May 13, 1964 - March 20, 2018 On March 20, 2018, Frank LeRoy McDaniel, lifelong resident of Lake Stevens, WA and owner of Lake Stevens Mini Mart, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and two sons after a courageous battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Frank was born to Gary and Arlene McDaniel of Lake Stevens, WA on May 13, 1964. He graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1982. After graduating, Frank purchased the Lake Stevens Mini Mart, where he became very well-known in the community. He would often be seen walking to the bank and post office in downtown Lake Stevens. Frank proudly served as Lake Stevens Sewer District Commissioner and was an active member of Lake Stevens Lions Club. Frank was an outstanding member and supporter of his community. He loved Lake Stevens and was a dedicated family man. Frank liked going to movies, boating around the lake, and vacationing with his family. He enjoyed spending time with his wife on hikes, supporting each other in attending city council and sewer district meetings, and watching their favorite TV and Netflix series. In his free time, he played basketball and cards with cousins and friends. He was most proud of his sons and loved being their assistant soccer coach, seeing their academic achievements, and taking them on fishing trips with their grandfather, Gary. Over summers, he enjoyed participating in running events with his family such as Aquarun. Frank loved to cook and some of his favorite foods were mashed potatoes, prime rib, and his homemade spaghetti. He also had a sweet tooth; a few of his favorite candies were plain M&M's, Campfire Mints, 3 Musketeers, cinnamon bears, cinnamon red hots, and Brach's candy corn. He was an avid Pepsi fan, and would always bring his well-known Posey Cookies to family gatherings. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary LeRoy McDaniel; and is survived by Rauchel, his wife of 24 years; his sons, Andrew and Zachary; his mother, Arlene Amanda McDaniel (Carlson); his sisters and their husbands, Kris and Chad Bitnes, Tami and Rich Bloor; his brother, Shane McDaniel; and 11 beloved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's honor to the Providence General Foundation Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center – 12908 113th Avenue NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258.
Published by The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2018.