John “Jack” A. Daniels, 81 of Eau Claire died on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at home with his family at his side and under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Jack was born in Eau Claire on December 21, 1935 to Madelyn Beckwith and Byron Daniels. He attended Eau Claire Schools and served in the United States Army from 1954-1957. He was united in marriage to Sandra Thalacker on December 10, 1959 in Eau Claire. He worked for August Linse as a crop farmer for many years, and then drove truck for various people after retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Eau Claire; sons, John of Eleva and Scott of Lake Hallie; daughter, Carol of Elk Mound; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Michael (Diane) of Minnesota; sister, Deborah of California; brother-in-law, Lester Larson of Eau Claire; step-brother, Rolland Halvorsen of Eau Claire; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Judy; step-father, Roland Halvorsen; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Vera Daniels; sister, Betty Larson; and his beloved dog, Max.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to St. Joseph’s Hospice and especially to his nurse, John.
Per Jack’s request, he will be cremated and there will be no memorial service.