Michael ‘Mike’ Lee Daniels

January 16, 2017 GMT

HARDIN — Michael Lee Daniels, 34, of Hardin, passed to the other camp Jan. 13, 2017, at Big Horn County Memorial Hospital. Michael was born Nov. 1, 1982, in Wolf Point, the son of Roy W. Daniels and Debbie L. Scott. He was an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Sioux tribe and descendant of the Crow Tribe.

Michael traveled and lived throughout Indian Country with his mother, older brother Randy and younger sister Cyndi, receiving his early education in Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah.

Mike married Leslie A. Minear on Nov. 5, 2015, and lived in Sisseton, S.D., and Hardin.

Mike was known for his compassionate heart and seeing the best in others, even when they couldn’t see it in themselves. He was always willing to lend a hand or an ear to those in need. Many frequently mentioned his great big hugs that, “could make it seem like the world was right again.”

Michael enjoyed music, both listening to and play bass guitar, as well as being outdoors. Mike could often be found fishing the rivers, creeks and ponds throughout the Big Horn County area, usually with a canine companion in tow. He also enjoyed making trips to spend time with family and friends.

He cherished his many relationships and was deeply loved by his family.

Michael was preceded in death by his Grandparents Sylvia A. Carter and Gilbert W. Scott Jr., Mabel and Randolph Daniels, uncle Alan Daniels, and cousin Jason Big Horn.

Survivors include his wife, Leslie, his parents Roy Daniels and Debbie Scott- (Vernon) Hill, his siblings Randy (Nova) Daniels, Cyndi Shields, Heather Daniels (John) Griffith, Roy Big Horn, Kristin Big Horn, Ashley Lewis, Misty Daniels, and Robert Daniels. His aunts are Marchelle Nelson Scott, Clarice Spang, June (Walter) Clark, Florence (Jerome) First, Helen (Fred) Big Horn. His uncles are Greg Carter, Dennis Wilson, Gilbert Scott III, Chris Scott Sr., Kent McCurdy and Nate Blankenship. His cousins included Calvin Carter, Daniel Curley, Shari and Bobby Daniels, Jeneen, Terry, Lydon, and Kirk Spang, Kristin, Kim, Richard and Ervin Clark, Debra Lee, Gale and Amy Headdress, Cheryl Big Horn-Savior, Summer, April, Amber, Autumn, Tawny, Misty and Al Abella, among many others. He will also be missed by his niece Amelia and nephew David.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.