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Daniel Lee Sentell



Daniel Lee Sentell, 65, died March 16, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw, after a hard-fought battle with an extended illness.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions can be made to Charlton Heston Academy towards the athletic department. Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch.

He was born Aug. 4, 1954, in St. Petersburg, FL, to Everett and Helen (Dennett) Sentell. He had lived in St. Helen for most of his life. On Dec. 31, 1999, he and Ellen K. Bell were married in Deerfield Beach, FL. He graduated from East Detroit High School in 1974 and started working with his dad in the water well drilling industry. In 1998, he purchased the Gage Well Drilling company from his dad and operated it until 2010 when he sold the business due to health concerns.

Mr. Sentell enjoyed golfing and fishing, loved riding his trike and wintering in Pensacola, FL. His greatest gifts were his grandchildren and his dogs, Spencer, Sundae and Sullivan.

Preceding him in death were his father, Everett “Leon” Sentell; stepfather, Claud Copeland; stepmother, Judy Sentell; stepsister, Jodi Davison; and first wife, Karen Sentell.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen K. Sentell of St. Helen; children, Laura (Joseph) Dean, Kara Somes and Lawrence “Larry” Sentell; grandchildren, Allysen, Kaylee and Isaac; mother, Helen Copeland; brother-in-law, Brian Davison; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

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