Obituary for Thomas Lee "Tom" Daniel

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Thomas Lee Daniel

October 6, 1951 - July 4, 2021


Thomas “Tom” Lee Daniel

BLOOMINGTON

Tom Daniel passed away at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on July 4th at age 69. His health had been declining for the last few years.  He was born on October 6, 1951, in Mount Carmel, Illinois. He was a graduate of Bloomington High School and attained a BA in Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii in 1982. He also attended Ivy Tech and received an LPN in 1989.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman 1st Class and was stationed in Hawaii for the majority of his six-year enlistment.

Tom was active in 4-H in his youth with the Happy Hoppers and showed Hereford cattle at the Monroe County Fair while in 4-H. He was a fan of baseball at all levels and sponsored an adult softball team for several years. He was a big fan of IU Basketball. He also enjoyed gardening and baking later in life and loved to share his produce and prized persimmon pudding with family and friends.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post 479 in Lyons, Indiana. At one time he was an avid runner and was proud to have completed at least one full marathon. Tom retired as a Veteran’s Rep from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Tom is survived by his mother, Charlotte (Curry Daniel) Brashaber; his two brothers: Roger A. Daniel and Kenneth R. Daniel, and a sister Kathy S. (Daniel) Edwards. He was preceded in death by his father Russell D. Daniel.

Melinda Helms posted on July 14, 2021

Tom was a goofy guy. But, Very smart Always kidding around. I worked in the same building with him for many years. The obit tells me so much more about him than he ever told. I know he will be missed.


Melinda Helms posted on July 14, 2021

Tom was a goofy guy. But, Very smart Always kidding around. I worked in the same building with him for many years. The obit tells me so much more about him than he ever told. I know he will be missed.


Melissa L. Bowlen posted on July 10, 2021

Tom was a remarkable man. I only had the privilege of knowing him for a couple years but those 2 years he really made an impact on my life. I was also his roommate and loved to help him around the house inside and out. Tom had a glow about him whenever he told me his stories about Japan and living in Hawaii. And also when he ran the marathon in Hawaii. I think that was probably the one story among all of them that he loved to tell the most. The other was having to speak to a big group when he was in the navy and being nervous as hell and getting them all to laugh when he said, "Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye!! LOL!! He was a character. I just wanna apologize to Tom. To tell him im sorry i couldnt make him better. Sorry i bugged him to go to the hospital that morning because he couldnt breathe. I just wish i would have let him take his last breath at at the one place he loved more than anything in this world, home. And he loved it for a good reason. Im gonna miss ya Tom. You sure left your mark on my heart. Thank you for being so generous and kind to me. I'll never meet another like you thats for sure. Love you bud. 😭😢💔


 


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