DANIEL SCHLABACH, 82 of Atwood, IL passed away at 7:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at the Otto Center, South of Arthur. Pastor Larry Rocke will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 4, 2022, and from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the Otto Center. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Daniel was born on August 7, 1939, in Arthur, IL. He was a son of Fred D. and Mary A. (Yoder) Schlabach. He married Verna Miller on January 20, 1966, in Arthur, IL.
He is survived by his wife Verna; six children, LaMar, Ronnie and his wife Lorene, Lori, Gary, Larry and Terry Schlabach all of Atwood, IL; two granddaughters, Gayle and Jamie Schlabach, three grandsons, Waylon, Wyatt and Callahan Schlabach; five siblings, Sadie Plank and her husband Harvey, Eli Schlabach and his wife Rebecca, Harley Schlabach and his wife Mary Etta, Annie Ellen Otto and her husband Melvin and Fannie Marie Schlabach all of Arthur, IL
He was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, Lena (Ben) Schrock, Lewis (Mattie) Schlabach, Abbie (Jake) Beachy and Willard (Esther Fern who passed away one day after Daniel) Schlabach.
Daniel was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Arcola, IL.
Daniel was a hog farmer most of his life. He had also worked in a cabinet shop and at CHI.
He enjoyed being with his family and listening to music, especially the music his children made.