Earl E. Daniels
(March 28, 1925 - February 26, 2010)
Earl E. Daniels, 84, of Strasburg, died at 9:34 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 in St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Visitation from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery, Strasburg with military rites by Strasburg American Legion Post #289. Memorials may be given to Strasburg American Legion Post #289 or Donor’s Choice.
Earl was born on March 28, 1925 in Moultrie County, IL, the son of Charles L. and Frieda Fern Moran Daniels. Earl served his country proudly in the U.S. Army in WW II and was taken as a P.O.W. in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in Germany. He was in the Campaigns in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland and received the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Bronze Star Medal.He was a life member of Strasburg American Legion Post #289, life member of VFW Post # 1769 of Effingham and member of D.A.V. Chapter 7 of Effingham and Shelby Co. Farm Bureau. Earl was a truck driver. In his early years he hauled milk and later grain and retired from Webner’s Elevator in Strasburg. Earl loved to fish and camp. He loved helping the Strasburg American Legion Post and doing the Christmas sales. He married Alice Maye Thomas on November 10, 1946.
Surviving are his wife, Alice of 63 years; daughter, Linda (Linn) Voris of Windsor; sons, Dennis A. (Kyoko) Daniels of Colorado Springs, CO, Thomas M. “Mike” (Jeanette) Daniels of Strasburg and Todd A. (Tina) Daniels of Strasburg; sister-in-law, Edna Daniels of Arcola; grandchildren, Jeremy (Chrissy) Voris, Derrick (Amber) Voris, Christina (Don) Brown, Christopher (Nikki) Daniels, Matthew (Ashley) Daniels, Lisa Daniels, Justin Daniels, Steven Daniels, Kevin Daniels, Tori Daniels and Lucas Daniels; step-grandchildren, Jon Henschen and Justin Henschen; great grandchildren, Marissa Daniels, Carrah Daniels and Patton Voris; step-great grandson, Bradley Henschen; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne (Norma) Daniels and Gerald Daniels.
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