Daniel James Haley, 88, passed away at his home in Manville, IL on October 19, 2018.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Rev. Fr. Ryan Mattingly will officiate.
There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. Full military rites will be accorded at the church by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
The Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Dan was born June 3, 1930 to James and Frances (Harcharik) Haley in Streator, Illinois, the oldest of four children. He graduated from Streator Township High School in 1948.
Dan attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, where he met his beautiful bride Ana Sainz. They were married in Peoria on September 6, 1952. Dan served in the U.S. army during the Korean Conflict. He returned to Streator after his service, and joined his father’s contracting business, Haley Heating and Cooling, on Vermillion Street.
In 2009, Dan was awarded his 50 year membership pin with the Sheet Metal Local Union No 1. In addition to the family business, he lived and farmed in Manville, IL. He served from 1985 until 2005 as the Newtown Township Supervisor. He was a member of the Long Point Lion’s club. Dan was an avid British Leyland collector, raced a Triumph Spitfire as an amateur at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and was a member of the Chicagoland Sports Car Club. He was a skilled practitioner of the industrial arts. Dan and Ana traveled extensively to many parts of the United States, as well as Cuba, Spain, Mallorca, Canada, Mexico, England and Ireland.
He is survived by his brothers Patrick and James Kevin both of Menifee, California, his daughter Michelle (Tom) Proksa of Streator, and his granddaughter Frances Hood of Lockport, IL. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Patricia, and his wife Ana.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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