Gail K. Daniels

February 20, 1937 - May 28, 2015

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Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel.

Calling is Monday, June 1, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Gail K. Daniels, 78, of Wolcottville died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne with her family at her side.

She had lived in this area since 1970, coming from Michigan.

She graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree.

Mrs. Daniels had worked as a secretary at Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. She also worked at Kraft Foods in Kendallville, and was a manager for Kelly Temporary Service Branches.

She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville and the DAR.

Gail was a Master Gardener and frequently wrote articles about gardening for the News-Sun. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, bike riding, hiking, walking, and spending time with her family.

She was born February 20, 1937, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to Theodore and Donna (Benedict) Krieger.

In 2009, in Kankakee, Illinois, she married William D. “Bill” Whited. He survives in Wolcottville.

Also surviving are a son, Eric (Becky) Daniels of Kendallville; a daughter, Laura (Carlos) Smith of Huntertown; a stepdaughter, Dianne Whited of LaGrange; three stepsons, Kevin Whited of Lehigh Acres, Florida, Mark (Amy) Whited of LaGrange, and Matthew Whited of LaGrange; four grandchildren, Jason (Kristi) Knapp, Stephanie (Daniel) Schmidt, Dana (Jonathan) Barberis, and Devin Daniels; eight step-grandchildren, Courtney Smith, Zaphielle Whited, Jeremiah Whited, Serena Whited, Zeke Whited-Deel, Jazzlyn Whited, Aliza Whited, and Alana Whited; four great-grandchildren, Chase Haire, Darren Haire, Mackenzie Knapp, and Kaden Knapp; a step great-grandchild, Elijah Smith; and two brothers, Jack (Regenna) Krieger of Benton Harbor, Michigan, and Roy (Sandy) Krieger of Coloma, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children, Frederick N. Daniels.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Gabrielle Ginder of the Huntertown United Methodist Church officiating.

Calling is Monday, June 1, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Alanna Coffelt (McGuire)
June 2nd, 2015 8:36pm
Albion IN

Dear Bill. I am so sorry you lost your Gail. She was the sweetest person to talk to. Always had a smile and kind word. Don't know many who were as nice as she was. I am sure this is a big loss in your life. I hope you are doing okay. Many blessings , Alanna

Dani Simmers
June 2nd, 2015 4:56pm

Gail was one of the nicest people I've ever known. She was lots of fun and always had a good story to share. She'll be remembered for her devotion to her family and her love of life.

June 1st, 2015 7:57pm

Gail will be missed very much. I always enjoyed when she would walk over to my house and we would chat about all kinds of things. She was a very sweet & loving lady. She often talked about how much she was proud and loved her kids to me. I am very sorry for your loss my prayers are with you.

Kay Kiess
June 1st, 2015 5:29pm

Laurie, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God's peace be with you during this difficult time and always.

Sonya Hurst
June 1st, 2015 2:56pm

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know how much family meant to Gail and I also know that you will be there for each other good times and difficult ones. Such a beautiful, wonderful person..she will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. I am so sorry for your loss.

Harriet Fansler
May 31st, 2015 6:24pm
Angola IN

Laurie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I know you all will miss her greatly. My thoughts are with you.

Guy and Carlyn Guyor
May 31st, 2015 10:10am
Benton Harbor, MI

We are very sorry for the loss of your mother, she will be missed. We have some very fond memories, especially the family get together for Thanksgiving a few years ago, it was very special. You are in our thoughts.

Rhonda Baker
May 30th, 2015 9:51pm

Laurie, Jason, Stephanie, and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Katrina Krieger
May 30th, 2015 6:25pm
Watervliet, MI

Sorry for the loss of your mom. Wish I could come be there to see you, however it just isn't possible at this time. I will miss my Aunt very much, my thoughts are with you.

jackie felleer
May 30th, 2015 4:47pm

so sorry for your loss bill and family.

Tom and Jane Hulen
May 30th, 2015 2:45pm

Bill and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. God Bless, Tom and Jane

Erin Bond
May 29th, 2015 8:05pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. It's not goodbye, but see you later. I know she will be watching over each and everyone of you.

May 29th, 2015 7:32pm

Dear Eric and Family I am so sorry for the lose of your mother. My sincere condolances