James E. McDaniel


(Mar. 10, 2001)

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Powell for James E. McDaniel, 78, who died Saturday, March 10 at the Powell Hospital.

Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was born in Spencer, S.D., on Jan. 16, 1923, to Frank and Isabelle (Hamaker) McDaniel.

He entered military service and served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the Spearhead Fifth Division in World War II and saw limited action on Iwo Jima. He married Margaret Unzicker, and together they had five children.

He managed the GTA grain elevator for 17 years in Mitchell, S.D. He sold GTA feeds in North Dakota, Idaho and for Big Horn Co-op in Powell.

He enjoyed visiting at the coffee shop, relaxing on his deck, working in his yard and playing with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Margaret; three sons, Wes McDaniel and wife Cathy of Williston, N.D., Tim McDaniel and wife Karen of Powell and Todd McDaniel and wife Karen of Williston, N.D.; two daughters, Linda Meier and husband Bob of Whitewood, S.D., and Tracy Smith and husband Greg of Powell; 11 grandchildren: Mike Meier and Melisa Meier, Jason, Justin and Christopher McDaniel, Kaitlin and Ryanne McDaniel, Jared McDaniel and Shelby Pederson, Hailee and Chandler Smith; and two great-granddaughters, Cierra and Marquie Meier. He is also survived by two brothers, Richard and Wayland, and one sister, Lenor, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Condolences may be sent to 530 S. Ingalls in Powell. A memorial has been established.