On October 14th, 1953, he married Sue Lyon. Together they raised a son and a daughter and shared 52 years until Sue's passing October 18th, 2005. In 1986 the Bergquist family relocated to Horseheads, NY, where Dan worked at Westinghouse. He retired in 1992 after 32 years of service. He returned to Canton in 2015 as a resident of the Sherwood Personal Care and Retirement Home where he resided until three weeks ago.
Dan was a lover of the great outdoors where relished hunting and fishing. In his younger days he enjoyed fishing trips to Canada. He was a member of the Chemung County Rod & Gun Club as well as being a life member of the VFW.