Daniel Massie

Obituary of Daniel Keith Massie

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Daniel Keith Massie was born in Trenton, Michigan on November 22, 1951. He was the youngest of two children born to Vernon Massie and Sally (Duty) Massie. Danny attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Michigan. On February 19, 1983, he wed the love of his life, the former Susan Champagne. The couple were blessed with forty years of marriage and shared a son and two daughters.

A talented self-taught musician, Danny enjoyed strumming on one of his many electric guitars. As a young man, he performed with his band “Endless Chain”. Dan continued to play for his family throughout his life. An avid fan of the classic rock band Led Zeppelin, he was often inspired by their lead guitarist, Jimmy Page. Danny also enjoyed watching movies and was open to exploring any genre of film.

Danny took a casual, laid-back approach to any situation. He had a gentle, sweet nature about him. He also possessed a great sense of humor and always had a witty comment to share. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Dan loved his family deeply. He had an especially close relationship with his eldest grandchild, Trevor. The pair often visited the Wendy’s restaurant together where Danny would treat his grandson to a chocolate Frosty.

Daniel Keith Massie, age 72, of Flat Rock, Michigan, passed away at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital on Tuesday; January 9, 2024. His passing was preceded by his parents; his son: Robert Bates Jr.; and his sister: Linda Gilbert.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his loving wife: Susan Massie; his two daughters: Kimberly (Scott) Miller of Monroe, Michigan and Tania Massie of Flat Rock, Michigan; his grandson: Trevor Walls; his granddaughter: Delaney Miller; two nephews: John Almagro and Michael Gilbert; and his beloved feline friends: “DiNozo” and “Lexie”.

A Celebration of Daniel’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 3:00 to 5:00pm at I Am Church 22144 North Huron River Drive Rockwood, Michigan 48173. His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place at the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.

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Celebration of Life for Daniel Massie

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 20, 2024
I Am Church
22144 North Huron River Drive
Rockwood, Michigan, United States
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Daniel Massie

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Daniel Massie

1951 - 2024

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