Corey McDaniel, 28

Corey A. McDaniel, 28, a resident of rural Churubusco, passed away at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. He had been a patient there since Monday.Corey was born in Fort Wayne Oct. 24, 1985, the son on Donald R. and Marlene (Wetzel) McDaniel. He moved from Fort Wayne to Churubusco as a child with his parents, and was a member of the Churubusco High School Class of 2004. Employed at Complete Controls in Fort Wayne during the past two years, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and his cats. He also enjoyed playing bass guitar and video games. He will long be remembered as an individual with a “big heart” for his friends and family. Surviving relatives include his parents, Don and Marlene McDaniel of Churubusco; his sister, Amanda (Greg) Brake of Columbia City; his paternal grandmother, Mildred Walker of Auburn; his aunt, Maureen (Terry) Clemons of Churubusco; an uncle, Rick “Mac” McDaniel of Monroeville; twin nieces, Maya and Liliana Brake; and two cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Krauss Chapel at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Pastor Kathleen W. Haller will officiate.The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Saturday from 2 to 5:30 p.m., with a celebration of life immediately following at the funeral home. There will be no calling on Sunday. Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Habitat for Humanity of Whitley County, 378-A N. Line St., Columbia City, IN 46725.To leave an online condolence for the family in Corey’s memory, log on to or find the funeral home on Facebook.