Earnest D. “Erny” Daniels, 71, of Michigan City, passed away on March 13, 2019, at Franciscan Hospital Michigan City.
Erny was born Dec. 16, 1947, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, to Youen and Jewel (Carter) Daniels.
Erny honorably and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Bildhauser) Daniels; two sons, Loren and Erich (Katie) Daniels of Michigan City; stepdaughter, Michelle (Mark) Sweeting of Valparaiso; stepson, Christopher Dombkowski of Toledo, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Aralyn and Ashton Daniels, Jared and Joshua Sweeting, and Cameron, Daianeira and Christopher Dombkowski; two great-grandchildren, Kyeira and Gaving Dombkowski; one sister, Evelyn (Will) Good of South Bend; and one brother, Ronnie (Sharon) Daniels of New Buffalo, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Youen Daniels and Jewel Green; one son, Michael Daniels; one sister, Pat Moore; and one brother, Bill Daniels.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. At Erny’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation will take place. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte 219-362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.
Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriner’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 50 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38106-9959.