Daniel R. Urschel, 85, of Valparaiso passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024, at the VNA Hospice Center. He was born October 19, 1938, graduated from Valparaiso High School, attended Valparaiso University, and served proudly with the Indiana National Guard. Dan served as part of the management team at Urschel Laboratories for over 60 years, retiring as Executive Vice-President of Manufacturing. Although Dan was an accomplished man who involved himself in various community affairs over the years, it may have been the family dachshunds that he chose to define himself by.
On December 23, 1962, he married Joanne Montague who survives along with their children; Mark Urschel (Heather) of Indianapolis & Danielle Urschel of Bloomington, IN, grandchildren; Izabella Jarvis, Ben Urschel, Marcellus Jarvis & Sophie Urschel, and siblings: Elena Urschel, Cinda Urschel, Janet Gersh (Michael), & Bob Urschel (Nancy). He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe R. & Gladys E. (nee Swain) Urschel, and one brother, John William Urschel.
A private family burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery.


Joanne, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I'm wishing you strength and comfort at this time. -Beth Rudnick 

Sending loving thoughts to you. -Judith Champion 

Mrs. Urschel and family, My deepest condolences in the loss of Mr. Urschel. I remember when I was young, there were so many times when he would stop by our house, while out on a bicycle ride, to visit with my Dad. My Mom and Dad always had/have spoken so highly of you both. I know my Dad (Art Hill) will want to extend his sympathy to all of you, as well. May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared. -Jennifer (Hill) Pilarski 

Dear Family, I am sending you my sincere sympathy in the passing of Dan. Please know our family cares about what you are now going through. May you be granted peace with the passing of time. -Sharon K. Harris

Dear Joanne and family: Just wanted to offer our deepest condolences on the passing of Dan. I was the captain of the tennis league he played for in the 80's and 90's. He loved his tennis and was a pleasure being around both on and off the courts. I know speaking for all the players in our league he will be deeply missed! -Ed & Carol Dartz and all the Thursday Night Tennis League Players 

Joanne and family, we were so sorry to recently learn of Dan's death. Please accept our condolences. We will be thinking of you. -Sandy and Larry Holt

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