Daniel J. Hales - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

March 21, 1957 - December 29, 2022

Daniel J. Hales, age 65, of Excelsior, passed away on December 29, 2022 with his family by his side. President of Hales Machine Tool Co. Preceded in death by father, Charles and infant sister, Patty. Survived by wife, Mary (Larsen); daughter, Anne (Scott) Nelson; son, Jeremy (Megan) Mess; 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons; mother, Carol Hales; siblings, Pam (Randy) Mortenson, Sue (Chris) Halleran, Tim (Katie) Hales, Randy Hales and Julie (Dave) Monchamp; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Luncheon will follow Service.

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  1. Katherine Mclucas says:

    A friend that had laughter and a smile on his face, he will never be forgotten

  2. Terry & Lee Larson says:

    Mary, we are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  3. Michele Finken says:

    I will always remember your bright smile and laugh. I remember one time you were telling a story and were laughing so hard taking it we all couldn’t stop laughing. You always loved the water and going boating. I know the last couple years have been rough, we will miss you!!! I see you sitting back, having a beer and just smiling!!

  4. Denice Brandes says:

    Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sending prayers for you and your family. May our good Lord comfort and protect you through these days.

  5. Michael W Neeley says:

    Dan like his father could seal the deal with a handshake. Fair well my customer, fellow angler, and friend.


    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Remeber Gods promise. For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son. and who so ever believe’s in him shall not parrsh but have everlasting life. Peace be with you. JEANIE GOKEY BEST

  7. Craig and Debbie Miller says:

    We are thinking of you at this difficult time. May you find peace and courage knowing that you are not alone. God is with you always. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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