In Loving Memory…

Daniel R. O’Brien

Daniel Ray O’Brien, 71, of Lincoln, formerly of Otterville, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born December 5, 1948, in Syracuse, son of Leonard and Evelyn Mullins O’Brien.

On June 4, 2016, in Syracuse, he was married to Barbara (Smith) Ulmer.

Daniel was an over-the-road truck driver before retiring. He enjoyed playing cards and tinkering in his garage.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by two children, Thomas Douglas O’Brien and Cynthia Ann O’Brien; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank O’Brien and Leonard O’Brien; and two stepsons, Travis Sheppard and Tucker Ulmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John Timothy O’Brien.

There will be no services.

Cremation arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Herb n Kelli King

    So very sorry for your loss, he will be with you and watching over you forever. You made him a very proud father. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Sorry for the loss of Danny he was a great friend we just have not see each other to much lately he will be missed

  3. Belinda Newgaard

    So sorry to hear this Tommy. Our condolences.
    Belinda and Richard

  4. Prayers with Barbara and Danny’s family,,I knew Danny for many many years ,we considered each other friends ,lots of laughs and good times especially at the lake….ride in peace my friend,,on the harley of your dreàms.. I’ll will miss you

  5. Mae(Allee)Meyer

    Thinking of the family, so sorry.

  6. Bob and Debbie Bentzin

    So sorry for you and your family. We so enjoyed playing cards and having meals together.

  7. Denise & Dave Digby

    Sorry for your loss Tom. Prayers to your Family🙏🙏

  8. Kathy Wilson & family

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.

  9. Sorry for your loss Tom. Sending prayers for you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏

  10. Tom, Jacque, & ThomasBrien Obbink

    Very sorry to hear about Dan. Thoughts and prayers from us.

  11. So sorry to hear this. My sympathy to all the family. Brenda Baust

  12. So sorry Barb. I miss you. My prayers are with you.

  13. Timothy Baust

    Dan will be Greatly missed! I loved him like a father!

  14. I’m going to miss you more than you would ever know papa, you were the most badass person I’ve ever met (besides meme!) and I’ll forever regret not visiting you sooner. You always knew how to make us laugh and you always had our backs. I love you so much and I’m still in shock that you are gone. You were always there and you were always my papa through my whole life. Rest In Peace papa Daniel O’Brien

  15. Sorry to hear this Tom. My condolences.

  16. William and Sheila Harper

    We are so very sorry for your loss. He was a good friend and a wonderful man. You are all in our Prayers. God bless each of you.

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