Richard ‘Kent’ McDaniel, born July 31, 1961 in Valparaiso, Indiana passed away in a one-vehicle accident on July 31, 2021, in Windsor, Colorado, where he has called home for the past 15 years.
Kent is the beloved son of Alberta Leach McDaniel-Kieper (Don) of DeMotte, and cherished brother of Howard McDaniel Jr., Jeffery McDaniel, and Brian McDaniel. Kent had numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him: Brendon (Geri) McDaniel, Adam (Rhonda) McDaniel, Andrew (Katie) Talarek, Stephanie (Adam) Talarek, Marissa (Dan) Schmidt, Faith (Aaron) Maxwell, Travis (Beth) McDaniel, Timothy (Justine) McDaniel, and Taryn (Mathew) Tangerman, and 19 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father: Howard E. McDaniel, Sr., and sister: Cynthia McDaniel Talerek both of DeMotte, and grandparents: Rex & Geneva McDaniel of Valparaiso, and Glen & Jane Leach, formerly of Kersey.
Kent held and AAS, Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree from Purdue University and was the Software Product Manager at Harris Computers in Windsor, Colorado.
Memorial Services for Kent will be held at Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Jasper County Animal Shelter.