Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — GRAWN — Daniel Arman, 69, of Grawn, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home. He was born on Nov. 27, 1943, in Detroit, the son of Daniel J. and Anne (Strake) Arman.
Daniel graduated from Brighton High School in 1961 and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Lawrence Institute of Technology.
He began his career as a journeyman tool and die maker, working with his father at Regent Tool & Manufacturing in Hazel Park.
He was a member of the Interlochen Eagles and the Elks Lodge in Madeira Beach, Fla.
Daniel was a competitive sail boat racer winning several trophies and received the boat of year award.
He was very social and loved the companionship with his friends. He also liked sightseeing, two-tracking and being with family, friends and his grandchildren.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Dian (Klecker) Arman; they were married, Dec. 21, 1968, in Howell; children, Mark Arman and his wife, Lynda, Guenevere Arman and Chris Behanic, of Traverse City, Daniel Blust of Hernando, Fla., and Edward Walker and his wife, Patricia, of Grand Rapids; sister, Dianne Arman, of Brighton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Todd Blust.
Daniel will be missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. today, April 26, 2013, at the Interlochen Eagles, 20724 Honor Hwy., Interlochen, (231) 275-7189, where the family will greet friends starting at 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Dian Arman.
Please visit Daniel’s webpage at www.lifestorynet.com to sign the online guestbook and share a message or memory with his family.
The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, to handle the arrangements.