Daniel G. San Miguel
Porter Loring Mortuary McCullough
1101 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX
Daniel G. San Miguel, Jr. went home to the Lord on June 21, 2013. He was born on May 29, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas, to Daniel and Velia San Miguel. He is predeceased by his parents, beloved brother Robert San Miguel, daughter-in-law Amada San Miguel, and great-grandson Rex Neal Van de Putte. Daniel grew up around the old Mercado area of San Antonio where his father owned "La Botica Guadalupana" on Produce Row in what is now Market Square. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and attended St. Mary's University. In his junior year he entered and won a national poetry contest following the advice of his mentor, Bro. Anthony Frederick SM. He joined the United States Army during the Korean War, served honorably, and became a proud veteran. Among his other credits, Daniel taught English and coached in the Edgewood ISD, was Director of the City of San Antonio Model Cities Program, was a Bexar County Sheriff Deputy Badge #113, was an investigator for District Attorney James Barlow and for the Bexar County Coroner's Office. He was a highly regarded private investigator for over 20 years working with a number of prestigious law firms and clients. He also volunteered actively as his children's CYO baseball, track, and Pony league football coach. He later extended his community service working on political campaigns, doing poetry readings and inspirational talks, and participating in veteran's events. He was a treasured and frequent guest at Harmony Schools where he recited poetry and read to the students about U.S. History, the military and great American leaders. In 2004 he published "The Winter of My Years," a collection of 18 autobiographical poems. In the book's title poem, he wrote: "I have no answers, no regrets / only the experience of life and memories." In 2007, La Prensa presented him with the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literary Arts. He was also awarded a Fulbright-Hays Grant. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Barbara San Miguel and sisters-in-law Mary Louise San Miguel and Elanora Hurst and brother-in-law Sydney Spencer; his children, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and her husband Pete, Daniel San Miguel III, Annabelle Garcia and her husband Federal Judge Orlando Garcia, Rosanne Valenzuela and her husband Pastor John Valenzuela of Community Bible Church, Roland San Miguel and wife Cindy and their mother Belle San Miguel Ortiz; his grand-children Dr. Nichole Van de Putte-Stiles and her husband Jason Stiles, Vanessa Van de Putte, Henry P. Van de Putte III and wife Rena, Gregory Van de Putte and his wife Samantha Isaacs, Isabella Van de Putte, Paul Van de Putte, Andrea Gonzales, Daniel San Miguel IV, Adriana San Miguel, Angela San Miguel, Yvonne Valenzuela, Moses Valenzuela, Megan Valenzuela, Brian Valenzuela, Timothy Valenzuela, Sean Valenzuela, Juan Rolando San Miguel, Alejandro San Miguel; and great-grandchildren Julian, Jove, and Marlo Stiles, Elliot Taylor, and Asher Van de Putte. Visitation will be at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough beginning at 4:00 PM on Monday.

JUNE 24, 2013
7:00 P.M.

JUNE 25, 2013
12:30 P.M.

Burial following at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Donations may be made in Daniel San Miguel's honor to the 100 Club of San Antonio, P.O. Box 6741 San Antonio, TX 78209

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Daniel was the first boy to ask me out after I started to Jefferson High. He was very sweet and very shy. So shy that he had his brother (Bobby) stop me in the hall to ask me to a movie for him. Danny was standing against a well watching and sort of smiling.

He used to come up to the fence when I was swimming and I would get out of the water and we would talk.

I was sad to hear of his death and to find that Bobby was also gone. But, I was so happy to see that he had a wonderful family and a good and successful life.

The last name of his wife was not in the obituary so I do not know if I knew her. Probably not though as I was a very shy kid and rarely spoke to anyone. Just walked in the door of Jeff and went to class and then left for my job. Did not know but a small handful of people at the school ever.

Just wanted to leave my goodbye to Danny and to express my sadness. He was one of the few that I really ever spoke to at school.

Judy Blankman Horner in Shreveport, Louisiana
Judy Blankman Horner
April 24, 2021
My prayers and heart felt condolences go out to the family ...God Bless You All..
Crystal Anderson
June 30, 2013
My sincerest condolences to the San Miguel and Van De Putte families. Met Mr Dan several years ago and he was well versed in law enforcement and a fine gentleman! We will miss Him.
Juan J. San Miguel Garcia
June 28, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Daniel San Miguel family. What a great man was with a long history of public service which he past on to his children. I know that he has left a legacy that he and his family, including the community can be proud of. Hr truly was a man among great men in our society. God bless his family and may they continue to be inspired by their father and grandfather.
Dan Martinez
June 28, 2013
Leticia & Annabelle, my heartfelt condolences and prayers for you and you family on the loss of your Father. Let the wonderful memories you've shared fill your hearts with peace.
Hilda Balli Irizarry
June 26, 2013
Dear Van De Putte and San Miguel Families, please accept our condolences on the passing of your loved one, you all know that God opened his gates and let him in when he took his last breath on earth.
Our Love Leonard and Elmira Flores
Elmira Flores
June 26, 2013
Best wishes and prayers to Mrs San Miguel and the Van de Puttes. May God bless you all and give you continued strength and understanding during this hard time. God bless you!.
James and Cheryl Cunningham
June 26, 2013
June 26, 2013
Dear Senator and family it is with deep sadness that we express our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your father. Please know that he was proud of you for who you are and how you help others especially those in need. He is in a better place looking down on you with a smile and a heart glowing with pride.
Tracy, Rachel, Melody, and Serenity Bogert
June 25, 2013
To the San Miguel & Van de Putte families, please accept our condolences on the passing of your loved one. God Bless.
Richard & Aleesha Garcia-Rodriguez
June 25, 2013
To our Senator Leticia Van De Putte & Family, Our Dixie Flag Families, The San Miguel Families, and all who mourn Daniels sudden passing. Wish we could turn back time, but he was a man of many HATS! He will be MISSED but many memories are left to cherrish. We pray for strength as you mourn your loved one.
Alamo Barter Corp. Family & Friends Liz Barrera
June 25, 2013
Dear Liticia, Pete and family,

Debbie and I are sorry for your loss. We are praying and asking God to put His arms around each of you, give comfort to you and let all of you feel how much He loves you. It will be hard, but as you lean on God for comfort, He WILL provide it. We are soooo glad to hear how GREAT of a Father you Dad was !!! "God BLESS You, And Yours" !!!! <
David Malone
June 25, 2013
Leticia, Pete and the San Miguel Family...There will never be enough words to convey the sense of loss you all feel. The peace comes in knowing the treasure your Father was to so many and the amount of people he touched. My Grandfather Juan Sauceda(the Raspa con nieve man at Market Square back in the day)had his ties with the San Miguel family through their long time connection at Market Square. My Mother grew up in the same era and generation as your Father and may very well have known him well. The lessons in life and love we learned from our Grandparents' and parents' generation continue to live on in all of us and our children and grandchildren. You were blessed to have had such a loving Father, but he was equally blessed to have brought up such a loving Family. His legacy lives on in all of you. The Sauceda, Aguirre & Martinez Families send you their condolences and prayers for your hearts to heal and have peace with such wonderful memories and love to fill all of them. Prayers abound.
Diana Aguirre Martinez
June 25, 2013
My most sincere condolences on the loss of a fine gentleman and with such wisdom to share.
June 25, 2013
To the San Miguel and Van De Putte Families, please know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers during this difficult time. There is peace of mind knowing that Rex is in his Great Grandpa's arms as they enjoy the company of our Lord. May they rest in peace.
George and Adel Hernandez
June 25, 2013
My sincere condolences to the whole family at this time. May the Lord give you Peace and Comfort in your hearts. You must be strong and keep his beautiful memories alive. I too lost my brother Arthur Vogt a year ago and know the pain one goes through, but with God all is possible. May Mr.Daniel San Miguel Rest In Peace.
Susie Vogt Garcia
June 25, 2013
I've heard many stories about Mr. Daniel San Miguel from his proud daughter. She talked about your mutual love and respect and the strong guidance that you provided. I will celebrate your life and your service to our country tomorrow. Prayers and positive thoughts for your family and friends...
Timothy Stroud
June 25, 2013
We the employees from Walgreen's on walzem rd. Are deeply saddened by the loss of your father, husband.our prayers are with all of you.
June 24, 2013
To the family of Mr. San Miguel, my deepest condolences to all of you. I met Mr. San Miguel a couple of times when I made calls to the home. He was kind, gracious & a very proud man. Just a couple of months ago, He gave me an army memorial bracelet when I told him my son was stationed in Afghanistan. He said he would keep my son in thought & prayer. I was truly touched by this. I thought of him often & was saddened to hear of his passing & I hope these words will be of some comfort to you all. And now Mr. San Miguel as you travel on your next journey to meet the Lord, know that you were highly respected & that you will never be forgotten. May you forever rest in peace.
S. Davalos
June 24, 2013
To the San Miguel and Van de Putte families, my sincere condolences to you on the loss of your dear father, grandfather and great grandfather. May the Peace, Love and Blessings of Christ be with you during your time of sorrow and know that he is basking in the Glory of God. May he Rest In the Peace of our Dear Lord Jesus Christ.
Gilbert Casillas
June 24, 2013
Leticia, my heart goes out to you and your family. Remember that God will walk alongside you through your grief journey. Much love, Sandra Ojeda Medina
Sandra Ojeda Medina
June 24, 2013
Barbara, it was with a sad heart that Rachel and I learned of the passing of your husband, Daniel. We still have an autographed copy of his book when we attended his book signing. You and your family will be in our prayers during this time of sorrow.
Roberto San Martin, MD
June 24, 2013
Dear Senator Van de Putte and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our daily prayers. God bless you and family! Elia y Armando Diaz
Armando & Elia Diaz
June 24, 2013
On behalf of the descendants of Maria de Jesus San Miguel de Garza, daughter of Refugio San Miguel and Rita Alderete, I extend our deepest condolences to the San Miguel and Van de Putte families. God bless your family and may he rest in peace.
Maria Elva (Vita) Garza Flores
June 24, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss,and for your grandbaby. I remember Leticia, from high school. May god bless you and your family.
vicky herrera
June 24, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Karen Seal
June 24, 2013
My condolences to you and your family my the Lord be with you all and God Bless.
John Villarreal
June 24, 2013
Senator Van De Putte and Family,

Arnold and I are very sorry for the recent passing of your grandchild, and now your father, Mr. San Miguel. May God Bless you and your beloved family now and always.

Del Gomez-Garcia and Arnold J. Garcia
Dilley, Texas
June 24, 2013
Rest in Peace Grandpa. I wish I could have spent more time with you. Love you.
Angela M. Alcantara
June 24, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the San Miguel family.
Joyce & Hugo De Los Santos
June 24, 2013
My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Abigail Samame
June 24, 2013
Leticia, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will be praying for you and your family. Patti (Deiter) Benitez (Frank's wife)
June 24, 2013
My condolences to you Leticia, and your family.
Mary Richarte
June 24, 2013
My sincerest sympathies to Mr. Miguel & his familiy, and their families, on the loss of a gentleman, a scholar, & a veteran who served his country well. Col. J. Charles Stewart III
June 24, 2013
Nunca nos conocimos antes, solo hasta esos ultimos segundos que Dios te permitio suspirar. Y hasta el ultimo momento hicistes algo increible, me cambiastes la vida. Me di cuenta que tomamos cada dia "for granted". Pero despues de conocerte en estas tristes circunstancias este pasado viernes prometo ser agradecida con cada minuto de vida que Dios me regale. Mi mas sentido pesame para con los tuyos. Que descanses en paz. Tu amiga.
Zanel Pizarro
June 24, 2013
MY Deepest Sympathy To The San Miguel Family and The Van de Putte Family.
Gloria Otero
June 24, 2013
Joanne and I extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Daniel San Miguel, especially to our friends Senator Leticia Van de Putte and her family on the untimely death of such an accomplished man who gave so much to his community. His public service and artistic talent are truly exemplary.
Senate President Pro Tem Richard Moore
June 24, 2013
Dear Annabel , Leticia and family:
May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.
Brian & Javier
Brian Lopez & Javier Fernandez
June 24, 2013
My most sincere condolences for you and your entire family for the loss of your dad. I know that he holds a very special place in your heart.
Blessings to you and your family.
Felipe Hinojosa
June 24, 2013
My sincerest and deepest sympathy to the family. May almighty God comfort you give you peace the surpasses all understanding.
Pat Jimenez
June 24, 2013
Mis condolencias Rosanne, a ti y a tu familia...
Irelia Armas
June 24, 2013
My most sincere and deepest condolences on the passing of your father. He will always be with you like my father with me. I heard a song by Neil Young the other night. I think of my father often and the song he sang was so timely, "You never call me". He sang about someone who never called him because he was on vacation, the "ultimate vacation" while "I worked". I will always miss my father like you will miss yours. They are on the "ultimate vacation" together now. We will be with them someday, too. Love,
Melanie Teniente
June 24, 2013
Senator Van De Putte and Family ,
Lynn and I are very sorry for the recent passing of your grandchild, and now, your father . We don't know how much more you and your loved ones can endure. Our prayers are with you ; there is a candle burning as of this past Saturday at la Virgencita De San Juan for your grandchild, your father , you and all your family ; We were there on a pilgrimage for our family . May God Bless you and your beloved family now and always Leticia.

Family of Frank and Robert Tejeda
Robert Tejeda
June 24, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Cynthia Storm
June 24, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May God continue to guide and comfort you and your family.
Dalia Medellin
June 24, 2013
Annabelle, my condolences for you & to all the San Miguel family for the loss of your daddy. Prayers are with all of you. Love, Becky Balli Torres
June 24, 2013
leticia''may your beloved Dad Rest in Peace......HE must have been so PROUD of you and what you made of your life.. I too am very proud of you...rest assured Your Dad is in a BETTER Place.. looking down and making you more of a success God Bless you and your Family..
June 24, 2013
So Sorry for your loss
God Bless
Tere Martinez
June 24, 2013
Our condolences & prayers to the..San miguel & ms.Leticia van de putte..May god embrace you all with blessings.
June 23, 2013
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