|Daniel Wayne Mahnesmith, 54, of 545 E. Willard St., Wataga, Ill. died at 1:07 PM Friday, February 19, 2010 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
He was born on October 24, 1955 in Galesburg to Leonard and Velda G. Douglas Mahnesmith. He married Debra Pedigo. He then married Robin Mahnesmith in Wataga, Ill. in 1990. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Troy (and Laura) Hensley, Tim Miller and Anthony Mahnesmith, all of Galesburg; five daughters, Lori Mahnesmith, April Miller, Lisa Miller and Lydia Mahnesmith all of Galesburg and Danielle (and Richard III) Carr of Cameron, Ill.; two brothers, John Mahnesmith and Lenny (and Alice Pucket) Mahnesmith, both of Galesburg and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel Miller; and a brother, Gary Mahnesmith.
He was a correctional officer at the East Moline Correctional Center for 20 years. He was a graduate of Galesburg High School and Carl Sandburg College. He had many hobbies that included photography, rock and gem collecting, woodworking and carving, key chain collecting, stargazing, storm watching, fishing, camping and science fiction.
He served in the Navy and was stationed in Vietnam during the fall of Saigon.
Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson -West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Kirk Kendall officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Chapel. Burial will be in Wataga Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.