David Lee McDaniel

January 22, 1948March 2, 2018

David Lee McDaniel passed into Heaven tonight at the age of 70.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 6th from 5-7:45 pm, with a rosary at 7:45 pm at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Wea Catholic Church, 22779 Metcalf, Bucyrus, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 7th at 11:00 am, also at the church. Burial will follow in the Wea Cemetery.

David served as a Staff Sargent in the Army from 1966 to 1970. He was a pipefitter from Local Union 533 for 47 years. He was a huge part of the church and believed that his calling was to serve the Lord and help anyone who was in need.

Loving husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rosalee McDaniel (Nee Criscione), daughter Phyllis Kolbinger and husband David, daughter Frances Wurtz and husband Jerry, son Ian McDaniel and wife Angela.

The grandchildren he loved so much: Justin Wurtz, Austin Wurtz, Sahara Meyer, Madeline McDaniel, Lillian McDaniel, Samantha McDaniel, Abigail Kolbinger, Cooper McDaniel and Olive McDaniel.

David is also survived by his brother Rocky McDaniel and wife Barbara and sister Theresa Blanton and husband Pete.

In addition to this, he had a special place in his heart for all of his In-laws, nieces, nephews, church friends, and Union brothers and sisters. He is loved by all and will be missed.


  • Rosalee McDaniel, Wife
  • Phyllis Kolbinger & husband David, Daughter
  • Frances Wurtz & husband Jerry, Daughter
  • Ian McDaniel & wife Angela, Son
  • Justin Wurtz, Grandson
  • Austin Wurtz, Grandson
  • Sahara Meyer, Granddaughter
  • Madeline McDaniel, Granddaughter
  • Lillian McDaniel, Granddaughter
  • Samantha McDaniel, Granddaughter
  • Abigail Kolbinger, Granddaughter
  • Cooper McDaniel, Grandson
  • Olive McDaniel, Granddaughter
  • Rocky McDaniel & wife Barbara, Brother
  • Theresa Blanton & husband Pete, Sister
  • David always had a special place in his heart for all of his In-laws, nieces, nephews, church friends and Union brothers and sisters.

  • David Kolbinger, Pallbearer
  • Jerry Wurtz, Pallbearer
  • Justin Wurtz, Pallbearer
  • Austin Wurtz, Pallbearer
  • Frank Conklin, Pallbearer
  • Bob Criscione, Pallbearer
  • Joe Criscione, Pallbearer
  • Ramie DeGraeve, Pallbearer
  • Kevin McDaniel, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Rosary Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018

David Lee McDaniel

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Phyllis Kolbinger

April 6, 2018

My dad was always the most loyal and loving friend, coworker, and family member you could ever hope to meet. He never carried gossip, was always ready and happy to lend a hand, and was the best secret-keeper I’ve ever known. I’m honored to have spent my entire life trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to live up to his example. I will forever miss his smile, our daily chats, road trips, advice, the timber of his voice, and that dirty-dog laugh. I thank God for blessing me with such a great dad. I take great comfort in knowing I was one of his favorites. Save me a seat, Dad— I’m looking so forward to seeing you again!

Laurie Shadrick

March 6, 2018

David was a wonderful person. He taught me many things in the pipefitting industry to make me the best fitter I could be! We worked together for years along with helping with the Pipefitters golf tournament together. When we weren’t working on the same job I always looked forward to seeing him at one our union meetings. He gave his time for anyone who needed his help. I will always remember his smile and his contagious laugh. God bless for bringing him in to all of our lives.......

Frank Criscione

March 6, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family! Love to all.
Frank and Kay

Frank Criscione

March 6, 2018

We have many great memories of David. Frank and I rode the bus to one of the Chiefs game it was sooooo cold. Well of course I was not dressed for weather, no hat can’t mess up the hair, God forbid! I probably had pantyhose and heels on. My feet were freezing could not get warm, it was miserable. Frank called David he came to the stadium and picked us up and took us home. This was David always there for you. He will be greatly missed!
Love to all
Frank and Kay

Cheryl Diehl

March 4, 2018

The McDaniels,
I am at a loss for words and David would be laughing at that. My heart is aching for you all. I am sending prayers to you all during this difficult time. I do not have a childhood memory without you all in it. David will be missed by so many. He was an amazing man, husband, Dad and grandfather. His relationship with the Lord made me jealous and envious at the same time. R.I.P. David

Mike and Joan Brixey

March 4, 2018

From the Brixey family to the McDaniel family
Dave and Rose were our friends and neighbors for over 30 years. We watched our kids grow up together and we always looked out for everyone on our street. After we moved to Chicago, Dave told us he would look after our daughter and granddaughters who still live next to Dave and Rose, and he always did. Good neighbors like Dave and Rose are hard to find. We will miss you, our friend .