Daniel Richard Estevo passed away peacefully at Timber Ridge Care Facility on November 5, 2022 at the age of 79. Dan was a lifelong resident of Eureka.

Dan was the first child of Manuel and Louise Estevo, born in Eureka on May 27, 1943. His early years were on the family dairy ranch in Elk River and they later moved to Cutten.

Dan attended St. Bernard’s High School, graduating in 1961. About that time the Berlin Crisis was heating up and Dan enlisted in the army. He was assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas with Battery C, 7th Missile Battalion. The battalion was assigned to Korea to keep the enemy from penetrating the DMZ zone. After an honorable discharge, Dan returned to Eureka and married his wife of 56 years, Janis Wonderley, whom he has known since childhood.

Dan and Janis were avid water-skiers; Dan coached several youth sports teams and taught his sons to fish. He enjoyed a wonderful career at PG&E where he worked for over 40 years. He retired in 2009 and pursued his other hobbies, like working on his classic car and tending his vegetable garden in Myers Flat.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Louise Estevo and beloved dog Rubybella. He is survived by his wife Janis, his sons in Ukiah: Richard and wife Jenniffer; Ryan and wife Dana; granddaughter Lyla Estevo. Sister Marie and Husband Fred Taylor; nieces and nephews Troy Taylor, Terri Taylor in McKinleyville; Rick Wonderely of Redding; Cynthia Wonderely of Desert Hot Springs and sister-in-law Pamela Esparza of Dallas, Oregon.

Per Dan’s request no funeral services are planned at this time.


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