Henry Daniels (1937 – 2012)

Henry “Hank” O. Daniels, age 74, a resident of Somers, passed away Sunday February 26, 2012 at Kenosha Estates.

Hank was born on September 1, 1937 to the late Ollie and Ella (Baumgartner) Daniels. On October 5, 1957 Hank married JoAnne Dunham at First United Methodist Church in Kenosha, WI.

He was a graduate of Central High School.He served in the US Navy as a Captain’s Yeoman. Hank was a life long self-employed salesman who was honored many times during his career. He was an avid fisherman, was a frequent participant in the Cohorama fishing derby and loved boating on Lake Michigan. Hank was quite the story teller and had a quick wit. He was a Cub master when his sons were active in scouting. He loved to travel with his wife and enjoyed vacations to FL. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Hank is survived by his wife JoAnne, two sons David (Irene) Daniels of Somers and Ronald (Lou Ann) Daniels of Somers, one daughter Kelly (Troy, Sr) Hardy of Kenosha and one foster daughter Dianne Kircher. He is also survived by seven grandchildren Jeffrey (Jennifer) Daniels, Eric Daniels, Zachary Daniels, Adam Daniels, Troy Jr (Brianna) Hardy, Alexander Hardy, Wesley Hardy and two great grandchildren Ciara and Katelyn. He is further survived by two brothers Charles (Faye) Daniels of Georgetown, SC and Kenneth (Nancy) Daniels of Houston, TX and three sisters Virginia (Jim) Downey of Lakeland, FL, Betty (Kenneth) Lyerly of Ellerbe, NC, Jean Stephenson of Cambridge, WI, a sister-in-law, Marlys Daniels of Chippewa Falls, WI and many nieces and nephews.

Hank was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Donald Daniels.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 28, 2012 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (5601 Washington Rd) at 6:00 PM. Visitation with the family will be held at the church on Tuesday from 4:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family would be appreciated.

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