OBITUARY

James Lester Daniels

24 July, 194319 November, 2021
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James "Jim" Lester Daniels, age 78, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janice Eileen Daniels; children, Rick Daniels, Jimi (Shana) Daniels, and Debbie (Dave) Chandos; grandchildren, Olivia Olson, Gavin Olson, Joshua Daniels, Tyler Daniels, Trey Daniels, Ellie Chandos, and Ben Chandos; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Gary Daniels.

Jim was born on July 24, 1943, in DeKalb, IL to the late Omar James and Margaret Josephine Daniels, and was a graduate of Calumet High School. On November 11, 1962, he married the love of his life, Janice Eileen Bauske and, together, they raised three children. Jim retired with 58 years of service from Operating Engineers Local 150 as a crane operator. In addition, he served as an Executive Board Committee member for 16 years and was a mentor to countless coworkers.

Jim was an avid Texas Hold'em card player and known for being a great storyteller. He also enjoyed entertaining his family and friends with his, um-m-m...great singing voice, using any object that he could get his hands on as a makeshift microphone.

Jim was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many and will truly be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN, with Pastor Rebecca Sundquist officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN.

Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 2:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Please share your condolences and fond and funny memories with the family on our website www.chapellawnfunerals.com

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Monday, 29 November, 2021

Public Visitation

Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

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