Daniel Jay Shiel

Daniel Jay Shiel of Overland Park, KS died March 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.  Friends and family may gather Thursday, March 13, 6:45 pm to 9 pm, at the  Matt Ross community center to share memories and again on Saturday, March 15, 10 am at Village Presbyterian Church for a memorial service.
Born in Kansas City on October 28, 1946, Dan graduated from Kansas State University, Northwestern University, and the UMKC School of Law.  He was an attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency for 40 years.
He is survived by Joyce, his wife of 44 years, as well as  his son, Adam Shiel (Sarah), daughter, Erin Metzler (Josh), and 6 grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Sheree Murphy, and many nieces and nephews.  He will also be missed by his furry friend Katie who will surely lose weight lacking the table scraps he sneaked her and by the backyard birds for which he set a daily banquet.
The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to Great Plains SPCA, 5428 Antioch,Merriam, KS 66202 or City Union Mission,1100 E 11th, Kansas City, MO 64106.


  1. Patty and Ron Teague on March 14, 2014 at 8:12 am

    We are remembering the times we spent with your family when Cecily and Adam were best buds.

    We have fond memories of your family and want you to know you are in our prayers.

  2. Bob Patrick on March 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Dear Joyce and Family-
    I was devastated to hear of Dan’s passing, and I cannot even imagine what a tragedy it is for you.

    I worked with Dan for most of the 37 years I was at EPA. I was so impressed with his intellect, professionalism, and gentle manner which he exhibited every day. He also had an unusually sound grasp of the relative importance of various matters, which helped keep them in perspective, to the benefit of all who worked with him on these matters.

    As you cope with your own immense grief, please know that those of us who were fortunate enough to know Dan as a friend and colleague are thinking of you, as we also share in that grief.


    Bob Patrick

  3. Carol LeValley on March 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    When I first started at EPA in 1973, I worked for Dan. We both stayed late because I waited for my husband to pick me up and I think Dan was going to law school. He had a great sense of humor and we would share stories and laugh. He was a great guy and he will be missed by all who knew him. Carol LeValley

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