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Melvin "Mel" Lee Daily

May 21, 1930 September 4, 2021
Melvin "Mel" Lee Daily
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Obituary for Melvin "Mel" Lee Daily

Melvin “Mel” Lee Daily, 91, of Pecatonica, died Saturday, September 4, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 21, 1930 in Rockford, the son of Glen Lee and Ethel Loretta (Houston) Daily. He enlisted in the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War from August 10, 1950 to August 9, 1954. Mel was married to Annabelle Shreve on June 29, 1951, until December 1985. Mel married Earnestine (Spradling) Curtis on May 20, 2000, at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago.

Mel drove bus for Peoria Rockford Bus Company for thirty years. He was a member of Middle Creek Presbyterian Church and the Eugene J. Barloga American Legion Post #197 in Pecatonica since 1992. He enjoyed playing cards at Westfield Grange, pitching horseshoes in leagues and tournaments, and was a member of Beloit Horseshoe Club. Mel loved woodworking, building cabinets and furniture, and enjoyed working in the yard.

Mel is survived by his son, Thomas (Joanne) Daily of Roscoe; daughter, Kathleen (Richard) Dvoratchek of Cazenovia, WI; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mel was predeceased by his wife, Earnie Daily; daughters, Sandra Njos, Ella Daily; brother, Keith Daily; sister, Lucille Frost.

Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, with a visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Reverend Dr. Anita Stuart-Steva pastor of Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago officiating. Interment at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Middle Creek Presbyterian Church. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Friday

10

Sep

11:00 AM 9/10/2021 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 9/10/2021 1:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

10

Sep

1:00 PM 9/10/2021 1:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Willwood Burial Park Final Resting Place

7000 W. State St.
Rockford, IL 61102

7000 W. State St. Rockford 61102 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago

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