Dennis McDaniel 1962-2016
Dennis W. “Mac” McDaniel, 54, of Netawaka, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton.
He was born Aug. 30, 1962, at Holton, the son of Robert and Susan Woodall McDaniel. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1980.
Mac worked as a concrete finisher and later at the Wetmore school as a custodian.
He was a member of Kansas ABATE 11 and a past president of the Wetmore Men’s Club.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Betty McDaniel, Stark City, Mo., and Susan and Jerry Mencl, Holton; one brother, Jeff McDaniel and wife Kathy, Tecumseh; one sister, Pam Hossfeld and husband Perry, Powell, Ohio; two stepbrothers, Rodney and Scott Nightingale; a stepsister, Janet Hinrichsen; his aunt, Linda Ireland, Topeka; other family members, many brothers and sisters of the road, and his chihuahua companion, Fred.
His smile and chuckle will remain in our minds and hearts forever. Giving more than he took.
Cremation is planned. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Wetmore Cemetery. Another Celebration of Mac’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the old schoolhouse north of Whiting, starting at 4 p.m. For those attending the services, Harley Davidson attire is encouraged.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wetmore Men’s Club, Jackson County Friends of Hospice or Kansas ABATE 11, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com