John Michael Daly, 86, of Jamestown, ND passed away June 18, 2020.
John was born June 9, 1934 to Timothy and Martha (Lackner) Daly. He grew up in Ordway, SD and attended Aberdeen Central High School graduating in 1952. He farmed at Ordway, SD until 1959 at which time he accepted a job with Beneficial Finance in Aberdeen which took him to St. Paul, MN for a short time. In 1960 he transferred to Jamestown, ND. On July 2, 1966 he married Lila Jean Burkhardt and they made their home in Jamestown. In 1982, he opened Daly Finance & Tax Service with his wife Lila which they operated until their retirement.
He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Jamestown, served as Grand Knight of the third degree and served two terms as District Deputy for the North Dakota Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Basilica of Saint James where he served on various boards. He was a past President of St. John’s Academy School Board and one of the original founding members of FACE. He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Lila; his children Michele (Wade) Sundeen, Jamestown, ND; Michael (Angela) Daly, Fargo, ND; grandchildren Alyssa Daly, Oregon; Abby Sundeen and Brooke Sundeen, Jamestown, ND; Kaine Hasbargen , Fargo, ND; brother-in-law’s Norman (Florence) Burkhardt, Jamestown, ND; Muriel Bartlett, Mesa, AZ; Don Heinitz, Carrington, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Timothy Daly, his sister Madelin Daly, sons Patrick and Timothy Daly, sister-in-law’s Elaine Heinitz, Adeline Burkhardt, and Mabel Burkhardt, brother-in-law Leslie Burkhardt.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 WITH A Prayer service to follow at Williams Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at St. James Basilica, 622 1st Ave. S., Jamestown, ND. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be sent to FACE, Foundation for Advancement of Christian Education funding tuition assistance at St. John’s Academy.
Arrangements are in the care of Williams Funeral Home.