In Memory

Daniel McGhee

Daniel McGee

Daniel A. McGee, 69, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 after a battle with cancer.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, January 2, from 4 PM until 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Cancer Services. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Daniel was born on December 2, 1950, in Chesnee, SC, to Harold & Ruth (Mahaffey) McGee. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1969. In 1970, Daniel proudly served our country by enlisting in the United States Navy, where he served aboard the USS Hanson during the Vietnam War. After he returned home, Daniel married the love of his life, Mary “Liz” Trogdon, on May 11, 1974. He worked for Chardon Rubber for 28 years in the maintenance and tool and die departments. Daniel and Liz would spend many afternoons attending car races and experiencing countless motorcycle trips to various locations throughout the United States. He also enjoyed playing golf, scuba diving, water skiing and watching NASCAR. A passion of his was superheroes; specifically, Superman. He was an avid collector of superhero comic books and loved to draw them. So much so, that he painted a scene of ‘Superman on the Moon’ on his motorcycle gas tank. Daniel also liked to cheer on the Detroit Lions & Red Wings, and watching movies on his computer. He was a loving and compassionate man, who always put a smile on everyone’s face. Daniel will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Liz, of Benton Harbor; mother, Ruth McGee of Benton Harbor; siblings, Steven (Roxanne Merlino) McGee of Benton Harbor and Susan Dean of St. Joseph; brothers-in-law, Eddie, Billy, Ricky, Daniel and Allen and their spouses; sisters-in-law, Irene, Eunice, Kay and Rose and their spouses; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and loving dogs, Sissy, Cujo, Bosco, Goldie and Betsy.

Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Harold and brother, Marshall McGee.