Daniel Francis

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Daniel "Danny" Francis


Formerly of Eaton Rapids, passed away August 8, 2014 at the age of 81. He was born in Drift, KY., June 13, 1933 the son of Malcolm and Lula (Tuttle) Francis. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. Danny was the Vice President at Michigan Packaging and retired after a long career with the company. He enjoyed fishing, gambling, golfing and gardening. Danny was passionate about his work. The company picnics and Christmas parties he put on remain legendary. His grandchildren brought a special light into his world.

Danny is survived by his wife, Lynda Francis of DeWitt; daughters, Kathrine (Ray) Wolfe of Lansing, Deborah (Jim) Baker of Eaton Rapids; sons, Jeff Francis, Kevin (Kristin) Francis, both of W. Harrison, IN; stepchildren, Robert (Kathleen) Zardus of Clarkston, Kathryn (Frank) Woch of Holly, David (Diane) Zardus of Ortonville, Kenneth Zardus of Oxford; 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; nephew, Robert Smith of Grand Ledge. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Erma Willis.

Memorial services will be 11 am Saturday August 16, 2014 at the Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, 518 S. Main St. Eaton Rapids with Rev. Rockney Wing officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Munger Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Prestige Pines, 1177 Solon Rd., DeWitt, MI 48820. Please visit our website to place online condolences or to sign the guest register, www.shellyodell.com

Funeral Home
Shelly-Odell Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids
518 S. Main St.  Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
(517) 663-5331
Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 9, 2014
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