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Daniels, Michael David

Daniels, Michael David

April 28, 1972 — November 6, 2020

Michael David Daniels, 48, of Kansas City, MO, met his Savior, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Mike was born April 28, 1972, to Eldon and Janet Daniels in Elgin, IL, as the youngest of three children. Mike graduated from Normal Community High School and went on to complete a Master of Science in Criminal Justice at Illinois State University. On June 8, 1996, he married the love of his life, Staci Mulvey, and the two of them began an amazing journey lasting over 24 years.

Mike lived well. He began his career in law enforcement as a police officer for Normal, IL. After a few short years, he went on to fulfill his dream of becoming a Special Agent for the FBI, graduating from the Academy in June of 2000. Shortly afterwards, Mike and Staci moved to Kansas City where he would spend the majority of his career committed to protecting children as a member of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force. He also trained teachers, parents, and other adults about the dangers lurking on the internet so they could better protect children. His fellow agents knew him to be not only a gifted investigator, but also a caring friend and co-worker.

As much as he loved his career, it paled in comparison to the love he had for his family. He was a committed husband to Staci, and a loving dad to his five daughters - Samantha, Kiley, Avery, Addison, and Mackenna. He deeply loved his wife and daughters. He insisted on family vacations because he valued the time they spent as a family. He devoted himself to leading his daughters spiritually, so they would grow into godly young women. One of his daughters commented that it was not so much what Mike said, but how he lived, that taught them the most. Mike’s family knew him best and knew the truth about the kind of man he really was...gummy bears and ice cream were always shared with a smile as long as it was “dessert night.”

He served faithfully at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, alongside his family. Using his gift of hospitality, he greeted and made everyone feel welcomed and valued as they made their next steps in following Jesus. Mike’s faith was lived out everywhere he went. His life spoke loudly to the genuineness of his faith; whether at home, at work, or on a ball field, coaching his girls.

As well as Mike lived, he died even better. When diagnosed, Mike understood the likelihood that he was terminal. He used the platform that his diagnosis gave him to testify to his faith in Christ. He was not angry with God because he knew that God owed him nothing, nor did God promise him a life free from suffering. Instead, Mike trusted in the promise of God through Christ’s finished work on the cross--that he was a son, forgiven and forever free to be in God’s presence for eternity. Mike’s faith was not based on wishes or blind hope, but rather upon the truth presented in the Bible. As he faced death, his overriding ambition was to share his faith so others might also come to know God as he had.

As he declined, his goal was to share Jesus with “just one more.” He did not get bitter but rather excited about going to see his Savior. He grieved at leaving his wife and daughters, but smiled when he thought about meeting his Lord. His faith was real--it was “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)

As Mike neared the finish line of meeting his Savior his goal was to honor the God who loved him, redeemed him from sin, and guaranteed his salvation. As Mike would say, “We all have a meeting place for those who accept Christ as their Savior.” Glory be to God.

In addition to Staci and his girls, Mike’s legacy of faith lives on in the lives of those he loved--father and mother, Eldon and Janet Daniels; brother, Tim (MaryBeth) Daniels; sister, Kim Daniels; numerous extended family members; and his dear friends who loved and supported his family so generously throughout his life especially since his diagnosis--for that they will always be grateful.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Mike's life at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, November 10, in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Worship Center, 1600 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial will be at a later date in Glenridge Cemetery. Livestream available at:

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Relentless Pursuit Outreach & Recovery, This organization is in the planning and building stages of opening the “Mike Daniels Sanctuary for the Exploited”-- a shelter that will bring Christ’s healing to survivors of human trafficking.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Mike’s life at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, November 10, in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Worship Center, 1600 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial will be at a later date in Glenridge Cemetery. Livestream available at:

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Relentless Pursuit Outreach & Recovery, This organization is in the planning and building stages of opening the “Mike Daniels Sanctuary for the Exploited”– a shelter that will bring Christ’s healing to survivors of human trafficking.

Daniels, Michael David's Guestbook

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. I met Mike while prosecuting a criminal case in Lafayette County that he had investigated. I'd like to think we instantly connected over our passion for protecting the most vulnerable victims and our love for our families. Soon after he traveled to several different schools in my county at my request to give presentations on cyber crimes and cyber safety. He had his own investigations to do and work to get done, but he selflessly agreed to give those presentations if it meant protecting more kids. In doing so, he touched countless lives. We got to visit in between those presentations and it was clear how much he loved his family. He proudly talked of each of his girls and his big smile got even bigger when they were the topic of conversation. I admired how he could do the job he did for so long and still have the kind of positive outlook he had. Clearly it was because of his family and his faith. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God's presence will ease your pain during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing your husband/father/friend with all of us who worked with him. I am grateful our paths crossed and I'll look forward to seeing him again someday.

Kristen Ellis Hilbrenner

My deepest sympathies to Mike's loved ones. I was shocked to see a work email that just came out that Mike had passed. I was fortunate enough to have met Mike when we both worked in the Kansas City Division together years ago. He was always kind, courteous and helpful when we crossed paths. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain.

Mitch King

Even though I did not know Michael working at the FBI but I was touched reading his story of love and faith. Our deepest sympathy to the Daniel's family. We will pray for his wife and daughters. May he have eternal peace with the Lord.

Edward Safouri

I was blessed to know Mike as a young boy and am so pleased to know what a wonderful adult, husband and father he became. My sincerest condolences go to the Daniels family and friends. Praying for you as you weather this season of grief together.

Linda Pierce Normal Illinois

We are so sorry for this loss. May his legacy of faith continue through each of those that remain here on earth!

Dave and Lorena Allen

Mike -- An angel among us. In just the few moments that our lives touched "in the air", the Daniels family has forever impacted us. Your faith lived out so strongly, "tragedy" transformed into His Glory, the message of the Gospel always at the forefront. What an example to follow! God Bless you all and continued prayers for your family as you continue to walk in that sustaining faith.

Stan and Julie Echelmeier

I am a dispatcher for the Normal Police Department, one of the very first ride alongs I did was with Mike. I will always remember what a nice guy he was, always willing to take any call I sent him without complaint. Rest In Peace 155.

Cristine Harrison

What a beautiful service. Guest speaker Tim touched my heart and at times I felt as if Mike was speaking through Tim. There is no way to sugar coat any of this - Staci and the family have been through a lot. But I found last night not only to be a celebration of Mike but also a gathering of friends who wanted Staci and the family to know that we love you; we care for you; we are praying for you; and we are also suffering with you. We all miss Mike. He was one of a kind. It did my heart some good to see Mike's brave daughters so full of life and his beautiful wife Staci so full of grace and love for everyone who came through the receiving line. May God bless your family and I hope Staci someday leads a bible study - I will be the first to sign up!

Bob Herndon

Sending many hugs your way. ❤️❤️ Glory to God for Mikes beautiful life.❤️

Tammi Krebaum

Though we didn’t know Mike, we attended church with the Mulvey family in Rockford IL, I’m not surprised to read what an amazing person he was - and the lasting impact his life will have on so many. As difficult as the days ahead will be, we can’t help but rejoice in knowing he resides in eternity with our Savior. May wonderful memories comfort you in the days to come. Remembering Staci, his girls and Daniels family in our prayers. Brian & Joan Drop

Brian & Joan Drop

May the Lord bring you a blanket of comfort through the many spectacular memories of your beloved husband and dad. Mike was such a fantastic friend and co-worker for our son, David, who has expressed to us how much he has missed Mike, a one-of-a-kind guy. Your journals having been Spirit-led, have been enriching and touching many hearts and lives, including ours. Your lives have shown us what true faith is all about. With Christ's love and many prayers, Maggie and Jim Albers

Maggie and Jim Albers

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Kiley and the entire family. Mr. Daniels sounded like an awesome husband and father. Take comfort in knowing he is safe in the Heavenly Father’s arms!

Keara Shannon and Family

Our hearts go out to the entire Daniel's family. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Michael David Daniels. Thank you for sharing your story of how Michael lived his life. The world is a better place because of his testimony and how he loved Jesus and lived it out during his life. Now may the God of hope fill your lives with all joy and peace as you celebrate the life of Michael Daniels. We love you and will pray for you. All of our love. Jerry & Barbara Seever

Jerry Seever and Barbara Seever

Staci and girls, we are so sorry for your loss, but it's great to know that Mike is home with his Lord, who he loved so much. We will continue to pray for you now and in the coming months that God will cover you with his strength and love.

Larry and Karen Wahl

We’re praying for God to wrap you all in His loving embrace in the days and weeks ahead! I picture Mike’s beautiful smile as he looks on the face of Jesus but also know that your hearts are grieving the loss of his presence with you here and pray for the comfort that only God can give! Thank you for sharing your journey with us and know that Mike’s story has reached far and wide! Blessings!

Donna & Gary Brattin

Jose and Lori want to extend our heartfelt condolences at Mikes passing. Although I worked with Mike for a very short period, I always remember him as a hard working, caring and unselfish agent, which I know had already been established through his strong Faith! Our prayers continue for family and are happy in the belief Mike is with Christ!

Jose and Lori Jimenez

We are humbled by the grace that has been an ever present part of this journey. We pray for God's peace that surpases our understanding, to guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Praise God for His everlasting love for us. We pray that you to feel that more than ever now.

Dave & Debbie Mora

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Daniels family. Thank you all for sharing your story and how you live your faith. We have been so blessed to be a part of your journey. Know that our hearts are aching for all of you, but that we have you lifted up in prayer that God wraps His loving arms around each of you and gives you peace and comfort. We love you and continue to be a part of your earthly journey as we all look ahead with hope to the wonderful reunion that God has promised us.

Jim and Carol Smiley

Our lives are richer because God (the giver of every good thing) gave us the gift of Mike...whether our time with him was brief or frequent, it always enriched us. His smile, optimism & faith in Christ would challenge me each time I had the privilege of a conversation with him. Staci, Samantha, Kiley, Avery, Addison, & Mackenna: I’m so sorry for your deep sorrow & grief. I love each of you, have cried out to God for your suffering & comfort & found myself awake in the middle of many nights weeping for your impending loss. You are correct is worth the risk of being hurt. I pray you experience the strong & constant presence of our good God through this season of mourning. I love you all...with all my heart. Marla ❤️

Marla Crisman

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