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Obituary of Mary Jean Daniels
Daniels, Mary Jean
Mary Jean Daniels passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Island City Assisted Living, surrounded by her loving family. She resided in the Eaton Rapids area for the past 10 years. She was 96 years old. Mary Jean Townsend was born on June 22, 1926 in Saginaw, the only child to the late George L. and Josephine (Pump) Townsend. She was raised in Saginaw for her early life, and her later school years she lived in Detroit. Mary Jean graduated from Cooley High School, Class of 1944. With formal education completed, she worked for a Department of War Office. Her family then moved to Midland and Mary Jean worked for Dow Chemical and met her husband, Vitold “Vic” Daniels from New York. Two years later, they were married at St. Brigid Catholic Church, Midland on February 7, 1948. They moved to Munster, Indiana and Vic worked in Chicago. While living there Vic took ill and died on July 9, 1953. After Vic’s death, Mary Jean moved back to Saginaw to be close to her parents. She worked as a travel agent and had several secretarial jobs including working for Equitable Life for 25 years. Mary Jean was a faithful member of St. Dominic Parish – St. Stephens Catholic Church. Mary Jean volunteered with the READ Association at a local elementary school. She love to spend time in her flower gardens, sewing, golfing, bowling, caring for her kitties, and spending time with her family, friends and especially with the “Girls Night Out” group. Her biggest travel adventures were to Alaska and Austria.
Mary Jean will be dearly missed by her children: Gary (Patricia) Daniels of East Lansing; Barbara (Russell) Hicks of Eaton Rapids and Karen (Brian) Habeck of Midland; 10 grandchildren: Maggie, Matthew, David, Katrina, Erin, Kristin, Tara, Amy, Jeffrey and Monica Jean; and eight great grandchildren.
SERVICE: A funeral service for Mary Jean will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. Pastoral Associate, Sharon Wahl will officiate with entombment to follow at Oakwood Mausoleum.
VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at the Deisler Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Humane Society of Saginaw County. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Daniels, please visit Tribute Store
In Loving Memory
1926 - 2023
DEISLER FUNERAL HOME
Deisler Funeral Home
2233 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
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