Beth Daniels

January 18, 2018

obit beth daniels image1March 1, 1950 – Jan. 9, 2018

Beth Daniels, age 67 of Arco, passed away Tues­day, Jan. 9 at her home near Arco. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco. A spring burial will be held in the Arco Cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at Bethany Luther­an Church, and resumed Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.
Beth Ann (Nagel) Dan­iels, 67, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 9 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 1, 1950 in Libertyville, Illinois, the daughter of Wilbur and Marie (Behm) Nagel. She graduated from Grant High School in Fox Lake, Illinois in 1968, and went on to attain her BA degree in Social Work from Moor­head State University in 1972. On Aug. 19, 1972 Beth was united in mar­riage to Thomas Daniels in Long Lake, Illinois. The two made a family and a home on a farm near Arco. Beth worked as a licensed social worker and was an integral part of Divine Providence Health Center in Ivanhoe for 31 years. Following her successful career as a social worker, she dedicated her exper­tise at Pluto Legal in Tyler for several years.
When her family was young, she devoted much of her time to her church and community. She en­joyed reading a good book and was active in the Ivan­hoe book club, the Litwits. For many years, Beth loved couples’ bowling with Tom on Sunday nights in Ivanhoe, mostly for social­izing. She was involved in Knights of Knowledge Study Club in Ivanhoe and served on the board at Western Mental Health in Marshall. Spending time with her friends and fam­ily was one of Beth’s great­est joys in life; she was always available with an open heart and a listening ear. Beth was a special per­son who demonstrated Je­sus’ love, humbleness, and selfless nature to those around her. She touched many lives during her time on earth and her positive spirit was inspiring to many. She will be dearly missed.
Grateful to have spent their lives with Beth are her husband of 45 years, Tom of Arco; daughters Dawn (Scott) Popowski of Ivanhoe, Jill Daniels of Ivanhoe, and Janet (Jere­my) McGee of Rosemount; grandchildren Leah, Lacey, Elizabeth, Blake, Matthew, Jacob and Mason; siblings Craig (Claire) Nagel of Pe­quot Lakes, Dick Nagel of Pequot Lakes, Bill (Jane) Nagel of Pine River, and Carol (Fran) Marin of Oax­aca, Oaxaca, Mexico; and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her precious daughter Heather in 1978; parents Wilbur and Marie Nagel; grandson Ted Mc­Gee in 2016; and nieces Kia Holbeck and Sharon Nagel.
In lieu of flowers, me­morials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco.