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In memory of

Marvin McDaniel

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming at the age of 54

Marvin Fred McDaniel was born August 2, 1958, in Philip, South Dakota, the son of Fred Q. and Beverly I. (McClure) McDaniel. He grew up in Philip, graduating from Philip High School in 1976. While in high school, Marvin worked for Jack Hansen at his fur plant. After graduation, Marvin worked for Dorothy Brothers, where he worked on vehicles. Marvin then worked for Wendall Siefert's Electric before he attended Mitchell Vo-Tech, where he earned his electricians license. Marv first worked in Gillette, WY as a residential electrician, and in the late 80s started doing more commercial electrical wiring. He went to work for TIC, and moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1993. He became TIC's master electrician for the western division, and travelled extensively with his girlfriend, Laura Moore, who also worked for TIC. Later Marv went to work for P & H Mine Pro, where he did similar work but travelled to eastern states like Missouri, Illinois, and Minnesota. Another employee, Virgil Tatman, decided to start his own company and Marv followed him over to his company Hamm Equipment, Inc. Marv continued to do a few jobs for Hamm Equipment until his illness, but was primarily focused the last few years on moving back to Grindstone to operate the small ranch that had been in the family since 1907 (when his great-grandparents George McClure homesteaded it). 
Marvin has made his home in Casper for a number of years, but always looked forward to coffee at Rich Smith’s, when he made it home to the ranch near Philip. Marvin was a hard worker, and able to fix anything that needed repairs. Marvin also became quite a gardener, and enjoyed canning his produce he raised.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his mother Beverly McDaniel of Quinn, South Dakota; three sisters Kerry Wahlquist and her husband Peter of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kathy McDaniel of Rapid City, and Patricia Hauk and her husband Phillip of Piedmont; nephew Sean Wahlquist and niece Kersey Wahlquist both of Las Vegas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Marvin was preceded in death by his father Fred McDaniel on April 6, 2005.
Memorial services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.
Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Memorial services:  2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at the American Legion Hall in Philip.
Interment: Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

  • To Bev and families, so sorry to hear about Marvin's death at such a young age. Wanted to express our sympathy to all of you. ~ Mary annd Don Keyser 3825 Odde Drive RC (1/19/2013)
  • To all the family sending my sympathys hes in a good place now. Prayers!!! ~ Bonnie Moses nebraska (1/19/2013)
  • Bev, girls and family, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Marvin. I was so surprised, as I thought he was doing better. What a shock to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Joyce Buchholz Belle Fourche (1/19/2013)
  • Bev, girls and family, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Marvin. I was so surprised, as I thought he was doing better. What a shock to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Joyce Buchholz Belle Fourche (1/19/2013)
  • Bev and family, I am so sorry to learn of Marvin's passing. I keep you all in my prayers. God bless.

    Christy fonseca-graddy
    ~ christina L. fonseca-graddy 18420 Guildberry Drive, #103 Gaithersburg, MD (1/19/2013)
  • To Beverly and girls, I was sorry to find out that Marvin had passed away. Please accept my sympathy to all of you!
    ~ Joe Millage Philip S.D. (1/19/2013)
  • Dear Bev, Kerry, Kathy, Patricia and families: So sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. As a classmate, I remember Marvin being a nice guy. He came and saw us a few times when we were living in WY. Always a polite gentleman. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Lynn Seifert Rapid City, SD (1/19/2013)
  • Bev & Family,

    With my deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time.
    ~ Bea Williams Missoula, Mt. (1/19/2013)
  • Please know I have thought of you and prayed for you ever since I heard that Marvin became ill. He was one of the smartest men I have ever met in my life. He was way above the rest of us on this planet, amazing person and friend. My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you throughout this painful time. Yes, Marvin, was too young, but know you all did everything that you possibly could do to help him when he was so sick. Although, it is hard to think in this way, but he no longer suffers and he is indeed with those way above us here on earth. My condolences to each of you and may God and Marvin's deceased loved ones have now greeted him at the gates of heaven. God please bless him as he makes this passage. Char ~ Char Price Stangle rural Philip (1/19/2013)
  • We are so sorry to hear of the lost of Marvin. Remember the good times and always keep them in your heart. ~ Jim and Vonnie O'Dea Howes,SD (1/19/2013)
  • Bev, Kerry, Kathy, Patricia & families - We are so very sorry for your loss in Marvin's passing. We are never ready for this and especially when he was so young. You are all surely in our thoughts and prayers. And if we can be of any help with anything, please do not hesitate to give us a call. God bless you all.
    Kieth & Deb
    ~ Deb Smith Philip (1/19/2013)
  • Bev and Family . I am sorry to hear about Marvin as a fellow classmate I have good memories of him . My sympathy and prayers go out to all of you. I am saddened by your loss. ~ Cindy OConnell W9464 Yellow River DR. Spooner Wi 54801 (1/19/2013)
  • So very sorry to hear about Marvin
    passing. Prayers and sympathy to the family.
    ~ Janice and Craig Heigh 2500 Lunar Dr Rapid City, SD (1/19/2013)
  • Bev, Kerry, Kathy, & Patricia: We are so sorry for your great loss. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and provide you with comfort, love, and the healing of your aching hearts. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love, Mike & Shar ~ Mike & Shar Moses Philip (1/19/2013)
  • Bev and family: Our deepest sympathy to all of you. God Bless you in the days ahead. ~ Don & Jolene Haynes Philip SD (1/19/2013)
  • Dear Bev and families So very sorry to lose your son and brother. Our prayers are with you and all the memories you have will be blessings. Can't wish him back from heaven. In a heartbeat the transfer takes place. Its so beautiful, peaceful and immense. can't be describled and it was over 60 years ago when I saw Heaven when I drowned and was brought back. Love Connie and Bill Lee ~ Connie and Bill Lee 4610 Parsons Rd., Springdale,AR72764 (1/19/2013)
  • Bev and girls, My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May God's grace and love help you during the painful time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ~ Janet Lurz Wall (1/19/2013)
  • Bev, I'm so sorry to here of your loss, these things are so hard to understand but someday we will. ~ Neil Brunson 2035 Rodgers Ct. Loveland, CO (1/19/2013)
  • Bev, Kerry, Kathy and Trish...very saddened to read of your loss. Our sympathies to you all as you mourn. ~ Nancy Seager Ekstrum Green Valley, AZ (1/19/2013)
  • Bev and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, who was so young. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. Ken and Arlene Everett
    ~ Ken and Arlene Everett Mtn.Home, Id &Apache Junction,AZ (1/19/2013)
  • Prayers for you and your family at this sad time, Bev!! So young. My sincere sympathys and love for all of you!! ~ Janet Humphrey 6814 Lakeland Way (1/19/2013)
  • Aunt Bev and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss, Leah and I give our sympathys and love for all of you.
    ~ Scott & Leah McDaniel Bend, OR (1/19/2013)
  • Sorry to hear of the lost of Marvin.Our thoughts and prayer are with you ~ Tim and Susan OConnor las vegas nv (1/19/2013)
  • Bev and family, my prayers are with you. Marvin was a great friend, he will be missed by everyone. ~ Cheryl Metzger Casper, Wy (1/19/2013)
  • Bev and girls. I was so sorry to hear about Marvin. What a young life to come to an end. Arley had been keeping us abreast of his condition and the last I heard he had a long up hill battle. He was at dad several months ago and had coffee with us. I enjoyed the visit. I hadn't seen him since high school. He really looked like his dad. I am so sorry for you loss. I will be praying for solace for all of you. Barb Coy ~ Barb Smith Coy Sundance Wyoming (1/19/2013)