Micheal Dailey

Micheal Edmund Dailey

June 27th, 1940 - March 16th, 2020
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Micheal Dailey, 79, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.


Please note: The visitation will continue from 5-8 p.m. with a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Private family burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.

Pallbearers will be Micheal's grandsons: Nicholas, Alan and Lucas Lanning, Michael and Andrew Tressa, Brock Dailey, Jacob Hawkins, and Zac, Travis and Wyatt Dailey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Shriners Healthcare for Children—Twin Cities, 2025 East River Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Micheal Edmund Dailey was born on June 27, 1940 to John and Margaret (Talty) Dailey in Clear Lake, South Dakota. He attended Country School Lake Alice District #20 for 8 years and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1958.

On April 23, 1959 he married Bonnie Winter at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clear Lake. Micheal worked for area farmers before moving to Watertown in 1969 and then began working for Schweiger's. He started GS Sanitation in October of 1976 and sold the business in 2006.

Micheal was a Golden Gloves Heavy Weight Boxer in ND, SD and MN. He was a member of the Shriners and worked the paper truck at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He had a great sense of humor and was hard working. He loved playing with the kids and was very generous; always giving little gifts away. He enjoyed raising a huge garden and dancing.

Micheal is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Watertown; his children, Natalie Lanning of Watertown, Michele (Mike) Tressa of Wilkes Barre, PA, Ramona Shelly of Shawnee, KS, Richard (Amanda) Dailey of Winner, SD, Joseph Dailey of Prior Lake, MN, and Tammy LaFramboise and Rocky (Wendy) Dailey of Brookings, SD; 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Jerry (Lorene) Dailey of Omaha, NE, Gene Dailey of Charleston, NC, Matt (Cynthia) Dailey of Alexandria, VA, Margaret Ann DeBoer of Altamont, SD, Tim (Debbie) Dailey of Dalhart, TX and Jim (Linda) Dailey of Altamont, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Kay Kallhoff, Nora Grabow and Helen Pautsch; two grandsons, Cody Dailey and Ryan Kolden; and one brother, Tom Dailey.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday March 19th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday March 19th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    There will be a time of sharing at 6:30 pm - *In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Shriners Healthcare for Children—Twin Cities, 2025 East River Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55414.
  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Micheal's Funeral Mass has been cancelled.


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Marie Benithin

Posted at 01:50pm
Bonnie, So sorry to hear of your husband Michaels passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to your and your family. Love Marie Benthing

Tom Bush

Posted at 10:35am
I met Mike when I worked at the Watertown Landfill. Mike was a great guy, always smiling and would lend a hand if needed. He will be missed.

Tom J Bush

Sheri Brenner

Posted at 01:06pm
Wow, where to begin.....
I grew up in the Henry area with about 1 1/2 miles distance between Mike & Bonnie's farm to ours. Their older kids would come and babysit my brother & I when our parents wanted a night out. When going out to Lake Kampeska camping & boating with Lori, Jerod, Uncle Jim & Aunt Shyrlee, Mike & Bonnie would be there also. Lots of laughs and memories were shared over the campfires. Our lives were intertwined because of Bonnie & Shyrlee being sisters and Shyrlee marrying into the family. Another memory of Mike is when I got married in 1992, they came to my wedding reception. There, he had a bidding war against my uncle to get my garter.
Funny how a person can remember stuff like this when they can't remember something that happened in the same day....

Anyway to Bonnie, their children and extended family, my thoughts & prayers are with you during your time of loss. Mike is in God's grace and will be taken care of with no more pain. One day, his whole family will see him again with Mike hanging out with St. Peter at the pearly gates.

With Love,
Sheri Schmidt-Brenner

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Posted at 08:39pm
Sending thoughts and prayers. Mike will be dearly missed. We love you all. Tim and Debbie Dailey and family
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Jennifer Cavazos

Posted at 10:26pm
Uncle Mike was always so outgoing and funny! I have great memories of him growing up. We are so sorry for his passing. We love you all and are praying for peace and comfort for you all during this difficult time.

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