Daniel Lee Quigley, age 64, of Manhattan, died Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Kindred Hospital-The Heights, in Houston, Texas.

Dan was born on April 1, 1955 in Great Bend, Kansas the son of Clarence and Virginia (Reed) Quigley.  He grew up in the Hays, Kansas area and graduated from Hays High School in 1973.

On June 14, 1975 in Hays, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Schmidt.  She survives at their home in Manhattan.

At the age of 19, Dan went to work for Southwestern Bell, which became AT&T, as a lineman. He retired in 2012 from AT&T as a communications tech.

He loved walking the trails at Tuttle Creek Lake, watching the eagles and ducks as he took his daily stroll and bike ride. He also enjoyed camping with friends and family. When he wasn't outdoors, Dan and his brother, CA, indulged their passion for trains, switching between chasing trains to get a glimpse of an old steam engine passing through town to building displays with miniature train sets, complete with bridges, buildings and all the scenery to go with it. He often went to antique tractor and engine shows and NASCAR races with his father and brothers. Dan also liked museums, evidenced by his membership to the Smithsonian.

He was preceded in death by his father, his brother CA Quigley, and infant brother Michael Bruce. 

In addition to his wife, Kathy, he is survived by his cherished daughter, Danielle Miller and her husband Cory, of Houston; his mother, Virginia Quigley, of Hays, Kansas; his sister, Mary Sloan and her husband Larry, of Albert, Kansas, his brother, Mark Quigley and his wife Becky, of Hays, Kansas, and his brother Chris Quigley and his wife Tina of Hays, Kansas, also his sister-in-law, Linda Quigley, of Mulvane, Kansas as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday September 19, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday September 20, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan, with Pastor Melanie Nord officiating.  Private interment will be held at the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Smithsonian, or becoming a member like Dan. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

 Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.