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Francis Marion McDaniel

Francis Marion McDaniel
Francis Marion McDaniel
- February 5, 2018

Marion was born March 25, 1923, to Frank and Esther (Burke) McDaniel in Lantry, SD. He attended grade school in Lantry, graduated from Dupree High School in 1941, and attended Business College in Rapid City, SD. After serving in the Army during WWII, he attended Northrup Aeronautical Institute in California, graduating with a degree in aeronautical engineering. After working as head engineer for American Potash and Chemical Corp. in Henderson, NV for several years, he returned to Lantry. Marion served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives for the 51st District from 1963-1966. He worked at the Lantry Garage until it closed in 1972, helped run the Lantry Four Winds Club, sold real estate and pursued farming. In later years, he moved to Spearfish, SD to care for his parents. In December of 2017, he moved to the VA Black Hills Care System in Hot Springs.
Marion enjoyed boating, fishing, water skiing and flying.

Francis Marion McDaniel, "Marion", 94, passed away on February 1st, 2018, at the Veterans
Black Hills Care System, in Hot Springs, SD.

He is survived by one brother, Bill (Dianne), and sister-in-law, Betty (Jim), and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gailen and Jim.
Services for Marion will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD.

Burial with military honors follows at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.



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