STRATTON - Clyde Elbert "Danny" Daniels, 82, died Wednesday (Oct. 18, 2006), at El Dorado Manor in Trenton.
He was born Feb. 6, 1924, to Elbert and Elizabeth (Whisler) Daniels at Max. He grew to manhood on the family farm near Max where he completed his schooling. After graduating from high school, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seaman First Class. He entered the Navy in October 1943, being inducted in Denver Colo., and received his honorable discharge in January 1946, at St. Louis Mo., having served in the Marshall Islands.
On Aug. 4, 1946, he married Manota Barnhart at St. Francis.
He worked in the lumber and grain business at Krotter Lumber Yard and Grain elevator in Max from 1946 until 1959 when he traveled as a sales representative for Grolier Publishing Co. In March 1960, he began working as manager of Co-op Lumber Yard in Stratton. In 1964 he moved his family to Stratton and made his home there until the time of his death. He later managed Farmers Co-op Grain & Supply in Stratton, retiring after 29 years in April 1989.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Robert Burns Lodge No. 173 A.F. & A.M., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as a number of community boards.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Elizabeth Daniels; a brother, Ray Daniels; two sisters, Cleta Seybold and Mabel Parsons; and two infant daughters, Janice Irene and Susan Kay.
Survivors include his wife, Manota Daniels of Stratton; daughter, Paula Rae Fraser and husband, Grant of Fairfield, Wash.; son, Byron Daniels and wife, Peggy of Trenton; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Community United Methodist Church in Stratton with the Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Interment with military honors will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery in Benkelman.
Visitation is today until 7 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to the Stratton Ambulance.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton.