In Loving Memory of
James “Jim” Edward Daniels
Jim Daniels was born on October 6, 1933, in Grant County South Dakota to Albert and Viola Quirk Daniels. He grew up in Revillo, SD and graduated from Revillo High School in 1951. On April 13, 1956, he and Mary Engelkes were married in Avoca, MN. On June 6, 1956, he enlisted in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge on March 27, 1958, he returned to Lime Creek, MN. Following his discharge, they made their home in Green Valley, Gent and Holland, MN where Jim worked for the elevator. In 1967 they moved to Slayton where Jim owned and operated Slayton Grain and Supply until selling the business in 1986. Following the sale of the elevator Jim remained on as the manager for the new owner’s until 1990 when he retired. He and Mary enjoyed spending their winters going south. June 2020 Jim moved to the Good Samaritan Society in Westbrook, MN. He passed away there on Monday, August 2, 2021, at the age of 87. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton. He also was a member of the Slayton Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Daniels of Slayton, MN, two daughters, Kimberly Hanson of Minneapolis, MN, and Denise Stokesbary and her husband, Jon of Burns, WY, five grandchildren, Erik and Samantha Hanson, Jake and Grace Hanson and Miranda Hanson, and Heather and John Zook and Seth Stokesbary, four great-grandchildren, Trevin, Odin, Eiko, and Winston, one sister, Mary Poliquin of Yachats, OR, and one sister-in-law, Betty Daniels of Fulda, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Aldon and Leonard Daniels and one son-in-law, Craig Hanson. A private family services will be held with interment at Slayton Memorial Gardens, Slayton, MN.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 6, 2021, at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton from 4-6 p.m.
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