolen

November 11, 1943 ~ January 02, 2024

Daniel Michael Dolen of Vero Beach, FL passed from this world peacefully at his home on January 2, 2024, suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. He was eighty years old.

Dan was born in Peoria, Illinois on November 11, 1943 to Edward S. and Marcella L. Dolen.

He married Linda Binder on June 26, 1971 and had 52 happy years together.
They had two children, son Daniel E. Dolen of Vero Beach, FL and daughter Tiffany (Scott) Russell of Birmingham, AL.

Dan’s life’s work was running Dolen Construction, a family business started by his father during the 1930’s. Father and son worked together for over 60 years hauling aggregate and building roads in the Peoria, Illinois area.

The work was a joy to him and instilled his incredible work ethic and tremendous skill in engine repair and machinery. He maintained the fleet of equipment himself ensuring safety and productivity for himself and his employees.

After Dolen Construction, Dan worked for Mitsubishi Motors and retired in 2005.
Dan and Linda relocated to Vero Beach, FL in 2014 and enjoyed an active community of friends for the last nine years.

Dan leaves behind his wife, Linda; son, Daniel E. Dolen; daughter, Tiffany (Scott) Russell; grandchildren, Sophia LaHood, Morgan Burruss and Austin Russell; his sister, Suzanne Valle; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests that donations be made in honor of his name to the VNA & Hospice Foundation that gave him such comfort and outstanding care in his home during his final weeks. Where 100% of contributions are retained by the VNA & Hospice Foundation.

Dan had an unwavering faith in God which was evident to everyone that knew him.


Lari LaBello

January 8, 2024, 10:20 pm

Dan was an absolute joy! He had a way of making you feel important and valuable. I’m honored to have known him.❤️

Cynthia Brutosky

January 8, 2024, 10:24 pm

God is rejoicing welcoming His beloved son home!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

It was my honor to have met him❣️

Linda Willis

January 8, 2024, 10:28 pm

Dan will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
It was a joy to know Dan. He was always helpful to those around.

Jim Schmidt

January 9, 2024, 2:57 am

Such a great loving and caring man. Enjoyed many hours hanging out with him here in Normal, IL. He will be greatly missed but will cherish the many memories.

Barbara Valle

January 9, 2024, 3:07 am

We all loved Uncle Dan so very much! Thinking of all of you and know endless great memories will help see you through this difficult time.
Prayers and much love!

Louis trombino

January 9, 2024, 3:44 am

May you find peace and comfort that Dan led a fulfilling and fruitful life ♥️

Cousin Louis


January 9, 2024, 1:07 pm

Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you & your family. ❤️


January 9, 2024, 2:29 pm

May loving memories of a life well lived give you peace, comfort and love. God bless you and yours. ❤️

Kimberlie Lemaire

January 9, 2024, 2:46 pm

I had the privilege of being Dan’s neighbor for over nine years. Not only was he a gentleman, but he was my friend. Whenever I had a problem, he knew it and would say what can I do to help you. He would always ask me how are you and he meant it. He was so kind to me and walked my dog Ozzie for years while I was working hard. He always made sure that Ozzie was safe and had Water and Food and they were real buddies. Ozzie would race across the street when he saw Dan outside, they loved each other. I loved him too. He was a wonderful man and a kind neighbor, and a very good friend. I will miss him dearly.

Marilyn Overly

January 10, 2024, 12:22 am

I have so many wonderful memories of Dan throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Dan touched a lot of lives and will be missed by many. I love you Dan.

Jason Heitz

January 10, 2024, 3:28 am

Dan was quite a man. I’ll never forget when he came into my office for an interview dressed to the nines. It was a sincere privilege to have known him and to work with him. He was one of the kindest men I have known. He has been dearly missed since his retirement from Contractor’s Disposal by all who worked with him. We are all very sad.
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss.

Elizabeth Tellone

January 13, 2024, 4:39 pm

Linda and Family,
Just wanted to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. Dan was a kind soul. My God watch over you in this difficult time.
Your Neighbor and friend.

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