Dan Neenan - 1963
Bio & Picture from 40th Reunion

DAN NEENAN BIO - 2003-08-06

• At age 9 started cutting class at Sacred Heart Elementary.

• At age 10 illegally spent advance funds as a paper boy.

• At age 15 learned how to hotwire cars for joyrides from Pat Eng.

• At age 16 thumbed numerous times to Kansas City with Flex Sabatos (class of 63’s Riches Grad).

• At age 17 kicked out of Hickman for wearing a Sigma Epsion Chi (SEX) sweatshirt to assembly.

• 1963 joined the Army (with other fifteen, 63 Hichman grads), became a trained killer. Awarded a sharp shooter medal.

• Moved to San Francisco 1967 and experienced the summer of love.

• 1968 open a poster store in Columbia, MO on $500 loan from sister. Got married to Linda Gammon, worked my way
    through M.U., B.S. 1970. Had two kids, Michelle and Jennifer.

• 1974 opened the 9th St. Deli with Pete Neenan and Pat Eng. ($1,000 each start up capital). Customers lined up outside door at noon.

• 1976 opened Lifestyle Furniture corner of 7th and Walnut in Columbia, MO. Sold waterbeds for 10 years; upset many customers with wet beds.

• 1990 opened first Futon Expres’ store in St. Louis.

• 1997 escaped from Boone, moved to St. Louis. Opened up nine more Futon Expres’ stores (two in Chicago)

• 2003 living a great adventure, providing comfort to our customers, teaching entrepreneurship, and creating a learning organization.


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