Dennis Arthur Daniels was born on May 30, 1942 in Primghar, Iowa to Arthur and Mabel (Richter) Daniels, their only son. Dennis attended school in Missouri and then graduated high school from Sheldon, Iowa.
Married on May 10, 1963 to Sherry Anderson of Sheldon, Iowa. The daughter of John and Margaret Anderson. Dennis and Sherry were married for 53 years and had three children. Todd Mitchel Daniels currently living in Grand Forks, North Dakota; Terry Lee Daniels currently living in Warsaw, New York; Tami Joy Boe currently living in Saint Michael, Minnesota. Dennis and Sherry have five grandchildren, Avery John Arthur Boe, 12 years old, Jaxson Daniels Boe, 11 years old, Courtney Lee Daniels, 11 years old, Carson Patrick Daniels, 9 years old, Bellamy Durham Boe, 6 years old.
Dennis in his early years enjoyed such hobbies as gunsmithing. He bought and traded guns, enjoyed trap shooting, rode motorcycles and snowmobiles and also had his pilot license.