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Terry Dale Daniel

January 9, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Terry Dale Daniel, 77, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Unity Point Health-Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12 PM - 4 PM at Central Iowa Coonhunters Association, 2293 Zeller Ave., Marshalltown, Iowa.

Terry was born on March 13, 1941, in Solo, MO, the son of Loys and Dora Imogene (McKinney) Daniel.

He graduated from Houston High School in Houston, MO. He was an exemplary athlete in all sports and in 1959 played on the conference championship football team.

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Terry Dale Daniel

On July 16, 1960, he was united in marriage to Barbara Mast in Grundy Center, Iowa. Terry was employed at Fisher Controls in Marshalltown for thirty-nine years, retiring in 1997. His hobbies were hunting and fishing. In 1972, he shot a twelve point buck that weighed 255 lbs field dressed. It scored 182 3/8 in the Boone and Crocket North American Big Game book and was ranked 72nd. He was an avid competition coon hunter and bred, raised, and trained his own bloodline of Treeing Walkers. Terry hunted in twenty-one different states and had three dual grand champions. He had the 1998 UKC World Championship Coonhound. He later raised Beagles for competition rabbit hunting. He also raised six dual grand champions and four state champion Beagles. Terry was known across the country for his hunting and his dogs. He also enjoyed helping people throughout his life. Terry had a big heart and valued integrity in other people. He was a hard worker and always stayed busy.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Barbara of Tama; two children, Curtis (Debbie) Daniel of Fort Collins, CO, and Sherry Daniel of Tama; four grandchildren, Meshell Daniel, Seth Daniel, Taylor Daniel, and Jarrod Daniel; one great-grandson, Allias Bear-Daniel; two sisters, Joyce (Dewayne) Dunigan and Rita Ice, both of Houston, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Gearld Daniel; and one sister, Merna Brown.

A memorial fund will be established.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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