Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Archie C. Daley
Service: July 30, 2014
Archie C. Daley

Archie C. Daley, 85, of Watertown, passed away on July 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Burial, with Military Graveside Rites, will be at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8, and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to the church would be appreciated.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Archie was born on December 10, 1928, the son of Ambrose and Margaret (Moldenhauer) Daley, in Alderly. He attended Oconomowoc High School before serving in the U.S. Army. After serving, Archie attended MSOE. He married the love of his life, Virginia Kollath, on December 20, 1947 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Archie and Virginia shared 66 ½ years of marriage together. He enjoyed spending time at his home with his family surrounded by nature. He and Virginia shared two memorable trips to Alaska together as well as other trips over the years. Archie was an avid Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer fan.
Archie owned and operated Daley Painting in Watertown for 60 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown and served on the Trustee Committee as well as other church committees. His faith and family were very important to him.
Archie is survived by his wife Virginia of Watertown; a son, Richard (Chris) Daley of Watertown; two daughters, Susan (Curt Braunschweig) Sullivan of Lake Mills, Katherine (James) Baum of Johnson Creek; six grandchildren, Nicole (Bob) Smith, Jennifer (Brad) Lemke, Benny Alba JR, Joshua Fuchs, Nathan (Angela) Baum, Amanda (James) Baneck, eight great-grandchildren, Noelle and Nolan Seamandel, Oliver Smith, Mason and Chloe Baneck, Thomas, and Jameson Baum, and Quienten Eckert and Aunt Ruth Monis of Oconomowoc, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends He was the last member of his immediate family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Byron “Bud” Daley, and Gerald Daley in infancy; a step-brother, Andy Kittleson; a son-in-law, James Sullivan; paternal grandparents, Phillip and Bridget Daley; maternal grandparents, Robert and Elizabeth Moldenhauer.
The family would like to thank Watertown Family Practice, Dr. Eastman and Rainbow Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.
You’ve blessed me with friends
and laughter and fun
With rain that’s as soft
as the light from the sun—
You’ve blessed me with stars
to brighten each night
You’ve given me help
to know wrong from right—
You’ve given me so much
please, Lord give me too,
A heart that is always
Grateful to you.
--An Irish Prayer--
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