Dan E. Bramhall, 84, of Neodesha, Kansas passed away at Morningstar Care Home on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Cremation has taken place through Loran Fawcett Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Loran Fawcett Chapel. Private Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24th at the Neodesha Cemetery.
Dan was born November 19, 1935 in Lemons, Missouri. He moved to Kirksville, Missouri as a young boy. He graduated from Putnam High School, in 1953.
Dan left Missouri and went to Coffeyville, Kansas to work with his brother in a tire shop. He then went to Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. Boeing sent Dan to Drafting School. After five years with Boeing, he went to work at Loftland Sail-Craft, which was founded by Francis Loftland in Wichita in 1958. He then met Pack St. Clair who had asked him to relocate to Chanute, Kansas and help build large slides. Finding that too dangerous, Pack decided to start a boat Company. Cobalt Boats was founded in 1969. Cobalt Boats then moved to Neodesha, Kansas after Standard Oil moved out.
Dan was a boat builder from 1969 to 2000, at which time he retired. Other activities he enjoyed after retirement, were rebuilding Porches and Mercedes and playing golf every chance he had.
Dan is survived by his wife, Carol of the home; son, Christopher and his wife Mary of Kansas City, KS; three grandchildren, Brandon, Corey, and Brett; two sisters, Phyllis Daniels and Barbara Grabosch also survive him.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Fon and Nora Bramhall; two brothers and two sisters. Memorials can be made in Dan’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association and can be left with the Loran Fawcett Chapel. On-Line condolences can be left to the family by going to www.loranfawcettfuneralhome.com
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