May 5, 1953 — October 13, 2021


CHETEK, WI - Michael E. McDaniel, age 68, of Chetek, WI and formerly of Tomah, WI, passed away from Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He was born May 5, 1953, to Joseph and Velma (Shird) McDaniel. 

   He was a 1971 graduate of Tomah High School. Mike was united in marriage to Sandra Farrand on June 23, 1973. He retired from Toro in Tomah, WI in 2014 after 39 years of service.

   Mike dedicated his time to his family. He enjoyed any activity his children and grandchildren were involved in. He also enjoyed running, biking and working on cars. He passed on his love of cookies to his children and grandchildren.

   He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sandy; daughter, Michelle McDaniel both of Chetek, WI; son Chris McDaniel and daughter-in-law Tiffany, grandchildren Katie and Sarah from Florida. His siblings Joseph and Karen McDaniel, Mary Sevedge, and Joan Chapman and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, his mother, Velma, his step-father, Anthony Dal Santo, and his sister, Linda Schmidt.

   A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2021, visitation from 10:00am-11:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at 11:00 am at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah.  Deacon Irene McDaniel will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah, WI. 

   The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mike’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org

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