Daniel Lee Colteryahn

December 14, 1948March 10, 2019

Daniel Lee Colteryahn was born December 14, 1948, in St. Louis, MO to Henry and Dolores (Vierheller) Colteryahn. He passed away in Olathe, KS on March 10, 2019 with his children by his side. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Paulette. He is survived by his two children, Sarah (Brian) Meyer and Michael (Caitlin) Colteryahn, and two grandchildren, Liam and Caleb, as well as his Aunt and Godmother, Shirley Vierheller.

Dan was a cherished son, devoted husband, and loving father. He was a proud Eagle Scout and shared his love of scouting and the outdoors with his son and guided him and others as scoutmaster for several years. He especially loved birds and bird watching, a hobby he learned from his father and shared with his children. Dan was an avid cook and loved to share his culinary creations with family and friends, especially early morning breakfasts. Some of his most cherished times with friends as a young man were spent at the cabin in Lake Ozark, MO where he would get up before dawn to enjoy the peaceful early morning calm on the water. An enthusiastic dog-lover, in later years Dan could hardly be separated from his loyal companion, Amos. He was passionate about cars, especially classic muscle cars, and would happily regale friends and family (and strangers) with stories of his youthful driving shenanigans. Dan’s sharp wit and teasing jokes will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends. Services to be held at a later date in St. Louis, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to National Alliance on Mental Illness (

A Bird Song Christina Rossetti It’s a year almost that I have not seen her: Oh, last summer green things were greener, Brambles fewer, the blue sky bluer. It’s surely summer, for there’s a swallow: Come one swallow, his mate will follow, The bird race quicken and wheel and thicken. Oh happy swallow whose mate will follow O’er height, o’er hollow! I’d be a swallow, To build this weather one nest together.


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Tracy Edwards

March 18, 2019

Sarah and Michael, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. The obituary is interesting as one of my favorite memories was of your dad leading the scout troop around the big pond at the arboretum. He made us all be quiet so we could hear the birds. He also gave us wonderful advice to visit a wildlife refuge while we were in Florida. It was a great suggestion. Your mom and dad were both lovely, kind people and I'm glad I was acquainted with both of them. Ryan Sylva, my son, felt the same way. Praying for your family.

James Colteryahn

March 15, 2019

Danny's father, Henry Colteryahn, was my father's(Charles H. Colteryahn) brother, and we all would have happy family re-unions at Grandpa Colteryahn's farm house at Burgettstown, Pa. When Danny, Uncle Henry and Aunt Doe came from St. Louis to visit, it was a special time for us kids to get together, play football and eat watermelon! Danny was kind and loving and treated me and my brothers like we were his brothers, too. Uncle Henry had to slow Danny down sometimes, as he suffered from asthma; that was OK, it gave us a chance to sit in the shade, eat water melon, talk and pet Grandpa's beautiful Collie dog, Laddie. Danny, Uncle Henry and Aunt Do were very special people in my life, and Danny was a brother for me - a special brother that lived further away and one that we didn't get to see very often. I would like to comfort Danny's family and friends; he is now in a better place and with his Mom and Dad by his side, and his loved ones that have passed on, are there with him.