Daniel Thomas Copeland, age 53 of Springfield, MO passed away on December 3, 2010. He was born October 20, 1957 in Renton, Washington, to Paul and Colleen (Blackledge) Copeland. Dan was an amazing husband, incredible father, perfect grandpa, dependable son, devoted brother and loyal friend. He always helped a person in need. On October 1, 1976 he was united in marriage to Donna Ranae Reed. They had 34 extraordinary years together with the raising of two daughters, Tiffany (Copeland) Goosey and Ashley (Copeland) Brown, and one grandson Ethan Goosey.
from QCWA's Our Living Heritage
Dan ia a past Director of the Southwestern Missouri Amater Radio Club. He is President of QCWA Chapter 181, QCWA Webmaster and an ARRL life member. Dan has helped teach many ham classes and is an ARRL Volunteer Examiner. Dan has been married to Donna(KØDRC) for 23 years and has 2 daughters. He is a very active HFer, DXer and enjoys contests. Dan is also active in QRP and really enjoys portable operations. If reelected to the Board of Directors, Dan wants to work on creating more reasons to belong to QCWA, including more on the air activity.