Fred Q. McDaniel

Fred Q. McDaniel, age 73, of Quinn, died Wednesday evening, April 6, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Monday, April 11, at the American Legion Hall in Philip with Pastor Robert L. Henriksen officiating.

Music was provided by Hallie Albrecht, pianist, and Elvera Moos, vocalist. Ushers were Tyrone Moos, John Kangas and Darrel Terkildsen. Pallbearers were George Hauk, Herb Sieler, Dennis Sieler, Doug Thorson, John Knutson and Bill Gottsleben.

Interment with Masonic Rites and Military Honors took place at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of the arrangements.

Fred Q. McDaniel was born December 4, 1931, on his parents' ranch north of Philip, the son of Lawrence F. and Virgie Mae (Craig) McDaniel. He grew up on the ranch and attended the Old Trail Rural School prior to graduating from Philip High School in 1949.

As a young man, he worked on the family ranch, sheared sheep with his brothers and worked at the Hajek Mobil Station in Philip.

He entered the U.S. Army on January 19, 1951, at Sioux Falls, SD, and served with the 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on January 18, 1954.

After his discharge, he returned to Philip where he worked as a truck driver for Leonard Carr in the Mobil Oil Bulk Agency. In 1955, he purchased the Mobil Bulk Agency.

Fred was united in marriage to Beverly I. McClure on November 11, 1956. They made their home in Philip where they continued to operate the Mobil Bulk Agency until 1974 when they sold the business. In 1975, Fred and Beverly purchased the McClure Homestead in the Grindstone area northwest of Philip. They have continued to operate the homestead until his death.

Fred was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the Philip Masonic Lodge #153 A.F. & A.M., where he served as Worshipful Master for the year 1963; he was a member of the American Legion Post #173 where he served in various offices. He was elected as Haakon County Commissioner and served for one term.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly of Quinn; a son, Marvin McDaniel of Casper, WY; three daughters, Kerry Wahlquist and her husband, Peter, of Las Vegas, NV, and their children, Sean and Kersey; Kathy McDaniel of Aviano, Italy, and Patricia Hauk and her husband, Phillip, of Piedmont, SD; a brother, Robert McDaniel of San Antonio, TX; five sisters, Eileen Baye and her husband, Alfred, of Albuquerque, NM, Evelyn Kjerstad of Wall, Phyllis Hajek of Philip, Barbara Byrne and her husband, Larry, of Sundance, WY, and Dorothy Fortune and her husband, Bud, of Cottonwood, SD; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Howard, Kenneth, George, Harold and Francis McDaniel; and one sister, Gladys Wilson.

A memorial has been established.