Daniel Herkel
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Graveside Services

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Litchfield Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Frankfort, New York, United States

Obituary of Daniel J. Herkel


ILION – Daniel J. Herkel, age 58, of Rockwell Dr., Ilion, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.


He was born on November 27, 1959, in Ilion, the son of Henry J. Herkel and Marilyn Avery Herkel and graduated from Ilion High School in 1977.  He was married to Carol Bachorik.  Dan was employed as manager at Michaels in New Hartford.  He was also employed at Hannaford’s, in New Hartford, and LePage Bakeries.  Mr. Herkel was a major sports fan.  He also loved music and liked to attend musical concerts. Grandpa  Dan enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and all family events.


Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Willems, with whom he resided; his wife, Carol Herkel; his daughter, DeAndra Macri and her husband, Nick Macri, Jr., of Herkimer; his sons, Marcus Herkel and his wife, Courtney, of Herkimer and John Rigo, of Herkimer; five grandchildren, Kaylee, Victor, Mia, Ty and Parker; his brothers, Brian Herkel, of Barneveld and Tim “Buddy” Herkel, of Herkimer; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a stepsister, Laurie.


He was predeceased by his father, Henry Herkel and his stepfather, John Willems.


Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 12 noon at Litchfield Cemetery, Town of Litchfield.  In keeping with Dan’s wishes, there are no scheduled calling hours or funeral home services.


Anyone wishing to share a memory of Dan, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com.


Service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to his family Funeral Director, Don Applegate, at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location at 102 West St., Ilion, NY (315-895-7722).


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