Daniel David Shiflett, 90, of Clarkston, Wash., passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Clarkston Care Center. He was born Sept. 7 1919, in Fortine, Mont., to Henry Clifton and Dora Josephine Mortimore Shiflett. He graduated in 1938 from Lincoln County High School in Eureka, Mont. He married Grace Montgomery on Dec. 23, 1941, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1994. Edna Fisbeck and Daniel were married Jan. 20, 1996. She survives him. He lived in Whitefish, Mont. From 1942 to 1945, while he worked for Great Northern Railroad. He then moved to Havre, Mont., until 1980, where he worked as a diesel mechanic. He retired in 1980 and moved to Clarkston in August 1991. Daniel was a member of First Church of God in Clarkston and Masonic Lodge No. 134 in Havre, where he held all offices and was a lifetime member. He was also a lifetime member of Lodge No. 55, Eastern Star Chapter No. 30, was a lifetime member of the Algeria Shrine, and was a guardian for Job's Daughters. Surviving Daniel is his wife Edna in Clarkston; brother, Bill Shiflett of Libby, Mont.; two daughters, Sherry Smith of Tekoa, Wash., and Bonnie Lucas of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; five stepchildren; and many step-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his wife, Grace; and brother, Jack Shiflett. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston with burial to follow at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston. The Rev. Evan Meske of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho, will officiate. Condolences can be left for the family at www.merchantfuneralhome. com. Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's Hospital, 911 West 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.
DANIEL DAVID SHIFLETT obituary
Published: Thursday, April 15th, 2010
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