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Leo E Daniels

June 5, 1937 ~ August 15, 2017 (age 80)
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Leo Edwards Daniels, 80, of Reasnor died on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.  The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, August 18, at the funeral home.  Memorials to the Killduff United Methodist Church may be left at the funeral home.

Leo, the son of Andy and Annie (McAdoo) Daniels, was born on June 5, 1937 in Kinta, Oklahoma.  His family later moved to Iowa where Leo graduated from Oskaloosa High School.

Leo was united in marriage with Frances Jean Brisel on December 27, 1959 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  He worked in the Maintenance Department at the Maytag Company in Newton for over 32 years, retiring on May 31, 1991.  He was a member of the Killduff United Methodist Church, UAW Local 997, the Mustang Club, and the American Poolplayers Association.  Leo enjoyed bowling, playing pool, fishing, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Those left to honor Leo’s memory are his wife, Jean Daniels of Reasnor; children, Sandra (Randy) Naaktgeboren of Knoxville, Wayne (Reda) Daniels of Killduff, and Stacie (Maury) Van Der Wilt of Sully; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Geraldine Visser of Oskaloosa.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry Daniels; two brothers, James and Lonzo Daniels; and a sister, Louise Randall.

 Service Information

August 18, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

Funeral Service
August 19, 2017

10:00 AM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

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