2 February 2014


My dad, Daniel Gene Pope, went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2014.  His life was an example of a person who loved Jesus and was committed to sharing Him with others.  I am eternally grateful that God used him to bring the Gospel of Salvation to me, my family, and many others.


The first two videos are of the entire funeral service and have the same content. Only the quality and file size is different.  Choose the one that plays best with your internet speed.


The last video is memorial video only.  The quality is much better than what is in the funeral video.


The obituary is below. 


Funeral Service

February 1, 2014

United Methodist Church

St. Ignace, MI 


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Memorial Video

Testimony and memorial video for my dad, which we made for his last Christmas present.  This was also played at his funeral.  He shares how he came to know the Lord and encourages all to receive salvation that can only be found in Jesus Christ. 


There are three parts:

1.  An interview from the night before his major surgery for cancer--15 October 2012

2.  A picture/video slideshow celebrating his life

3.  An interview from two days before Christmas 2013 





Daniel G. Pope, 67, of St. Ignace passed away peacefully on January 27th surrounded by his family after fighting a yearlong courageous battle with cancer.


He was born December 31, 1946, to Allan and Ardith (nee White) Pope in St. Ignace.


He graduated from LaSalle High School in 1965 and then served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Georgetown.  He then became a photographer for the St. Ignace News.  On April 15, 1972, Mr. Pope married Mary Fair.  After receiving a diploma from the American School of Photography, he also became a wedding photographer.  He later worked for the U.S. Post Office where he retired after thirty-three years.


Mr. Pope was a member of the St. Ignace United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and was a youth group leader.  He was also a member of the American Legion and was Commander of the Thomas F. Grant Post #62.  He was an elder in the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.


He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, tennis, and camping with his children and grandchildren.  He also enjoyed using Facebook to share the gospel with people all over the world.  He took classes to become an ordained minister in order to teach accurate information about the Bible.


Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Mary, their children, and their families, Carrie and Chris TerVree, Sherwood and Areli Pope, Andrew Pope, and Sarah Pope; four grandchildren, Isaiah, Isaac, and Natalie TerVree and Rebekah Ann Pope; three siblings, Wayne and Sherry Pope, Jeff and Mary Pope, and Nancy and Bob Rhome; uncles Jerry and Darlene White, Aaron and Marie White, Aunt Teresa and Jim Johnson, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Gayle Pope, his nephew Darry Pope, and his granddaughter Esther Nina Pope.  Memorials may be directed to the St. Ignace United Methodist Church and the Mackinac Straits Oncology Department.


Visitation was held Saturday, February 1st from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church. Services followed directly at the church with Reverend Susie Hierholzer officiating.


A burial service will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in the spring.

Dodson Funeral Home in St. Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.