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Official Obituary of

Frank C. Daniels, Sr.

January 10, 1931 ~ May 5, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Frank Daniels, Sr. Obituary

Frank Charles Daniels, Sr. lived for 92 years before he was called home peacefully surrounded by family on May 5, 2023. Frank was born January 10, 1931 to Joseph and Mildred (Stewart) Daniels in Petoskey, Michigan. He was the 3rd of 7 children.

Frank married Betty Sobleskey on September 29, 1951 in Cheboygan, Michigan and made their home in Petoskey. In 1951 Frank was called to serve in the Marines and remained in the service until 1953. Frank worked for Merchants Delivery and Batterbee Ice Company, Barnums, and later retired from Michigan Maple Block Company after being there for almost 40 years. Frank also started Daniels Excavating and Pig Farm, (starting with a horse and buggy) – which he worked diligently at until he was almost 90.

Frank was a strong, stubborn, hard-working, loving man. He was not afraid to get his hands dirty, loved farming and driving his tractors and skid-steer. He also had fun riding around the block and back roads checking on family and friends and looking for wildlife and berries! He also enjoyed watching the birds on his feeders. He could tell you what the what the weather was going to do – was usually right – and until his last days wanted to know ‘What’s it doing out there?’

Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mildred (Stewart) Daniels; wife, Betty (Sobleskey) Daniels; sisters, Mary Jo Sobleskey, Marion Dreffs and Catherine Bellmer; brothers, John, Joseph Jr., and William Daniels; a son, Dale Daniels; and 2 grandchildren, Rebecca Hall and Courtney Daniels.

Frank is survived by his children, Frank (Rita) Daniels, Nancy (Roy) Hall, James (Tere) Daniels, Phillip (Kate) Daniels, Melissa Daniels, Alice (Brad) Daniels, Beth (Jess) Daniels and daughter-in-law Karen Daniels. He also has 18 grandchidlren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family is asking in honor of Frank and his favorite color to please wear blue to the service.

Please join the family for a visitation on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Stone Funeral Home.

There will be a visitation at St. Francis Xavier Church on May 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. followed by his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Father Greg McCallum will officiate.

Burial will take place at St. Francis Cemetery where Frank will be honored with a flag presentation and playing of Taps.

A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Snowmobile Club.

Arrangements are in the care of Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
May 10, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stone Funeral Home
2098 East Mitchell Road
Petoskey, MI 49770

Visitation
Thursday
May 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
513 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770

Funeral
Thursday
May 11, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
513 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770

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