Frances M. “Chic” Daniels, 91, a lifelong resident of the Devils Lake area, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake in the presence and love of her family.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Fr. C.F. Wilhelm will celebrate the Mass and burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Tuesday, July 9 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary and scripture service at 7 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.
Serving as casket bearers for Frances will be Troy Deplazes, Craig Daniels, Jamie Daniels, Chad Fisher, Steven Daniels and Matthew Jennings. Honorary bearers will be Frances’ grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Reading the scriptures will be Edward Jr. and Beverly Daniels. Gift bearers are Caleb Daniels, Chris Horton, Amanda Harrington and Samantha Staloch.
Music will be provided by Peter A. Hager and JoDee Lagein.
Frances Mary, daughter of Michael and Johanna (Schwan) Senger was born on November 9, 1921 at Devils Lake. She would make Ramsey County her home her 91 plus years. Frances graduated from St. Mary’s Academy with the class of 1939. She also attended Lake Region Junior College later in life.
Frances was united in marriage to Edward Daniels on July 27, 1942 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They established their home on a farm, near Sweetwater Lake for several years and eventually moved closer to Devils Lake but continued farming and in 1978, moved into Devils Lake.
Frances was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary.
Frances was always the hard working, devoted wife and mother. She worked side by side with Edward in the operation of the farm and ranch and in raising their six children. In the years on the farm, the daylight hours were filled with work, but in the evenings there was always time for a game of cards with family and friends.
Frances had many talents. She was a wonderful cook and especially enjoyed making “German dishes” for the family. She also discovered her talent as an artist. Her first painting was a scene on the side of the barn on the farm. From that first painting came many many more which Frances so generously shared with family, friends and were also enjoyed by everyone at Mr. and Mrs. J’s.
We are so thankful to have had our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend in our lives for so many years. We are thankful now to have her resting in the arms of God.
Page 2 of 2 - Those blessed to have shared in the life of Frances. Her children and their spouses, Carol and Bernard Deplazes of Devils Lake, Edward Jr. and Beverly Daniels of Doyon, N.D., Donald and Colleen Daniels, Michael and Kim Daniels, Patrick and Dawn Daniels all of Devils Lake and Amy and Terry Turner of Priest River, ID; grandchildren, Troy (Stacie) Deplazes, Jackie (Craig) Staloch, Janet (David) Harrington, Christy Werner, Lisa (Joe) Vetsch, Jessica (William) Galbraith, Brenden (Lindsey) Dockter, Shelly (Bob) Garrelts, Jamie Daniels, Jody (Chad) Fisher, Sarah (Blaine) Burdick, Laurie (Bob) Henry, Jennifer (Layton) White, Steven Daniels, Ashley (Ryan) Bokn, Nikki Rohn, Brooke Rohn, Dylan Veer, Jenny (Dean) Schuppert, Craig (Deauna Cost) Daniels, Patrick Jennings, Matthew Jennings, Travis Turner and Ryan Turner; 44 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; sisters, Marie (Tim) Kurtz, Irene (Phil) Steffan, and Catherine Steffan all of Devils Lake; brothers, Wendelin Senger and Frank (Gail) Senger also of Devils Lake and William “Bill” (Betty) Senger of Cleveland, OH; many nieces, nephews and their families.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward on December 30, 2005; sisters, Rose Ogrocko, Veronica Schiff, Lena Freeman and Julia Jorgenson; brothers, Joe Senger, Jerry Senger and Pete Senger.
Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Frances at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.