LEWISTON -- A Mass of Christian burial for George P. Daley of Lewiston is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston, with the Revs. James Hennessy and Leroy Eikens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Daley, 86, a former state legislator and chairman of the Federal Farm Credit Board, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1993) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
He was born Aug. 9, 1906, in Lewiston and married Helen Welch on Aug. 23, 1932, in Winona. After her death, he married Alice Yackel.
Mr. Daley was a dairy farmer who had many political and business interests. He served in the Minnesota Legislature for six years and ran for Congress in 1964 as a Democrat against, and lost to, Al Quie. As a dairy farmer, he represented the Midwest area as a director of the National Milk Producers Federation, served on the Land Bank System for 42 years, and in 1955 was appointed by President Eisenhower as chairman of the Federal Farm Credit Board. He was also chairman of the Rochester Dairy Cooperative which later merged with Associated Milk Producers Inc. He was a director of the Lewiston Creamery, a charter member of the Lewiston Lions Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus for 48 years and a lifetime member of the Lewiston Sportsmans Club.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Patrick, Michael and Stephen, all of Lewiston, and Daniel of Faribault; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-graendchildren; a brother, John of Minneapolis; and a sister, May Ronan of Winona. He was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call at Hoff Funeral Home in Lewiston from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m Sunday and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday. A prayer service will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. @et