Danel H. Mills
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Danel H. Mills

August 25, 1935 - February 18, 2011

Danel H. Mills

August 25, 1935 - February 18, 2011


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Obituary for Danel H. Mills

Danel H. Mills, Sr., 74, of Lakeview, OH, passed away Friday evening, February 18, 2011 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH. Danel was born on August 25, 1936, in Newark, OH to the late Herman Eliu and Bernita Violet Poling Mills. On December 18, 1965, he married the former Rebecca Eleanor Johnson, and she preceded him in death on November 11, 2004. He is survived by six children, Danel H. Mills, Jr., of Jackson, MI, John Lee Mills, of Newark, OH, Beverly Ann Velez, of Deland, FL, James E. (Laura) Mills, of Lakeview, OH, Bruce (Elizabeth) Kurtz, of Newark, OH, and Wayne (Kindra) Mills, of Lakeview, 29 grandchildren: Venus, Adam, Ricky, Paul, Melody, Elisa, Danelle, Sabrina, Krysta, Lynn, Elaine, Racheal, Amanda, Nathan, Robert, Danielle, Stephanie, Kaylee, Josephine, Paul, Erin, April, Kyle, Jake, Delbert, James, Joshua, Ashley, and Vanna, 11 great-grandchildren, four sisters: Margaret Shanefelt, Caroline Cooper, Betty Blevins, and Mary Becker, four brothers: Henry (Mary) Mills, Corwin (Glenda) Mills, Gary (Skip) Mills, and James (Mary) Mills, and several nieces and nephews. Daniel retired from Roper Industries after 18 years where he was manager of the paint department. He is a veteran of the Army National Guard. He enjoyed fishing, operating his CB radio, and computer, watching wrestling, and riding motorcycles. Per Mr. Mills' wishes, his body was cremated. Private family services were held prior to cremation. Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at @shoffstallfuneralhome.com.

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