Thomas J. McDaniel, 84
May 4, 1930 -- Dec. 22, 2014

Thomas J. McDanielThomas J. McDaniel, loved by many, enjoyed this Christmas in heaven. Tom succumbed to mounting health issues, at age 84, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.

He was born on May 4, 1930, to George and Florence (nee Golden) McDaniel. Tom was raised on a farm in Kaukauna, and graduated from St. Norbert High School.

He went on to receive a Bachelorís of Business from St. Norbert College and his masterís from Loyola University in Chicago.

He served in the Army as a first lieutenant for two years and retired in sales from General Electric Medical.

He met his wife, Monica (nee Meier) McDaniel at 4-H Camp in Green Lake when they were only 13 and 14 years old and married on June 22, 1957, in Eden.

Tom lived life to the fullest and was known and loved for his integrity, wisdom, empathy and sense of humor. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh, as he loved socializing with his many beloved friends and relatives.

Tom is survived by his wife and best friend of 57 years, Monica (nee Meier) McDaniel; children Sheila Piccione, Maggie (Tim) McDaniel Mollwitz; grandchildren Caitlin Piccione, and Madeline, Megan, Michael and Maxwell Mollwitz; siblings Marie Schomish, Pat Mc-Daniel and Anne McDaniel; siblings-in-law Mary (nee Meier) Bick, Rita (Harlan) Draeger, Bob Meier, Betty (Dick) Theis and Sandy Meier; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents George and Florence; siblings Rita (Ray) Casey and Bob (Rosie) McDaniel; brother-in-law Butch Schomish; and sisterin- law Lorraine McDaniel.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Frances Cabrini Church (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend, WI 53095) on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, with visitation from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.

Interment of ashes will take place at Eden Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 262-338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.