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Ernest D. "Erny" Daniels

March 13, 2019
Ernest D. "Erny" Daniels
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Obituary for Ernest D. "Erny" Daniels

Earnest D. “Erny” Daniels, 71, of Michigan City, passed away on March 13, 2019 at Franciscan Hospital Michigan City.

Erny was born December 16, 1947, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, to Youen and Jewel (Carter) Daniels.

Erny honorably and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Bildhauser) Daniels; 2 sons, Loren and Erich (Katie) Daniels of Michigan City; stepdaughter, Michelle (Mark) Sweeting of Valparaiso; stepson, Christopher Dombkowski of Toledo, OH; 7 grandchildren, Aralyn and Ashton Daniels, Jared and Joshua Sweeting, Cameron, Daianeira and Christopher Dombkowski; 2 great grandchildren, Kyeira and Gaving Dombkowski; 1 sister, Evelyn (Will) Good of South Bend; and 1 brother, Ronnie (Sharon) Daniels of New Buffalo, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Youen Daniels and Jewel Green; 1 son, Michael Daniels; 1 sister, Pat Moore; and 1 brother, Bill Daniels.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. At Erny’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation will take place. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.

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Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriner’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 50 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38106-9959.

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