Daniel J. Stacey

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died May 1st, 2019

Daniel J. Stacey, 93, of Escanaba passed away early Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Dan was born in Escanaba on February 15, 1926, son of Elmer and Rose (Vachon) Stacey. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1943.

He sailed with the Merchant Marines from 1943 to 1946 then joined the Army and served until his honorable discharge in December of 1947.

On June 19, 1954 Dan married Marilyn Harkins at St. Patrick’s Church in Escanaba. Together they celebrated 64 years of marriage and raised six children.

After graduation from Marquette University Dan taught school for four years in Stephenson. He joined the Michigan Department of Transportation in 1956 as a right of way buyer and retired as a district right of way agent in 1988.

He was a member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick’s Parish, American Right of Way Association, and Delta County Historical Society.

Among survivors are his wife, Marilyn; children, David (Dakota) of Arcata, CA, John (Roberta) of Escanaba, Tom (Tracy) of San Diego, CA, Carolyn of Escanaba and Madelyn of Carlsbad CA.; grandchildren, Joanie, Danny, Spencer, Nicholas, Michael, Dylan and Sean; brother, Elmer of Kenosha, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; and siblings, Fern (Chet) Schram, Mae (Phil) Brazeau, Mildred (Jack) Treanor and Robert Stacey.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 6 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba.  The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Joseph and St. Patrick’s Church at 4 p.m. with Rev. Rick Courier officiating.

Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to U.P. Health System Hospice.

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6 Tributes to “Daniel J. Stacey”

  1. My condolences and prayers go out to the entire Stacey family. Especially to David and John, great neighbors and friends — memories of your Dad and his special smile and wit warm our hearts this day. You will miss him dearly, an empty space inside you will never be filled — yet it’s a place you can go to find him and enjoy his greatness. God bless Mr. Stacey and all of his family in this difficult time.

  2. So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was my buddy at Bishop Noa and I so enjoyed visiting with Dan and Marylin. We had so many laughs together. He should have written a book.
    You will be missed.

  3. May God continue to comfort and guide you during this difficult time; and may the “peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your heart and your mental powers”. Philippians 4:7.

  4. Dearest Stacey family,

    I was so sorry to read about your father’s passing. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen him but was always pleasant when we’d pass one another. I feel bad I won’t be able to attend. It would have been so good to see Dave and John. Know you will be in my thoughts during this difficult time. It’s never easy……….great memories and time heals the heart. Take care of each other.

    Susie Coplan

  5. We are so very sorry to hear of Dan’s death. He was a wonderful person.

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