Charles E. Daniel, 74

Charles E. Daniel, 74

Cold Spring
January 16, 1948 - May 6, 2022

A gathering to celebrate the life of Charles E. Daniel, 74, of Cold Spring will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph with a time of sharing at 6:00 p.m. Chuck passed away at his home on Friday, May 6, 2022 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Chuck was born on January 16, 1948 in St. Cloud to the late Loren and Esther (Kirchner) Daniel.  He graduated from Tech High School and St. Cloud Vo-Tech.   Chuck served in the US Army as a helicopter radio repairman during Vietnam.  He returned to the St. Cloud area and married Dianne Knettel.  Chuck owned and operated a gaming and pool table business for several years.  After selling his business, he worked at Hardrives, Inc. - until purchasing Grumpy’s Bar in Cold Spring.  He owned and operated Grumpy’s for 27 years where he gained lifelong friends.  He was a member of the Cold Spring VFW.

Chuck enjoyed wildlife, watching birds, the outdoors, ice-fishing, and hunting.  He loved socializing with family and friends.  He was a simple man who was not so simple underneath. He was an optimist despite the obstacles that came his way, a trooper in every way until the end.  He will be remembered as a trusting and loyal friend.

He is survived by his daughters, Jessica (Brent) Gromer of Rapid City, South Dakota, Carrie (Bryan) Russell of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Maddy and Tyler Gromer, Talia Russell; former spouse, Dianne Knettel; siblings, Lorna (Bernie) Sandkamp of Vermillon, Loren (Karlene) Daniel of Cold Spring, Debra (John) Jayne of Hanover, New Hampshire; and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Haylie in 1986; and sister, Michelle Daniel in 1991.

Memorials are preferred.