In Memory of

Paul E. McDaniel

March 9, 1962 - May 24, 2021
From: Cherokee, IA

 Paul Ernest McDaniel, the son of Richard and Phyllis (Rohrbaugh) McDaniel was born March 9,1962 in Cherokee, Iowa.
His childhood years were spent in Peterson and Sutherland where he received his education. Paul married Colleen Newcomb on October 11, 1986 and to this union 3 children were born; Jacklynn Louise, Megan Marie and Jordan Jaye. Amongst these years, with much delight, Paul learned of his son, Shane Laursen, to whom he created a strong bond. Paul lived an all-embracing life with many hobbies. To mention a few, driving cars at the Figure 8 races with his father and brothers in Primghar. Bull riding for Barnes' Rodeo, artifact and rock hunting, singing/playing guitar, and kayaking. Snowmobiling with his family was a tradition he cherished each winter but Paul felt most alive when he was riding his 98' Road King Fhlpi where he put hours of time customizing it allowing his special style shine through.

On May 24, 2021 in Cherokee Iowa, Paul went home to the Lord surrounded by those who cared for him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother and father, and infant daughter Jacklynn.

 Left to cherish his memory and keep his stories alive is his partner Kellie Carney and his siblings, Jim and (Shirley) McDaniel, Lynn and (Gerald) Peterson, Jeannie and (Joel) Weber, Ritchie and family. His children; Shane Laursen of Cherokee, Iowa,  Megan (Jason) Dick, Las Vegas, NV and Jordan (Brandon) Workman, Greenville, Iowa and his 6 beautiful granddaughters, Constance, Aubrey, Vivienne, Victoria, Violet, and Meredith-Emilie; in addition his nieces, nephews and cousins, his four legged friends; Gema and Bella, along with his large eclectic group of friends.  

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Maple Grove Church at rural Peterson, Iowa.
Pastor Michael Hyde
Honorary Bearers
Bruce Ubbinga
Brent (Bubba) Newcomb
Clay Hansen
Mike (Mouse) Shriver
Tom Carney Sr.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.


Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 4:49 PM
“We are saddened by his passing and your loss. Loved his sense of humor, laugh, and friendliness. Memories of him buying our camper and growing up in Peterson warms my heart. He will be missed.”
- Bonnie & Brad Giese
Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 4:49 PM
“My sympathies to Paul's family and his friends. I have many years of memories living on Kerry Street! He always made me laugh. RIP old friend.”
- Lezlie Samuelson
Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 4:49 PM
“To Chris n I , Paul was a true blue Friend. He was always there in our time of needing a shoulder to cry on , in lending his ear or helpful hand. He never once didn't answer the phone when we needed a rescue or an excape. My fondest memories of White Cloud are most definitely making and listening to music. Paul on the Guitar, Kelly on the Tambourine and Me on the Bongos. We all experimented with the drums , violin, and of course the Ukulele! We will never forget him. Our thoughts of strength during this time are with Kelly, Shane and all the rest of the many lives Paul made smile. ”
- Christopher n Elaina Kirchner
Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 4:49 PM
“RIP Paulie. You are missed ”
- David Daniel
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:06 AM
“So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. ”
- JoAnn Anderson
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:41 AM
“My condolences to Paul’s family and friends. Paul has and always will hold a very special place in my heart. Until we meet again my friend.”
- Anita “Peters” McClain
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:41 AM
“Our Deepest Sympathy to the McDaniels family. ”
- Jack & Donna Youde
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:41 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Paul’s passing. I have always remembered my childhood memories of him fondly. He will be missed.”
- Lisa McDaniel
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“my heart is broken.. paul was such a good friend and really a big brother to me when my own brother wasnt around ,he was taken to soon, he will be missed always!
prayers for shain to know his dad loved him and will forever be with him.”
- cindy leckband
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“Condolences to Paul's Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Norman and Theresa Linden
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:08 PM
“Condolences to Paul’s family. RIP Paul. You were the cutest little boy with a sweet smile and heart of gold.”
- Roxanne Grona
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:08 PM
“I was so sorry to hear of Paul's death. He was a good worker and a friend. He could make anyone laugh and always had a joke. He had a great laugh also. May he rest in peace and I send my sympathies to all his family members and special friends. He will see his mom and dad again in heaven.”
- Dawn Fuhrman
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