Daniel P. Smith
September 17, 1963 - April 28, 2021
Daniel P. Smith, 57, Michigan City, IN, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:10 pm in his home from a struggling battle with pancreatic cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.
He was born September 17, 1963 in Michigan City, IN to Norman and Dorothea (Walker) Smith. On January 27, 2020 in Michigan City, IN he married Jacqualine "Jackie" Good-Staples who survives in Michigan City.
Also surviving are his mother, Dorothea Smith of Michigan City, IN; step-daughter, Jennifer (Julio) Barron of LaPorte, IN; step-son, Derek (Megan) Staples of Detroit, MI; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Landen and Brody Staples; sister, Rebecca (Earl) Wantland of Michigan City, IN; two brothers, Dale Smith of Michigan City, IN, Darrell (Trish) Smith of LaPorte, IN; and his life long friend, Greg Cooper of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Smith; and brother, Ronald Smith, Sr.
Daniel was a Plant Engineer at Franciscan Health - Michigan City and also had worked at Indiana State Prison and Federal Mogul. He received a bachelors degree in engineering from Purdue University and was a member of the Indiana Sheriff's Association and the American Society of Power Engineers, Inc. Daniel enjoyed bowling (accomplished two 300 games in his bowling career 1993/2001), gardening, karaoke and he loved his cats. He was an avid Chicago Bears and NASCAR fan. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Rana, Woodland Cancer Center, Franciscan Health-Michigan City, Dunes Hospice and his co-workers for their care and concerns. Daniel will be greatly missed.
Contributions may be made to Fried's Cat Shelter, Inc., 509 U.S. HWY 212, Michigan City, IN 46360.
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