Dankaye's dad passed away.
The Rev. Daniel M. "Dan" Kivel, 58 of Algonac, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in Mt.Clemens Regional Medical Center. He was born to Ronald and Helen Kivel on August 12, 1950 in Port Huron, attended the Port Huron schools, and graduated from Port Huron High School in 1968. Dan then went on to receive his BA degree from Oakland University in 1978 and then his MA in Social Work from Wayne State University. He was a long-time adhesives chemist for Evans-St. Clair, also worked for C.T.I. Corp. in Detroit, and worked as a consultant on various other projects. He was a life-long spiritual seeker & teacher, and was a former President of the Autism Society of Michigan. Dan is survived by his wife, Margie; three children, Charon (Gaston) Nogues of Los Angeles, CA, Shelley (Eric) Schmidt of Madison Heights, and Brian Kivel of Clarkston; a grandson, Jude Nogues; ten brothers & sisters, Rhonda Kivel of Grand Rapids, Gary Kivel of Port Huron, Linda (Dwayne) Beem of Port Huron, Steven (Wendy) Kivel of St. Clair, Nancy (Michael) Pinkster of Kalamazoo, Brenda (Mark) Privette of Port Huron, Theresa Leneway of New Baltimore, David Kivel of FL, John (Frances) Kivel of Dexter, & Jeffrey Kivel of Port Huron; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Daniel M. Kivel II in May of 2007. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Smith Family Funeral Home-South preceded by one hour of visitation. Contributions may be made in Dan's memory to the Autism Society of Michigan. To send condolences, please visit smithfamilyfuneralhome.com A memorial service in Dan's memory will take place in the future. For information regarding this service, please contact Debbie Aliya at 616/475-0059 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org