In Memory

Dan McGlynn

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07/30/23 12:59 AM #1    

Bruce Miller

Daniel Joseph McGlynn

  • Daniel Joseph McGlynn

McGlynn, Daniel Joseph Born September 29, 1953 in Minneapolis to Patricia and Burton McGlynn. Died July 27, 2023 at 69 years of age following an illness. Preceded in death by his parents Patricia and Burton McGlynn and brother Timothy. Survived and deeply missed by his loving wife Deb, son Andrew (Caitlyn) and grandchildren Maggie, Cora, and Rory; daughter Megan (Jerome) D'Alessandro and grandchildren Hailey, Brendan, and Colin; daughter Kelly (Paul) Frybarger and grandchildren Hugo and Hazel; Amy Cennamo and grandchildren Ava and Audrey; Ben (Lisa) Goodin and grandson Zachary. Dan was a graduate of St John's University, where he also served as a long time Trustee. Upon graduating he entered the family business, McGlynn Bakeries, where he served in many roles including CEO and Director. He also founded Concept 2 Bakers which was ultimately sold to Con-Agra by the family. He served as a Board member of another McGlynn family business, DecoPac-the largest cake decorations business in the world supplying professional cake decorators. Early in his career he attended the American Institute of Baking. With his love of family-owned businesses, he was an officer and Board member of the Minnesota Family Business Council and served as thoughtful Trustee of the McGlynn Family Foundation. Other memberships included St. Andrew's Investment Club, Lafayette Club, Quail West Golf & Country Club, and La Playa Beach Club. Since 2015 he was a resident of Naples, Florida and maintained a summer home (and watercraft) in Orono on his beloved Lake Minnetonka. He is also survived by his family business brothers, Michael (Julie), Tom, and sister Molly (Leo) Varley and their families, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all his nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by his friends for his love of family, humor, incredible knowledge of rock music, and creating a McGlynn family business history website. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to There will be a Celebration of Dan's Life on Wednesday, August 2nd from 1 to 4PM at Lafayette Club, 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on July 30, 2023 Startribune

07/30/23 09:24 AM #2    

Kurt Dahl

True blue friend for life. RIP, Danny. ♥️

07/30/23 10:45 AM #3    

Jim Joyce

Dan stepped in several years ago to put up and maintain our E72 website for the 35th, 40th and 45th reunions. It helped us to announce reunions, update & communicate changes and post photos from the reunion gatherings.  He "retired" from doing so after the 45th and we are grateful for all he did for the class.

Personally, it allowed me to get to know Dan better and share music interersts including concerts we had attended over the years.  I soon discovered that Dan had kept track of the concerts he went to by group, date, venue and even ticket stubs from those concerts. I don't know for sure, but he must have attended hundreds of concerts over the years. A true Music Man and rock n roller.  

He was a good man who accomplished much over his life, had a good Irish kind of humor and will be missed by many classmates, friends and family. 

May Dan Rest In Peace and Rock In Paradise (he'll probably even be there for some heavenly concerts with the likes of Jim Morrison, Janis, Jimi and Joe Cocker) 

07/30/23 03:45 PM #4    

Carolyn Trimmer

Heavy sigh. Sad to read that it all ended with an illness. Your photo reveals such vibrancy and your obit a great legacy, with many beautiful arrows (children and grandchildren) in your quiver. RIP my fellow classmate. Keep shining your light among us. We can benefit from lots of help on our planet these days, from all sides and angles. But, mostly Dan, fly free. Namaste.

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